This kind of situation is certainly best served by treating each edition as a separate work. Even if all of the authors remained the same, it should still be considered a new work. Treating such things as expressions of the same work has no real benefit, FRBR-wise, and often has the negative effect of producing an authorized access point that obfuscates the identity of the resource.
Kevin M. Randall
Principal Serials Cataloger
Northwestern University Library
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> From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging
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> Subject: Re: [PCCLIST] Is this a new expression or new work
> I'm not sure you provided us with enough information. Are all of the
> authors named in the 4th edition new or are some of them a carryover
> from the 3rd edition? If all new, then I think for sure you have a new
> work. To link them I would use a sequential linking field with the
> relationship designator "supersedes", since this work supersedes the
> previous one. According to LC training materials, no 700 added entry
> would be made for the earlier work, although you could use the
> designator "Supersedes:" with a work access point in a 700 I suppose.
> On Tue, 13 Aug 2013, Yan Liao wrote:
> > Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2013 21:00:32 +0000
> > From: Yan Liao <[log in to unmask]>
> > Reply-To: Program for Cooperative Cataloging
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> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Is this a new expression or new work
> > Dear Colleagues,
> > We are cataloging one book: Of counsel (4th edition). On the title page,
> Jean L. Batman is listed as the first named author with bigger font than
> the other 2 authors, Harold G. Wren and Beverly J. Glascock. The previous
> 3 editions are under the title "The of counsel agreement" and the first
> named author is Harold G. Wren.
> > In the preface to the fourth edition, the author Jean L. Batman said
> "Although I agree with the authors of previous editions that a well-
> drafted 'Of Counsel' agreement is indispensable for lawyer or law firms...
> only about half the 'Of Counsel' attorneys I interviewed for this fourth
> edition had written 'Of Counsel' agreements. For this reason, and because
> this book goes well beyond contract considerations, the title for this
> edition has been abbreviated to simply 'Of Counsel'."
> > Here are my questions
> > 1. should this edition be cataloged as a new expression or new
> work? (I personally lean toward new work based on the author name
> change and title change)
> > 2. If it's cataloged as new work, how should this be connected with
> the previous edition as related work? Should 775 be used or use 700
> Name/Title (Wren, Harold G|t Of counsel agreement)?
> > 3. If it should be cataloged as new expression, I think it should be
> 100 Wren, Harold G. 240 Of counsel agreement with optional 775 to the
> previous edition?
> > Thanks for any help.
> > Clara
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