On Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 4:17 AM, Nicholson, Neil <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
It is up to you to decide how many authors you wish to mention in the statement of responsibility

Oops, this is not true.  See the Optional Omission under, which states that you may omit names from a statement of responsibility *only* when there are *more than three* performing the same function.  (So some form of the "rule of three" survives after all!)  In any case you always must record at least the first name.

And as Adam pointed out, this first name is not necessarily the one you would use in the 100 field (though often it is).  6.27.1 is where to look to make this determination; how the statement of responsibility appears may or may not have any bearing on this, and how you choose to record it has none.

Hope this helps,
Trina Pundurs
Serials Cataloger
Catalog & Metadata Services
University of California, Berkeley
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-----Original Message-----
From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Annette Ingram
Sent: 27 August 2014 12:01
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Subject: [PCCLIST] "Main access point" for more than three authors

Dear colleagues

Another question from the tip of Africa please! I know that the AACR2 "Rule of 3" does not apply any more, but I have a problem with choosing the "main access point" (which we use to build our shelf number) when there are three or more authors. We decided to use [and others]when there are more than three authors (should we use it for three also??) and wonder if the person mentioned before the [and others] is a 100 or a 700 access point. In AACR2 it would have been a 700, but in RDA? Editors are no problem because they are 700s, right?

Thanks for your help and opinions.
Kind regards.
Annette Ingram (Cataloguer and trainer, Merensky Library, University of Pretoria, Pretoria