I wanted to let everyone know that I had success with creating 2 new work records and getting the “undifferentiated” one cancelled/deleted to resolve the situation mentioned in my original email below.
What should I do when I have a similar “undifferentiated” record but I only have the resources to make a work record for one of the titles? Should I continue to treat the main work record like an undifferentiated name record and simply create a new work record for the title in hand and remove that title/400 from the “undifferentiated” record? Make a new work record and ignore the original one?
The title I am currently working on is Poems Old & New by Edith Sitwell. The current work record no 98029419/ ARN 4609615 is an AACR2 style Poems. $k Selections set up with multiple titles representing different content. Under RDA these titles represent different aggregate works and therefore require distinct work records. However, my library does not have the other 2 titles cited in the 670s.
010 no 98029419
040 OCoLC ǂb eng ǂc OCoLC ǂd OO ǂd OrU ǂd DLC
1001 Sitwell, Edith, ǂd 1887-1964. ǂt Poems. ǂk Selections
4001 Sitwell, Edith, ǂd 1887-1964. ǂt Dame Edith Sitwell reading her poems, March 31, 1955
4001 Sitwell, Edith, ǂd 1887-1964. ǂt Collected poems
4001 Sitwell, Edith, ǂd 1887-1964. ǂt Selected poems
4001 Sitwell, Edith, ǂd 1887-1964. ǂt Poems new and old
4001 Sitwell, Edith, ǂd 1887-1964. ǂt Edith Sitwell reading from her poetry
667 Machine-derived authority record.
670 LCCN 93-842931: Sitwell, E. Dame Edith Sitwell reading her poems, March 31, 1955, 1955
670 Selected poems, 1937.
670 Poems new and old, 1940.
I would do as you describe. It is in fact a sort of undifferentiated record, as you point out.
Robert L. Maxwell
Ancient Languages and Special Collections Librarian
6728 Harold B. Lee Library
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
Does anyone know what the proper procedure is for the following situation? I imagine it is similar to resolving undifferentiated name authority records for people, but I couldn’t find any guidance.
I have a Works. Selections work record which has 2 400s, each representing different aggregate works. In other words, there are 2 different short story collections, each with totally different content. Under RDA these require separate records.
Should I make 2 new work records, one for each title, and report the old one for deletion? Edit the old one and make 1 new record? In my case I am only cataloging 1 of the 2 titles.