Saturday, August 3, 2013

Recording Statement of Responsibility : LC-PCC Best Practices Guidelines

Myth:
“You may not omit persons, families, or corporate bodies from a statement of responsibility.”

Reality:

Generally, this is true for monographs -- and it is the preferred practice, according to LC-PCC PS 2.4.1.5.  But in exceptional cases, if the statement names a burdensome number of entities, you may record the first and indicate the omission by summarizing what has been omitted, e.g. “[and eleven others].”

Myth:
“ ‘Burdensome’ is defined in RDA as ‘more than 3 entities or more than 12 parts of a table of contents.’

Reality:

Wrong!  “Burdensome” is not defined in RDA or the LC-PCC PS.  Use cataloger judgment.

[Source : Library of Congress]


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