Saturday, May 11, 2013

RECORDING SCRIPTS IN RDA

LC-PCC PS for 7.13.2

SCRIPT

CORE ELEMENT FOR LC/PCC
Script is a core element for LC if a language is commonly written in more than one script, and if the resource is in a script other than the primary one for the language.
[2012-05]

LC-PCC PS for 7.13.2.3

RECORDING SCRIPTS

Form of Script Name

LC practice/PCC practice: Use the English language names of scripts found at: 〈http://www.unicode.org/iso15924/iso15924-en.html〉. Generally do not include the parenthetical information found in the list when recording the script name.
If a resource is in a language that is commonly written in more than one script, name both the language and the script.
  
EXAMPLE
546 ##$a Konkani $b Kannada.
546 ##$a Konkani $b Devanagari.
546 ##$a Serbian $b Latin.
546 ##$a Serbian $b Cyrillic.
546 ##$a Syriac $b Nestorian.

Applicability

LC practice/PCC practice: If the resource is in a script other than the primary one for the language, name both the language and the script in the language note (MARC field 546).

EXAMPLE
546 ##$a Panjabi.
For a publication using the Gurmukhi script
but
546 ##
$a Panjabi $b Devanagari.
For a publication using the Devanagari script
546 ##$a Sindhi.
For a publication using the Persian script
but
546 ##
$a Sindhi $b Gurmukhi.
For a publication using the Gurmukhi script
546 ##$a Azerbaijani.
For a publication using the Latin script
but
546 ##
$a Azerbaijani $b Arabic.
For a publication using the Arabic script
546 ##
$a Azerbaijani $b Cyrillic.
For a publication using the Cyrillic script
546 ##$a Church Slavic.
For a publication using the Cyrillic script
but
546 ##$a Church Slavic $b Glagolitic.
For a publication using the Glagolitic script
  

For complex notes involving multiple languages and scripts, see Policy Statement 7.13.2.4.
[2012-04]

LC-PCC PS for 7.13.2.4

Details of Scripts

LC practice/PCC practice: When recording complex notes involving multiple languages, record information about both the language and script in $a (Language note) of MARC field 546 (language and script in same subfield because $a is not repeatable).
EXAMPLE
546 ## $a Kazakh, Uighur (Cyrillic), and Chagatai (Cyrillic and Arabic script).
EXAMPLE
546 ##Sanskrit (Latin and Devanagari) and English.
[2012-04]

[Source: RDA Toolkit]