Access points for works don't depend on whether they have been published or not, so you're correct, whether the dissertation was published or not doesn't make a difference.
Robert L. Maxwell
Head, Special Collections and Formats Catalog Dept.
6728 Harold B. Lee Library
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
"We should set an example for all the world, rather than confine ourselves to the course which has been heretofore pursued"--Eliza R. Snow, 1842.
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Sent: Friday, February 01, 2013 1:34 PM
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Subject: Re: Use of 240 field for dissertation title
So whether the dissertation was "published" doesn't make a difference? (I am assuming I guess it was a print dissertation anyway, since if it's online, it is published).
Diana Brooking (206) 685-0389
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On Fri, 1 Feb 2013, Adam L. Schiff wrote:
> I think if the text is the same, i.e. that the published book is just
> a different manifestation, then the original title would be recorded
> in 240, as was done. If the dissertation represents a new expression,
> then according to RDA practice you would use a 240 for the original
> title rather than the old practice of using a 700 author/title related
> work added entry. This is covered in the NACO RDA training on
> expressions. Technically the 240 is not completely correct according
> to RDA, because with a new expression you should not just have the
> title of the original work, but LC's practice is not to specifically name expressions in a case such as this.
> Adam L. Schiff
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> University of Washington Libraries
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> On Fri, 1 Feb 2013, Byrd, Jacqueline Jo wrote:
>> OCLC has a PCC record for the published version of a dissertation.
>> The record has a 240 with the title of a dissertation, and a 245 with
>> the published title. Does this sound right? I thought maybe using a 700 field
>> with a $i for the author/title of the dissertation might be better. I've
>> never seen this approach before and would like some advice.
>> Jacqueline Byrd
>> Head, Area Studies Cataloging Section Technical Services Department
>> Herman B Wells Library Indiana University
>> 1320 E. 10th St.
>> Bloomington, IN 47405
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