Saturday, June 8, 2013

Acronyms as variants in RDA NARs

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QUESTION:

Would the same rules for qualifying a corporate body apply to both the heading and the variants? For example, would this be appropriate under RDA:
110 2_ Progressive Artists Group (Jaipur, India)
410 2_ PAG (Jaipur, India)
We would never qualified "PAG" under AACR2 when it's used as a variant form. When it's used as a heading, of course, then we would qualify. What about in RDA?

ANSWER:

We had a very specific LCRI practice that basically forbade the adding of qualifiers to many kinds of references, we got rid of those restrictions on variants because they represented an exception that wasn't really important and only caused confusion. 11.13.2.1 tells you that you can add the same additions to variants as to authorized access points.

For personal names see RDA Rule 9.19.2.1

(Reproduction of Question and Answer from experts from LC)



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RDA Rule 11.13.2.1 : General Guidelines on Constructing Variant Access Points to Represent Corporate Bodies [This rule suggests to Make additions to the name, if considered important for identification]:

  • Addition to a Name Not Conveying the Idea of a Corporate Body 
  • Place Associated with the Body
  • Associated Institution
  • Date Associated with the Body
  • Type of Jurisdiction
  • Other Designation Associated with the Body
  • Number, Date, and Location of a Conference, Etc.

RDA Rule 9.19.2.1 : General Guidelines on Constructing Variant Access Points to Represent Persons

[Revised on 2015-06-18]

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