Ana Lupe Cristan posted a message to this list on May 31 concerning these records.

She referred to page 4, bullet point 3 here:

Maybe adding these instructions to the (really) Post RDA Test Guidelines or some other FAQ is in order:


On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 9:23 AM, LISIUS, PETER <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Dear PCC List,

Has anyone manually updated headings qualified by "Polyglot" (or representing two languages) yet?  As you know, only one language per expression is allowed in RDA authority records.  I guess what I'm trying to figure out is, when you encounter a "Polyglot" or two-language expression heading how should we fix it?  Would you update that heading to one language expression, and then make new authorities for the others?  Unlike other headings with the 667 note instructing catalogers to evaluate/manually upgrade the heading, the language expression changes are not "one-to-one."

I'm searching the FAQ documents on the LC site, but haven't had much luck in finding guidance.  Perhaps this is addressed in the Toolkit itself?


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