LC-PCC PS for 1.7.1 (RDA)
LC practice/PCC practice: This Policy Statement is an overall statement related to punctuation/spacing conventions. For convenience, it addresses in one place conventions applicable to access points in bibliographic and name authority records and those applicable to other parts of the bibliographic record.Much of the data in a MARC record are explicitly identified by content designation (tags, indicators, subfield codes). Upon output or display, the content designation is used to determine various display conventions including spacing. Internally there is often no spacing at all but instead content designation, particularly subfield codes. In displays that do not show content designation, spacing is substituted. How much spacing is at the discretion of a particular system. However, for data that are not subfielded (e.g, the constituent elements of a corporate name serving as a qualifier, the unsubfielded units in a linking entry field (hereafter "linking entry"), unsubfielded statements or data in MARC field 245), it is necessary to establish the spacing to be input. The computerized environment is oriented to a single-space convention throughout authority and bibliographic records.Note that some systems display a space on either side of a subfield code to aid the comprehension of subfielded data. Such "spaces" are also a function of display, i.e., they are not carried internally. In the examples in this policy statement, no spaces are used on either side of a MARC subfield code to insure that there is no confusion about the spacing convention being illustrated.
- Access Points in Name Authority and Bibliographic Records (General)
1. Punctuation/spacing within access points.
a) Spaces following periods.
b) Punctuation preceding the name of a language in authorized access points of works or expressions.
e) Quotation mark.
f) Open date.
2. Ending mark of punctuation.
a) Name authority records.
b) Bibliographic records.
- Access Points for Persons in Name Authority and Bibliographic Records
2. Abbreviated or missing portions of preferred names.
3. Prefixes (articles and prepositions) in certain names.
4. Subfield $i (Relationship information) in authority records.
5. Bibliographic description.
- Access Points for Corporate Names, Including Meetings, in Name Authority and Bibliographic Records
1. Quotation marks.
4. Place name at end.
5. Subfield $i (Relationship information) in authority records.
- Bibliographic Linking Entries
- Punctuation at the End of MARC Fields 245, 246-247, 250, 264, 300, 310/321, 362, 490
- Punctuation in Subfields $3 in MARC Fields 264, 490
- Punctuation in Subfield $x in MARC 8XX Fields
- Punctuation in Notes
1. Additional information expected.
2. Ending mark of punctuation (5XX).
3. Square brackets
- Temporary/Uncertain Data
[Source: Based on information from RDA Toolkit]
|100 1#||$aLa Fayette,$cMadame de$q(Marie-Madelaine Pioche de La Vergne),$d1634-1693|
|400 1#||$aLaFayette,$cMadame de$q(Marie-Madelaine Pioche de La Vergne),$d1634-1693|
|400 1#||$aFayette,$cMadame de La$q(Marie-Madelaine Pioche de La Vergne),$d1634-1693|
|400 1#||$aDe La Fayette,$cMadame$q(Marie-Madelaine Pioche de La Vergne),$d1634-1693|
|400 0#||$aMadame de La Fayette$q(Marie-Madelaine Pioche de La Vergne),$d1634-1693|
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