Saturday, August 3, 2013

Title Proper : LC-PCC Best Practices Guidelines

Myth:
“When transcribing the title, you can generally do whatever you wish regarding capitalization.”

Reality:

Not really.  The LC-PCC PS for the first alternative to 1.7.1 states “For capitalization of transcribed elements, catalogers are encouraged (but not required) to follow Appendix A.”  It is permitted to ‘take what you see’ on the resource.  If you choose the option of taking exactly what you see, do that for the entirety of the element.  

[Source : Library of Congress]