Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Illustrative Content

 
ILLUSTRATIVE CONTENT
  • LC CORE ELEMENT for resources intended for children
  • RDA 7.15
  • Open list of vocabulary terms
  • Recorded in MARC 008/18 as applicable and field 300 $b

This data is recorded in MARC 008/18 as applicable and field 300 $b

Sources: Take information on illustrative content from any source.

Recording Illustrative Content
If the resource contains illustrative content, record illustration or illustrations, as appropriate. Tables containing only words and/or numbers are not considered as illustrative content. Disregard illustrated title pages, etc., and minor illustrations.

Look below at LCPS 7.15.1.3 for the Alternative

“Generally do not record the type of illustrative content in place of or in addition to the term ‘illustration’ or ‘illustrations.’ ”

Optional Addition (7.15.1.3-Recording Illustrative Content)
Record the number of illustrations if their number can be ascertained readily (e.g., when the illustrations are listed and their numbers stated).
EXAMPLE
48 illustrations

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RDA VS AACR2 (Changes in treatment of illustrations in 300 field)
No abbreviations
“color” (not “col.”)
“sound” (not “sd.”)
“silent” (not “si.”)
“illustrations” (not “ill.”)
Color Content (Not LC Core) (RDA 7.17, LC-PCC PS-7.17.1.3)
Examples
color (illustrations are in color)
some color (10 maps, some of which are in color)
chiefly color (illustrations, most of which are in color)

Sources: Use evidence presented by the resource itself as the basis for recording the presence of color content in the resource. If desired, take additional evidence from any source.

Recording Colour Content
If the content of the resource is in colors other than black and white or shades of grey, record the presence of color using an appropriate term. Disregard colored matter outside the actual content of the resource (e.g., the border of a map).

LC practice: Use the spelling “color” when recording that term.

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LC-PCC PS for 7.15 (RDA)
ILLUSTRATIVE CONTENT
CORE ELEMENT FOR LC
Illustrative content is a core element for LC for resources intended for children.
[2011-09]
LC-PCC PS for 7.15.1.3 (RDA)
ALTERNATIVE
LC practice for Alternative: Generally do not record the type of illustrative content in place of or in addition to the term "illustration" or "illustrations."
(Source: based on information in RDA Toolkit and LC RDA page information)

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EXAMPLES

300 $b illustrations  [source: RDA RECORDS (JSC)]
300 $b illustrations (chiefly color)  [source: RDA RECORDS (JSC)]
300 $b color illustrations  [source: RDA RECORDS (JSC)]

Comment: includes photographs and other illustrations
300 $a ... : $b ill. ; $c ...
            comment:  if recording, do not abbreviate
_____  300 $a ... : $b illustrations ; $c ...
            comment:  acceptable but not required except for resources for children
LC       no 300 $b
_____  300 $a ... : $b illustrations, photographs ; $c ...
            comment:  acceptable but not required

Comment: includes charts, graphs, and other illustrations
_____  300 $a ... : $b illustrations ; $c ...
            comment:  acceptable but not required
_____  300 $a ... : $b ill. ; $c ...
            comment:  if recording, do not abbreviate
LC       no 300 $b
_____  300 $a ... : $b illustrations, graphs ; $c ...
            comment:  acceptable but not required

Answer from an expert from LC regarding illustrations (Note: LC policy): Under RDA only illustrations for resources intended for children is considered LC CORE in the bibliographic record. It is catalogers judgement to record the illustrations for other types of resources. So please use best judgement in providing this information if it is considered useful for users.

[Sources: RDA Toolkit, LC RDA training material, JSC RDA Records Examples, and transcript of communication from experts at LC]


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