Also, I should clarify that I am aware that a conference heading is not
technically a title, but a name of a corporate body. So, I guess in that
case, different punctuation rules apply? Or do they.

All the same, there are, as others have mentioned, other errors in that
authority record for Whaling in the Antarctic (an a number of other
conference NARs created by LC around the same time).

Still, I'm confused about what to do with that pesky colon in situations
where it's in a title proper (as for a series authority) or the name of a


- Alexis

On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 9:42 AM, Alexis Zirpoli <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Greetings colleagues,
> I am wondering if there has ever been anything solidly decided about
> handling a colon in a title proper or a name (specifically 130 for series
> title or 111 for conference title). I've searched the PCC archives, and saw
> a discussion thread on this topic (see PCC list archive thread for "Help
> with a series title", April 2015). However, I'm still not entirely clear on
> how to treat this.
> Here is an example:
> 111 2 Whaling in the Antarctic : the ICJ Judgment and its implications $d
> (2014 : $c Kobe-shi, Japan)
> In this example, there is a *space colon space*, indicating that the
> information after the colon is considered to be "other title information".
> But we don't include other title information in the 111 for conferences, do
> we? So, if we assume that the information after the colon in this example
> is actually the title proper, wouldn't we change either the spacing (to *colon
> space*) or the punctuation (from *space colon space* to *comma space*)?
> ISBD says this:
> C. Each unit of other title information is preceded by a space, colon,
> space ( : ), unless a word or phrase is given on the resource to link a
> second or subsequent unit with the preceding unit.
> Note this is for "other" title information.
> ​I haven't been able to find anything on explaining what to do when
> transcribing title proper information when there is a colon in it. I have
> been told that it's "ISBD" to change the colon to a comma, but I haven't
> found where, in the documentation, that is mentioned.
> I have seen examples where people denoted it using *colon space*​, or
> changed the colon to a comma space.
> Can I get some clearly spelled out official guidance on this please? I
> thank you for your patience with my newbiness.
> - Alexis
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