Yes, I was going to point out that those AACR2 headings with date qualifiers were qualifying neither by the date of the work or by the date of the expression, but by the date of the manifestation.

There was nothing flawed about AACR2, it simply had a different way of organizing things.

Though come to think of it, slapping a date on the end of “Works” or “Selections” was never an AACR2 requirement, either; it was an LCRI addition to AACR2. But the point is, it was always date of publication (i.e. manifestation).

So we have both “undifferentiated” work access points (“Selections …” representing more than one work) as well as duplicate work access points (more than one access point for the same aggregate “selections” work due to its being reprinted and therefore having two or more AACR2 access points qualified by two or more dates).


Robert L. Maxwell
Ancient Languages and Special Collections Librarian
6728 Harold B. Lee Library
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602

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Re: “Date of work”.  A fine example of “work” in the extra-RDA context meaning something other than “Work” in the RDA/FRBR/LRM context.  The kicker here is that the MARC definition of the bib X00 $f<> begins: “Date of publication used with …”

As a former RDA trainer, I agree with others that RDA training missed the mark on this matter since the early days.  Ditto differentiating same-language expressions within access points.

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I think one problem is the structure of RDA itself. The info is in there, but it is hard to fully connect the dots to determine how to properly construct and qualify access points. It doesn’t help that resources like OCLC bib formats have confusing examples. For example, in the 7xx field help, $f is called “date of work” and has this example:  700 02 ǂi Container of (expression): ǂa Teresa, ǂc of Avila, Saint, ǂd 1515-1582. ǂt Works. ǂk Selections. ǂl English. ǂf 1998. Yes, that could in fact be valid expression heading if there was only 1 selection of Teresa’s works, but it probably should be ǂa Teresa, ǂc of Avila, Saint, ǂd 1515-1582. ǂt Works. ǂk Selections (1998) ǂl English, which is also an expression heading, but with the work part properly disambiguated. I can’t blame people who see this and follow the format.