In RDA, the authorized access point for a work is created by combining the authorized access point for the creator with principal responsibility, or if that isn't indicated, for the creator named first, and then the preferred title for the work. So whether you transcribe all of the authors in the statement of responsibility, or only one the first named, or only the first named and some others, the "main access point" as you called it (the 1XX) will be for the first author (or the one with principal responsibility if that person isn't the first named). In AACR2 you're right that if there were more than 3 authors, the first named would be a 7XX, but in RDA it would be a 1XX.
Editors are not creators in RDA, and they are considered associated with an expression rather than a work, so they are never in 1XX.
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On Wed, 27 Aug 2014, Annette Ingram wrote:
> Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:00:45 +0200
> From: Annette Ingram <[log in to unmask]>
> Reply-To: Program for Cooperative Cataloging <[log in to unmask]>
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> Subject: "Main access point" for more than three authors
> Dear colleagues
> Another question from the tip of Africa please! I know that the AACR2 "Rule of 3" does not apply any more, but I have a problem with choosing the "main access point" (which we use to build our shelf number) when there are three or more authors. We decided to use [and others]when there are more than three authors (should we use it for three also??) and wonder if the person mentioned before the [and others] is a 100 or a 700 access point. In AACR2 it would have been a 700, but in RDA? Editors are no problem because they are 700s, right?
> Thanks for your help and opinions.
> Kind regards.
> Annette Ingram (Cataloguer and trainer, Merensky Library, University of Pretoria, Pretoria
Adam L. Schiff
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