Thanks for the responses.
Re: John G. Marr, " Wouldn't that be another good example of pushing the envelope of rationality and efficiency? What if you had descriptive phrases that applied to each of 30 collaborative responsible persons? "
I think a lot of us would consider transcribing 30 authors and their respective mini-bio phrases a less than valuable use of our time. But following Mark Ehlert's comments, I think that's what the "generally" is there for, as a sort of release valve.
But to be honest my concern is less with cataloger's time, and more with user's. After all that's what we're supposed to be endeavoring to save. I worry that the longer and more detailed the statement of responsibility gets the more likely it is to overwhelm the record with information that (IMO) does not facilitate FISO objectives.
The record Mark cited (http://lccn.loc.gov/2010046716) is a perfect example of this. Try and find where the second author starts... (hint it's not Ludwig Maximilian or Walther Straub). Noise threatens to override signal.
I bring this up specifically in the context of PCC because, I have a feeling that whatever the fullest allowable form of the SoR is, eventually some PCC library will come along and add it, out of the noble objective of wanting to provide "the best" record.
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The term "statement of responsibility" has a broad enough formal definition in old AACR2 to include phrases that describe responsible persons (e.g. "Chief Fuddy-duddy at LC") but 1.1F7 reduces that possibility to reasonable levels. Does something in RDA explicitly contradict old 1.1F7, and if it does, was it intentionally meant to do so?
Wouldn't that be another good example of pushing the envelope of rationality and efficiency? What if you had descriptive phrases that applied to each of 30 collaborative responsible persons?
John G. Marr
Univ. of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
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