In general, the differences for serials (apart from the new fields) are pretty subtle.the plan: look at describing a serial from top to bottom, highlighting in general terms what’s the same and what’s different. At the end we’ll look together at an RDA serial record. More detail on this will come in a full class. Also it’s important to note that we are all learning this together and so best practices aren’t fully in place.
I’m assuming that you know general differences: 3xx fields, capitalization, abbreviations, etc. So this is a quick review. You will see more in examples.336 = Content type: Content type is: expression level.It is the form of communication in which the content is expressed.337 = Media type: the type of intermediation device required to view, play, run, etc. the content of a resource.336 = Carrier type: type of carrier used to convey the content of the resource.There are more than these, of course.And it applies to serials too.
The first thing I do is see if I can fit my pieces in hand onto an existing record (though if the pieces have found their way to me....it usually means there is some sort of problem....)“title change” rules have been carried over to RDA.
If you are working with copy, this decision will have been made for you, hopefully.One of the hardest decisions in serials cataloging, for me, is whether a serial fits one of the scenarios for corporate main entry. the good news is: the creteria haven’t changed! They just live in a different place (and we no longer say “main entry”)That rule used to be AACR2 21.1b2. You can find instruction at RDA 220.127.116.11.1 and the related policy statement.18.104.22.168.1 = corporate bodies considered to be creators(the authorized access point for a work is AAP for creator, if applicable and the preferred title for the work)So, in order to enter a corporate body as a creator, they have to fit the 22.214.171.124.1 criteria. Which are the same as teh 21.1b2 criteria....
so, we don’t just check for conflict with other serials anymore. Include authority records, monographs, serials, etc. We compare the entire authorized access point (1XX if there and 245)We are still discussing best practices for qualifiers.If we have a “generic title” we are advised to prefer a corporate body qualifier. Otherwise, it’s judgement.
The dot dot dot.No more $b [proceedings]Jury still out regarding best practices with 245 $c for serials.It is an RDA core element. But not Core for CONSER. We are instructed to “provide if important for identification of the serial”RDA says we don’t need to transcribe editors unless the name of the editor is considered to be an important means of identifying the serial (e.g., if a particular person edited the serial for all or most of its existence; if the person's name is likely to be better known than the title of the serial). 126.96.36.199Transcribe as you see it.Last example illustrates 1) capitalization and 2) noun phrases treated as part of the statement of responsibility.
Generally with RDA we don’t omit “extra stuf” from SOP
Note that best practice for serials is not to use a copyright date. Because a serial can have many copyright dates.Right now we are struggling with 264 in legacy records.....
No dates in 264 because desc not based on first issue in either one of these examples.Fewer abbreviations. If a word is spelled out on a piece, that’s how you transcribe it. If it’s abbreviated, then you transcribe the abbreviation. So if I see Inc. in an RDA record, I assume it appeared like that on the piece.
Optionally you can provide “volumes” for live serials in other formats.Abbreviations:Here you can use in. (that’s in appendix B) and cm (no period because it’s considered a symbol)—unless you have a series statement and are using ISBD punctiation.
Here’s an example of a ceased serial.Note 300 is filled in.Note 260: this is an “older” rda record.
Note: capitalization is an instutitional policy. Follow Appendix A or “take what you see”
Review how to tell this is an RDA record.I like this example because it shows what serials do for title access. See the 246? With monos, if there is weirdness/typos on piece, they are transcribed. For serials, record it correctly in the 245. So a typo would have been handled the same way.264: option to use ... not identified but try to supply if you can.
This one illustrates something that I didn’t bring up.....RDA brings the end of that giant RI that basically says to ignore the A2 chapter 11 (microforms). Many of the things we transcribed were from the *original* work. Here is an example of a serial microfilm. Note no 245 $h, and the 3XX fields.776 field.I am not comfortable with this idea yet but here it is.
Rda for serials
RDA and serials(the other nutshell)Hi!Beth ThorntonHead, Serials CatalogingUniversity of Georgiabethj@uga.edu
Agenda• General differences• Initial decisions• Title and statement of responsibility• Publication information• Extent, etc.• Frequency• Numbering• A look at an RDA serial record
...I‟m guessing you‟ve heardthis already• New fields• 264• 336, 337, 338• Changes in transcription• “key it like you see it”• abreviations• capitalization
Initial decisionsUniversity of GeorgiaStudent handbook2012/2013Do I need a 110 for this?RDA 188.8.131.52.1
Initial decisions (2)Okay, I don‟t need a 110. Do I need a 130?• Check for conflict with *all* works• No more (Online) qualifierSo...Print version of:Journal of green energy, issued by the Georgia EnergyCommissionElectronic version of:Journal of green energy, issued by the Georgia EnergyCommissionBUTJournal of green energy, issued by some British GreenorganizationDifferentmanifestationsof the samework. No needto distinguish.Different work. Needs tobe distinguishedRDA 184.108.40.206 and the LCPCC PS
Title and statement ofresponsibility245 10 ... annual report245 10 Annual Turf Grass Conference : $b [proceedings]245 00 Modern authors / $c Henry W. Wenning, C.A.Stonehill, Inc. Rare BooksCNR / ǂc THE MAGAZINE OF THE COLLEGE OF NATURALRESOURCES AT NC STATE UNIVERSITY
245 10 $a ... / $c sponsored by the Library Association(founded 1877)and remember:245 00 Journal of inorganic chemistry $h [electronic resource]Title (2)
Publication information (2)264 #1 $3 <1976->: $a New York, NewYork : $b Alan R. Liss, Inc.264 31 $3 <2005->: $a Hoboken, NewJersey : $b Wiley-Liss, Inc.264 #1 $a [Reston, Va.?] : $b U.S.Department of the Interior, GeologicalSurvey264 #2 $a Washington, D.C. : $bSuperintendent of Documents, U.S.Government Printing Office
Publication information (3)264 #1 $a Edinburgh : $b JohnCarfrae, $c 1824.264 31 $3 Feb. 16- Apr. 2: $a Edinburgh :$b J. L. Huie362 1# Began with number 1 (Jan.7, 1824); ceased with number 38 (Apr.2, 1824).
Extent300 ## $a• RDA and LC-PCC PS 220.127.116.11: give full and complete extentfor ceased serial if known300 ## $a 14 volumes ; $c 30 cm.• If the actual number is not known, give at least the term:300 ## $a volumes300 ## $a 1 online resource• CONSER practice: always provide carrier term fortangible, live, non-print serials.300 ## $a computer discs : $b illustrations ; $c 4 ¾ in.
New field: 336Content type•Closed list•Terms in RDA 18.104.22.168–Examples: text, cartographic image,computer dataset, notated music, three-dimensional moving image–Other, unspecified336 ## text $b txt $2 rdacontent336 ## text $b txt $2 rdacontent $3 linernotes
New field: 337Media type•Closed list•Terms in RDA 3.2–Examples:unmediated, computer, microform, video–Other, unspecified337 ## unmediated $b n $2 rdamedia
New field: 338Carrier type•Closed list•Terms in RDA 3.3–Examples on next slide–Other, unspecified338 ## volume $b nc $2 rdacarrier
Frequency310• RDA 2.1.4• Not a core element• CONSER requires current frequencyNumbering362 1# $a and 588• RDA 1.7, 1.8, 2.6• Transcribe elements as found362 1# Began with volume 1, number 1 (June2005).588 ## Description based on: Volume 5, number1 (June 2011); title from cover.588 ## Latest issue consulted: Volume 6 number1 (June 2012).