Thanks, Nate. I misread the right-hand column as domain, but it is range. So I ran a record through the converter, and it appears that titleVariation appears as an Instance property. This would mean that a variant on the work title is not covered (at the moment).  However, I also note that title and titleVariation are not associated with any domains, so in fact they could be used with either Work or Instance, if desired.

I read back through the thread that Rob pointed out (thanks!) and it does appear that there is still an open discussion on title as "entity". It is a difficult one, though, due to "cataloging in MARC" practice. I note that it isn't clear to me how this is/will be handled in RDA in RDF - the various title properties are rangeless and the parts of the title (subtitle, part, number, etc.) are not addressed - nor if the separation of the title string into sub-strings is required by the cataloging rules - nor if there is actual utility in the separation (from a machine-processing point of view).


On 9/26/14, 9:00 AM, Trail, Nate wrote:
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titleVariation has a range of Title, so you have the Title node to describe in detail the source, type, titlevalue, etc. Currently 246,247,242 are going to titleVariation.


I think formDesignation is coming out of the Title class, since it’s describing the Work, not the title. (That’s a holdover from trying to keep all the parts of a marc title together in building a preferred title or aap.

titleVariation has no domain, but I think in practice it will probably be found on Instances.

We are trying to overhaul titles.  Suggestions welcome.





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Thanks, Mark. So it would seem that for BIBFRAME, titleVariation would be the property. However, are these titles associated with the Work or the Instance/Manifestation?  I find this confusing in BIBFRAME because titleVariation is listed as a property on the Work page[1] , with domain Title, but the class Title [1] doesn't include it. Has anyone looked carefully at titles in BIBFRAME to understand their semantics?



On 9/26/14, 8:24 AM, Mark K. Ehlert wrote:

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I believe the poster is referring to providing transcriptions and/or translations of the title that do not appear on the piece itself. Those should be distinguished from the title on piece. AFAIK (catalogers, please weigh in here!), the only thing we've had in the past is the title variation (MARC 246), but also AFAIK we haven't actually provided for translations of titles. Do the cataloging rules address this?



For cataloger-supplied translations, RDA has  MARC has the 242; some may also use or substitute the 246 for this.



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