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*Contents:*

   - *Alternatives Options and Exceptions in RDA : What Every Cataloger
   Needs to Know*
   - *What are RDA Alternatives?*
   - *Example of RDA Alternatives*
   - *What are RDA Options?*
   - *Example of RDA Optional Additions*
   - *Example of RDA Optional Omissions*
   - *What are RDA Exceptions? *
   - *Example of RDA Exceptions*
   - *How to decide whether to apply the alternatives, options, or
   exceptions?*
   - *Note on the use of screen images from RDA Toolkit (Following RDA and
   RDA Toolkit Copyright Statement and guidelines)*

*Alternatives Options and Exceptions in RDA : What Every Cataloger Needs to
Know*

RDA contains a number of guidelines and instructions that are marked as
alternatives, options (optional additions, optional omissions), and
exceptions. Each of these is clearly identified by an italicized label,
which in the RDA Toolkit appears in green color in the instruction
(alternative, optional addition, optional omission, exception). A green
vertical bar also appears in the left margin next of an alternative,
optional, or exceptional instruction in RDA Toolkit. These allow individual
libraries or cataloging agencies to make decisions based on individual
considerations in cases where two or more provisions are equally valid.
Guidelines for alternatives and options are provided in RDA rule 0.8, and
instructions for applying exceptions is at RDA 0.9 of chapter 0. ... ...
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Salman Haider