Rule 9.2.2.14 gives Baron as an example and it's capitalized. In the appendix of RDA (rule A.11.5.1) it says to "capitalize a title of royalty or nobility". The exception is a baronet which is a rank below Baron. So, I think it should be capitalized.

- Callie


On Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 2:41 PM, Groenwald, Rosemary <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I recently had cause to use the following authority record. I plan on updating the record and removing the 667 note but I am not sure about the capitalization rules regarding the royalty term "baron". I noticed when searching the naf that sometimes the term is capitalized and sometimes it's not. I couldn't find an RDA rule or explanation regarding when it should be capitalized and when it shouldn't be. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

010  n  50023126 
040  DLC ǂb eng ǂc DLC ǂd DLC ǂd Uk ǂd DLC
046  ǂf 1768 ǂg 1830
1001 Fourier, Jean Baptiste Joseph, ǂc baron, ǂd 1768-1830
4001 Fourier, Joseph, ǂc baron, ǂd 1768-1830
667  THIS 1XX FIELD CANNOT BE USED UNDER RDA UNTIL THIS RECORD HAS BEEN REVIEWED AND/OR UPDATED
670  His Die Auflösung der ... 1902
670  His Joseph Fourier face aux objections contre sa théorie de la chaleur, 1980: ǂb t.p. (Joseph Fourier)
670  Lavoisier, A.L. Elements of chemistry, 1985: ǂb t.p. (Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Fourier)

Rosemary Groenwald
Head of Technical Services, Mount Prospect Public Library 
Mount Prospect, IL  60056
[log in to unmask]     847-590-3650
"Opinions expressed are those of the sender and not the Mount Prospect Public Library."



--

Callie Coward
Cataloging and Digital Projects Library Technician
University Libraries
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402
 
e-mail: [log in to unmask]
phone: 336-334-5765

Check out the Digital Projects Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/uncgdigital