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Dear PCCLIST readers,

 

Thanks to Christopher Thomas and Ted Gemberling for their contributions.  My question concerns MARC coding.  The pertinent RDA instruction is 6.27.1, for which LC-PCC PS has: For additional guidelines on presentation and punctuation of access points, see Policy Statement 1.7.1.  In LC-PCC PS, under  Access Points in Name Authority and Bibliographic Records (General), which appears to deal primarily with punctuation, field 240 is specifically mentioned, and two examples are given.  But I wonder if, instead of field 240, field 700 can (and should) be used.

 

Thus, instead of

 

100  AAP

240   Works.  $k Selections

245   Title on preferred source

 

the following 

 

100 AAP

245  Title on preferred source

700 1_  AAP.  $t Works. $t Selections

700 12 AAP.  $t Works.  $t Selections. $f Year

 

The case which prompts my inquiry is OCLC 830367645, LCCN 2013930951:

1001  Edwards, Jonathan, ǂd 1703-1758, ǂe author.

24010 Works. ǂk Selections

24510 Jonathan Edwards : ǂb writings from the Great Awakening / ǂc Philip F. Gura, editor.

 

This record is still in process in LC's catalog.  Our local catalog (and LC's) lacks field 240, but one of the numerous agencies that have edited the OCLC master has added it.  Why not have instead:

 

7001   Edwards, Jonathan, ǂd 1703-1758. ǂt Works. ǂk Selections

70012 Edwards, Jonathan, ǂd 1703-1758. ǂt Works. ǂk Selections. ǂf 2013.

 

Sincerely - Ian

 

Ian Fairclough

Cataloging and Metadata Services Librarian

George Mason University

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