It is up to you to decide how many authors you wish to mention in the statement of responsibility (we have decided to limit it to up to 5 authors). You would mention the first named author in the MARC 100 field and any other named authors in 700s.
Yes, editors go in MARC 700 fields.
Neil Nicholson, National Library of Scotland
From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Annette Ingram
Sent: 27 August 2014 12:01
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Subject: [PCCLIST] "Main access point" for more than three authors
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.
Annette Ingram (Cataloguer and trainer, Merensky Library, University of Pretoria, Pretoria
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