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Thank you for the clarification.  That was how I read 6.23.2.9.7 but as 
there was no example including $s and $f, I just wanted to be 100% sure 
before advising others of this and making further changes to 
pre-existing Bible headings in our local catalogue.

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Fiona Grant
Authority Control and Cataloguing Specialist
Collection Development and Description
Cambridge University Library
West Road
Cambridge
CB3 9DR


On 23/03/2016 14:15, Policy and Standards Division wrote:
> The concrete proof is that the instruction to add Selections is 6.23.2.9.7, which is part of the preferred title instructions (6.23.2).  Preferred title for the work is a work attribute.  Expressions do not have preferred titles in RDA.  So in MARC, you add $k Selections after $a Bible just like you would when using "Selections" for a non-religious work with no creator like in this English expression of selections of Arabian nights: $a Arabian nights. $k Selections. $l English.
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> If you are interested in the historical background on the treatment of "Selections," see 6JSC/LC rep/2 and 6JSC/LC/20 and available here: http://www.rda-jsc.org/archivedsite/working2.html
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> Kate James
> Policy and Standards Division
> Library of Congress
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Fiona Grant
> Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 9:47 AM
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> Subject: [PCCLIST] RDA Bible Selections
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> I would appreciate guidance on the following:
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> Is Selections considered a Work level attribute in RDA and consequently in Bible headings should it come immediately after the $a or $a and $p, by that I mean before any $l, $s or $f?
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> I've looked at RDA and the NACO participants manual and various presentations/documents and whilst my instinct tells me yes I'm unable to find concrete proof.
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> With thanks in advance for any guidance,
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> Fiona Grant
> Authority Control and Cataloguing Specialist Collection Development and Description Cambridge University Library West Road Cambridge
> CB3 9DR