I’m not sure how this situation would relate to the two I presented.  The numbering changes described in the record seem to be related to varying levels of numbering included in statements that are not retained in the AAP, not to the presence or absence of numbering.  And the reference to the unnumbered “Concilium series” is not a clear analogy; isn’t the latter structurally a subseries of the former?  That’s what the 430 is suggesting to me.


But I’m open to further comments.


Mark Scharff


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A good example of a series that does not change its authoritative form, even though the publisher changes as well as the numbering see:

Concilium (Glen Rock, N.j.)


Gene Fieg


On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 7:18 AM, Scharff, Mark <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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I’ve not gone through the series bridge training yet, so not operating from a full understanding of RDA series work.  I’d like to get the take of the CW on what happens in two situations.


First, when the contents of a set (music catalogers work with them a lot, of course, because of critical editions of composers’ works) are republished, but physically organized and numbered in a fashion different from the original.  One example that I established under AACR2 is represented by the pair of SARs no2003099902 and no2003094696.  As I recall, the republished volumes contain the original series statement and numbering, so the bibliographic records for the republication contained two series statements and tracings. 


Perhaps a more straight-ahead thing to ask about is a republication that imposes numbering on a series originally published as unnumbered.  SARs no2004032950 and no2004034697 represent this (and may betray an error on my part in having qualified both series; I think the standard practice would have been to leave the original unqualified).


Mark Scharff, Music Cataloger

Gaylord Music Library

Washington University in St. Louis

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