Monday, June 3, 2013

Choosing the Preferred Name in Conferences, Seminars, Workshops, etc

l  RDA 11.2.2.2
                Sources of Information:
                “Determine the preferred name for a corporate body from the following sources (in order of preference):
                                                a)  the preferred sources of information (see 2.2.2) in resources associated with the corporate body
                                                b)  other formal statements appearing in resources associated with the corporate body
                                                c) other sources (including reference sources)”

l  RDA 11.2.2.5
                Different Forms of the Same Name:
                “If different forms of a corporate body's name appear in resources associated with the body, apply the general instructions given below. When appropriate, apply the special instructions given under 11.2.2.5.1–11.2.2.5.4 as well.”

l  RDA 11.2.2.5
                Different Forms of the Same Name:
                Order of preference:
          Form appearing in preferred sources of information
          Form presented formally on preferred source, if more than one
          Most commonly found form
          Brief form that would differentiate the body

l  RDA 11.2.2.5.1  
                Variant Spellings :
                “If variant spellings of the name appear in resources associated with the body, choose the form found in the first resource received.”

l  RDA 11.2.2.5.2
                More Than One Language Form of the Name:
                Order of preference:
          Form in the official language of the body.
l  LCPS: If there is more than one official language and one of these is English, choose the form in English
          Form in language used predominantly in resources
          Form that is presented first in the first resource received


[Source: Library of Congress RDA Training materials]