On Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at 03:46  PM, Rebecca S. Guenther wrote:

> [sound recording] and [electronic resource] come from AACR2 cataloging
> rules and are recorded in the title
> area.


> As for the date and place in conference names, this also comes from
> rules and they're considered an integral part of the name according to
> the
> rules.

Maybe the rules should be changed?


Seriously, though, it'd be unfortunate ten years from now, when
everything's XML, to still retrieve online catalog records coded this
way.  When was this practice started: 30 or 40 years ago, before
desktop computers even, much less XML?