Stephen, if you were to create a work title for the Faust or Iliad
examples, what would it be? I'm looking at 188.8.131.52.1 in the
original RDA draft (that's all I have) and it looks like the work
title would be simply "Part 1" but that doesn't make sense. (How
does anyone ever figure out the cataloging rules?!)
On 4/20/15 7:15 AM, Stephen Hearn
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A part work is considered a work in its own right, with its
own title proper (RDA 184.108.40.206). For example, the first book of
the Iliad is considered a work in RDA with the title proper
"Book 1." Since that's not useful by itself, the title of the
larger work is also included, and title component for the
authorized access point for Book 1 becomes $a Iliad. $n Book1.
Same for part works with part titles.
The MARC Bib Format has several illustrations of the use of
$n and $p in a 245 title, e.g.:
245 10 $a Faust. $n Part one.
245 00 $a Dissertation abstracts. $n A, $p The
humanities and social sciences.
This also illustrates the problem with treating 245 as
a carrier for both transcribed and authorized access
points. Neither of these 245s are acceptable
AAPs--RDA 220.127.116.11.1 instructs us to use "Faust. 1.
Theil" in the first case, preferring the original
language and a numeric rather than verbal designation
of sequence. LC/PCC prefers to drop initial articles
from the start of part titles, but transcription
retains the "The" in the $p in the second case. The
added $n $p subfield coding might appear to promise a
title usable as the work AAP, but really it doesn't.
But the coding does indicate text which needs to be
regarded as preferred or variant title proper
information for the part work being named in the 245.
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