I think continued use of the 240 is justified, based on LC-PCC PS for


“Instead of recording the preferred title for each of the works in the compilation, record a conventional collective title followed by "Selections." Give an authorized access point for the first or predominant work”.


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From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Ian Fairclough
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Subject: [PCCLIST] use of field 240


Dear PCCLIST readers,


Perhaps someone would kindly comment on whether (and if so, why) to continue to use field 240 for a title such as "Poems. Selections" rather than having a pair of 700 fields, one for the work and one for the expression.  I would be very grateful for opinions on this matter, even more so for documentation on practice.


Sincerely - Ian


Ian Fairclough

Cataloging and Metadata Services Librarian

George Mason University


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