From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Adam L. Schiff
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 7:22 PM
> I was asked today how to transcribe this title according to RDA:
> The two possibilities are, of course:
> 245 14 The convivio of Dante Alighieri.
> 245 14 The convivio / $c of Dante Alighieri.
> RDA doesn’t seem to give a definitive instruction on what
> to do in a situation like this.
My take is that "of" is passive and a variation, in this case, on the possessive form "Dante Alighieri's The convivio." I therefore continue to incorporate it into titles proper. "By", whether visible or assumed, and its siblings come across as active and more suitable to accompany the motivated agents presented in the SOR.
I agree that the English-language RDA is ambiguous on this point, though.
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