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> From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf
> Of Arakawa, Steven
> Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 11:30 AM
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> Subject: Re: [PCCLIST] Punctuation used with $3 and $x in 260, 490, 8XX
> Fields: PCC guidelines
> I think an example for handling multipart monographs would be helpful here.
> Unlike serials, multipart descriptive cataloging includes the publication
> date(s) in 260 subfield c, so simply recording volume numbers is not helpful,
> especially since the $c is not repeatable in the subsequent 260 fields e.g.
> 260 __ ‡3 v. 1: ‡a Darmstadt : ‡b Primus, ‡c c2007-2009.
> 260 3_ ‡3 v. 2: ‡a Münster : ‡b Lit
> Multiparts are frequently published out of volume order, so one can't infer
> when v.1 and v.2 were issued.
> Prefer (if published in volume order):
> 260 __ ‡3 v. 1 (c2007): ‡a Darmstadt : ‡b Primus, ‡c c2007-2009.
> 260 3_ ‡3 v. 2 (2009): ‡a Münster : ‡b Lit
> (if published out of volume order):
> 260 __ ‡3 v. 2 (c2007): ‡a Darmstadt : ‡b Primus, ‡c c2007-2009.
> 260 3_ ‡3 v. 1 (2009): ‡a Münster : ‡b Lit
Would it be simpler just to give $3 in the fields for the exceptions to the first 260? Personally, I really dislike using $3 in 260 ##, because it is illogical on its face. Building on Steven's example above, I would prefer something like:
260 ## $a Darmstadt : $b Primus, $c c2007-2009.
260 3# $3 v. 1 (2009): $a Münster : $b Lit
In regard to *what* details to record in $3, I think it should be whatever makes the situation most clear. I like Steven's approach. An alternative, although not quite as clear, would be something like:
260 3# $3 vol. published 2009: $a Münster : $b Lit
But that might look better when used for something with a longer run, e.g.:
260 3# $3 vols. published 2001-<2009>: $a Paris : $b Hachette
> Also, the indicator 3 (current publisher) seems to make more sense for
> serials; when the set is complete there really is no "current" publisher (v.
> 2 could be out of print for all we know). Wouldn't it be better to leave
> indicator as blank in such cases?
Indicator "3" is named "Current/latest publisher", so I think it's the appropriate one to use. ("Latest" is what "current" turns into when it's no longer current but there's nothing later.)
Kevin M. Randall
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