Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Order of Elements in Note Area in RDA according to ISBD and related RDA Rules


Question. Is there any rule in RDA for the sequence of “notes” in a MARC bibliographic record?

Answer: There is no prescribed order on recording notes.  Background information: RDA Appendix D 1.1 shows the ISBD arrangement of notes based on areas of the record as in AACRR2. 

Instructions from CONSER Editing Guide:

Notes in records for continuing resources fall into two categories:

1)   Notes input in the 5XX note fields, and;
2)   Notes generated on output from other fields in the record (e.g., 246, 310, etc.).

The 5XX fields contain general notes (field 500) and specific notes (fields 525, 550, 588, etc.) that cannot be generated from another field.

Other fields that may generate notes are: 022, 037, 074, 086, 222, 246, 310, 321, 362 (indicator value "1"), 760-787. These fields generally have display constants that identify the specific type of information supplied in the note.
246 11 Denki Gakkai ronbunshi
May display as:
Parallel Title: Denki Gakkai ronbunshi

Order of notes
5XX notes are input in numeric tag order.  If necessary, specific instructions are provided within individual fields for the multiple input of notes having the same tag number. The integration of 5XX notes with notes generated on output from other fields must be specified by the institution's output program.

 (Answered by an expert from LC)

Appendices>> D: Record Syntaxes for Descriptive Data>> D1: ISBD Presentation>>

D.1.1: Order of Elements: Note Area    

(RDA rule number -- RDA Element)

  25.1 Related Work  [published description]
  2.14 Frequency 
  2.20.12 Note on Frequency 
  3.20 Equipment or System Requirement 
  26.1 Related Expression  [translation of]
  2.20.2 Note on Title 
  2.3.6 Variant Title 
  7.2 Nature of the Content 
  7.3 Coverage of the Content 
  7.11 Place and Date of Capture 
  7.21 Medium of Performance of Musical Content 
  7.12 Language of the Content 
  7.16 Supplementary Content 
  2.20.3 Note on Statement of Responsibility 
  7.23 Performer, Narrator, and/or Presenter 
  7.24 Artistic and/or Technical Credit 
  2.20.4 Note on Edition Statement 
  25.1 Related Work 
  26.1 Related Expression 
  27.1 Related Manifestation 
  7.27 Other Details of Cartographic Content 
  2.20.5 Note on Numbering of Serials 
  2.20.6 Note on Production Statement 
  2.20.7 Note on Publication Statement 
  2.20.8 Note on Distribution Statement 
  2.20.9 Note on Manufacture Statement 
  2.20.10 Note on Copyright Date 
  3.22.2 Note on Extent of Manifestation 
  3.6 Base Material 
  3.7 Applied Material 
  3.8 Mount 
  3.9 Production Method 
  3.10 Generation 
  3.11 Layout 
  7.17 Colour Content 
  3.12 Book Format 
  3.13 Font Size 
  3.14 Polarity 
  3.15 Reduction Ratio 
  3.16 Sound Characteristic 
  7.19 Aspect Ratio 
  3.17 Projection Characteristic of Motion Picture Film 
  3.18 Video Characteristic 
  3.19 Digital File Characteristic 
  3.20 Equipment or System Requirement 
  3.22.4 Note on Dimensions of Manifestation 
  3.22.6 Note on Changes in Carrier Characteristics 
  7.15 Illustrative Content 
  2.20.11 Note on Series Statement 
  7.16 Supplementary Content 
  2.15 Identifier for the Manifestation 
  2.20.13 Note on Issue, Part, or Iteration Used as Basis for Identification of the Resource 
  7.22 Duration 
  7.13.3 Form of Musical Notation 
  7.10 Summarization of the Content 
  4.4. Restrictions on Access 
  4.5. Restrictions on Use 
  7.7 Intended Audience 
  3.22.3 Note on Extent of Item 
  3.21 Item-Specific Carrier Characteristic 
  3.22.5 Note on Dimensions of Item 
  2.17 Custodial History of Item 
  2.18 Immediate Source of Acquisition of Item 

[Note: See RDA Toolkit for respective RDA Rules]