The concrete proof is that the instruction to add Selections is 188.8.131.52.7, which is part of the preferred title instructions (6.23.2). Preferred title for the work is a work attribute. Expressions do not have preferred titles in RDA. So in MARC, you add $k Selections after $a Bible just like you would when using "Selections" for a non-religious work with no creator like in this English expression of selections of Arabian nights: $a Arabian nights. $k Selections. $l English.
If you are interested in the historical background on the treatment of "Selections," see 6JSC/LC rep/2 and 6JSC/LC/20 and available here: http://www.rda-jsc.org/archivedsite/working2.html
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From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Fiona Grant
Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 9:47 AM
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Subject: [PCCLIST] RDA Bible Selections
I would appreciate guidance on the following:
Is Selections considered a Work level attribute in RDA and consequently in Bible headings should it come immediately after the $a or $a and $p, by that I mean before any $l, $s or $f?
I've looked at RDA and the NACO participants manual and various presentations/documents and whilst my instinct tells me yes I'm unable to find concrete proof.
With thanks in advance for any guidance,
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