Bobby Bothmann wrote:
> Also, the only reason that Silverstein's "Falling Up" or Whitman's "Leaves
> of Grass" have "become known by a single title" is time and fame. If this
> rule had been in place when those books were originally published then
> they too would have "Poems. Selections" squished between the
> authorized access point and the title proper. So nothing new will ever
> have time or fame in its favor to NOT get "Selections".
Be assured that there is nothing in RDA telling us that we need to have "time and fame" work some magic. The reason that RDA 126.96.36.199 uses the phrase "has become known" is to allow for those cases where something originally had no title, or the title that appeared on the first manifestation is not the title that is in common usage today (e.g., "Hamlet" instead of "The tragicall historie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke"). This principle applies to both single works and collections. In RDA itself there is nothing giving even the vaguest hint that we must allow "time and fame" to confirm the original manifestation title as the title something is "known" by. That seems to be only in the LC/PCC training materials. And yes, following the logic of the LC policy, *no* collective work published in modern times would ever get to have its own title chosen as the preferred title.
Kevin M. Randall
Principal Serials Cataloger
Northwestern University Library
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