RDA 4.1: 245 field (Title)
Bracketed title information
If the LDR position 06 is not equal to e or the 007 position 00 is not m then certain terms within the 245 $b which are enclosed in square brackets (e.g. announcement, novel, poems, proceedings, program, selections) will be deleted. If there is nothing remaining in the $b, the $b will be deleted:
original field: 245 00 $a Seattle Film Festival :$b [program]. updated field: 245 00 $a Seattle Film Festival.
If there is an equal sign = preceeding the $b, then the text that follows the equal sign will be copied into a 246 field with indicators of 31. The new 246 will not be added if the exact same 246 field already exists:
original field: 245 00 $a International meteorological vocabulary =$b Vocabulaire météorologique international = Mezhdunarodnyi meterologicheskii slovar' = Vocabulario meteorologico internacional. updated field: 245 00 $a International meteorological vocabulary =$b Vocabulaire météorologique international = Mezhdunarodnyi meterologicheskii slovar' = Vocabulario meteorologico internacional. 246 31 $a Vocabulaire météorologique international 246 31 $a Mezhdunarodnyi meterologicheskii slovar' 246 31 $a Vocabulario meteorologico internacional
Statement of responsibility
Within the 245 $b, certain terms which come right before the $c will be moved into the $c. This includes the following terms: a novel, dramatised adaptations, novel, research and text, and stories:
original field: 245 10 $a Characters From Dickens :$b dramatised adaptations /$c by Barry Campbell updated field: 245 10 $a Characters From Dickens /$c dramatised adaptations by Barry Campbell
[et al.] changes to [and others]
Another major change from AACR2 to RDA is the lack of a “rule of three”. In RDA there is no limit to the number of names that can be put into the statement of responsibility. If the number of names is going to be limited you use [and others] or indicate how many others. Our process can change the former practice of using elipses and [et al.] to the current use of [and others].
Within the statement of responsibility (245 $c), … [et. al.] will be changed to [and others]:
original field: 245 10 $a Second growth /$c Sean Markey ... [et al.]. updated field: 245 10 $a Second growth /$c Sean Markey [and others].
This change will be flagged on Report 152 Title Field Updates in case you would like to add additional contributors to the statement of responsibility.
There are a few rules in RDA that cannot be fully completed through an automated process. For these types of changes, a minor change can be made to the record and then the field is added to a report for review:
- If the statement of responsibility (245 $c) has ellipsis '...' and '[et al.]', then this data is removed and flagged on a report
- Spelling errors in the title field (245) should no longer be marked with '[sic]'. MARS 2.0 will remove [sic] and flag the record on a report so that a cataloger can add any necessary 246 fields
- Other indicators of a mistake within the title may have been marked with '[i.e.]' in the 245 field. As with spelling errors, MARS 2.0 will remove the [i.e.] and flag the record on a report
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