I think this was just a mistake. Perhaps the library that first input this
record into OCLC did not capitalize and the person in NSDP just accepted
the title proper. However, this is not an ISSN under U.S. jurisdiction
(rather it's UK) and the ISSN Portal does use a capital letter in
Pentecostal in the key title.
The simple answer, I think, is to go ahead and make the correction. I
would not usually advise correcting a U.S.-assigned key title but in this
case, a CONSER library with access to the ISSN Portal can transcribe the
ISSN elements into the record so it seems reasonable that you should be
able to correct a transcription error. Also, of course, I really cannot
say whether the record as it might have been in the Portal at the time the
record was updated with ISSN elements might have since been corrected.
I believe your take on this is correct (looks odd to be lower
case). Caveat: I have not searched through rules and RIs so if someone
has the official rule-based word, please speak up.
Regina Romano Reynolds
Library of Congress
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On Thu, 10 Sep 2009, Ben Abrahamse wrote:
> No, don't worry I'm not bringing up religion per se on this list.
> Rather, I have a question, particularly for PCC catalogers who work with
> materials from and about religious bodies and thought (not something we
> very often have a reason to do, here at MIT.)
> OCLC rec. #27278373 is a nsdp record for a journal, with a 245 |a
> Journal of pentecostal theology. I would have thought, based on the
> rule in AACR2 appendix A.19D1, "capitalize the name of a religion, sect,
> or specific religious movement. Capitalize also a name describing its
> members and /any adjective derived from such a name/", that we would
> see: Journal of Pentecostal theology.
> Is this a mistake in the record, am I mis-reading A.19D1, or is there an
> LCRI I am missing? (I don't see anything relevant in the Cat Desktop
> ed. of AACR2.)
> For what it's worth, based on the subject headings, it is clear this
> journal is devoted to the theology of Pentecostal churches and
> movements, not theology relating to the historical Pentecost as written
> in the Book of Acts, or relating to Pentecostal celebration and feasts, etc.
> Thanks for your time,
> Benjamin Abrahamse
> Head, Serials Cataloging Section
> Cataloging and Metadata Services
> MIT Libraries
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