Seems like it would make most sense to give the name of the ship, if known--it would be just like using the name of a conference center, which is sometimes done. But since the name is not known, I would think that the number and date should be sufficient.
Kevin M. Randall
Principal Serials Cataloger
Northwestern University Libraries
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> Hello PCCList,
> We are trying to make an authority record for the 9th instance of this
> The conference was held at sea on a ship going from Venice to Istanbul.
> What would you put for the location of the conference?
> I'm leaning towards using Mediterranean Sea but I don't know if that
> would be allowable. All the examples for conference locations in RDA are
> jurisdictions. I don't want to use Venice and Istanbul since it wasn't
> actually held in those places.
> We don't have the name of the ship, but if we did, could you use the
> name of the ship for an "associated institution"?
> Or would you just omit this element altogether?
> Thanks for your help,
> Ryan J. Finnerty
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