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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
> AACR2
> 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?

Bruce