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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From: Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Karen Coyle
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Subject: Re: [BIBFRAME] Representing Non-English Language 'Readings'


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?


[1] http://bibframe.org/vocab/Work.html
[2] http://bibframe.org/vocab/Title.html

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

Karen Coyle <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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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