Thanks for forwarding this, Rebecca.
The 246:13: was chosen for the BSR as the first indicator 1 = note, and
second indicator 3 = other title. This usage is for varying titles (not
to be confused with variant titles on an authority record). The second
indicator 3 is defined in MARC 21 as "other title" associated with the
piece item. Using 246:13: for titles other than parallel titles
indicates that a note and a title added entry are generated from this
field. Second indicator 3 was chosen as a replacement for use of second
indicators, 4, 7, 8, etc. For sake of clarity, please note that in the
BSR print monographs and graphic materials parallel titles are placed in
a 246:31: field.
I disagree with the use of 246:1#: in the BSRs. Of course, Dave, or any
other cataloger can use whatever 246s they prefer. But for the BIBCO
Standard Records I think the 246:13: is the tag that can be used for all
varying titles appearing either on the item, or associated with the item.
I am in hopes that the 246:#1: will be removed from any BSRs and the
246:13: be kept for varying titles. As stated the use of 246:31: for
parallel titles is in the BSR.
New York, NY
Culbertson, Rebecca wrote:
> Attached is the consolidated comments for the Vis Graphic Materials. A
> couple things to note here:
> 1. I added the 007 for microforms, but am noting that this wasn’t part
> of the original core for graphic materials.
> 2. Clip from an email from Dave today. I have to confess that I still
> don’t exactly understand how this would affect catalogers and whether
> we should change.
> “VARIANT TITLES IN 246 FIELD:I want to bring up another issue, the
> alternative to use 246 indicators "13" when you don't want to use the
> more appropriate values. To be more correct in MARC, I would like to
> change to using "1#" as the defaults if you don't use more appropriate
> values. "3" for "other" is defined as meaning none of the other values
> are appropriate. This isn't true, there are values that are
> appropriate, usually, we're just not choosing to use them. That is
> what value "#" means-- you are not specifying a type.
> I realize this means changing the BOOK BSR, too, but it needs to be
> opened up again anyway because of other things it looks like we are
> making standard (e.g., 500 Source of title note *(if other than chief
> source)*; and 007 field for microform reproductions)”
> I did include Dave’s 246 1# in the chart, but does this mean 246 13 or
> no 246 13?
> 3. Note that the TG includes the 655 as A. I think this is ok for all
> the AV formats—actually everything except Books at this point? The
> text in their Labels and notes area is similar to the books BSR, but
> does allude to genre headings. I like it as is.
> *Rebecca Culbertson*
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