Unfortunately have been writing procedures for a high priority project rather than getting my hands into Module 14 yet.
However, I’ve come up with an approach which I think is the only way to go (again, without a major overhaul of the CCM), which is to view this revision as a matter of semantics. Rather than looking
at Module 14 as the Module on “linking relationships,” it has to be approached as the module on using the MARC linking entry fields in recording relationships between works, expressions, manifestations and items (chapter 24). So it is less about your options
and decision-making process (which Module 17 seems to be more about) and more about the mechanics.
Does this make sense?
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Thanks Regina and Adolfo.
A couple observations:
Authorized access points are covered in Module 4.
Linking relationships is Module 14.
Relationship designators would need to be covered either in these two modules or in a new one as per previous list discussion, right? I haven't had the chance to peruse that discussion so I don't know
if there was a decision in that regard.
As for Module 17, it is solely about deciding whether something should be cataloged separately or noted on the record for the main work. It's this decision-making process that lacks guidance from RDA, as far
as I can tell (I did already look at chapter 25 and the relevant appendix J).
I'm all for keeping the separate modules. At the very least, the work of revising the content of CCM would still be divvied up into the 3 groups (especially since there are only 2 editors for Module 17, me and
Ed ;-) )
Does anyone have thoughts on:
Where I might find RDA guidance on separate cataloging vs. noting on the main record? FWIW, I did already check out RDA chapter 25 and the relevant appendix....
Strong opinions about whether the scope of Module 17 really should include what's currently in other modules? If the answer is yes, my assumption would be that the various modules currently in existence
would keep their editors and either we'd all work together or the content would be combined into a single module later.
I believe this module is very needed--RDA is strongly about relationships and I think having a module dedicated to that topic makes sense, even if RDA is not organized that way. One
of the benefits of the CCM is that it takes a different approach than the approach taken by the cataloging codes, whether AACR2 or RDA. That being said, it is my sense that this module may need some serious updating to take into account how RDA treats related
works in terms of authorized access points, what relationships to record, relationship designators, etc.
I think the policy statements may provide some help, as well as the PCC guidelines about relationship designators.
I was silly enough to volunteer to be lead editor for Module 17, Related Works. I just started looking through the module and searching in RDA for the things it covers, and so far I've had very little luck finding
anything in RDA. I just realized I wasn't searching the LC-PCC PSs so I can try that next, I suppose.
But my questions for everyone are:
Does this module as it is currently organized fit with the RDA model?
Do the basic concepts (as outlined in 17.1 and fully detailed in later sections) appear anywhere in RDA or the LC-PCC PSs? If not, should they still remain in the CCM?
I think this type of guidance is still needed, I'm just not sure whether the principles are still correct and what citations to use.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!