Friday, October 25, 2013

Conference Heading - Questions and Answers

RESOURCE DESCRIPTION & ACCESS RDA

Case: In a book title page reads like: Sustainable development in conflict environments: challenges and opportunities : proceedings of the international conference. 

Question: Should we give seminar access in cases like this?

Question: Is there any concept of capitalization of seminar name in RDA?

Answer: Suggested treatment is given below:

111 2_ |a Sustainable Development in Conflict Environments: Challenges and Opportunities (Conference) |d (2007 : |c Kathmandu, Nepal)
  • Regarding capitalization of named conferences, follow appendix A.2-->A10, etc. Basically they are the same rules as under AACR2.
  •  It can also be set up as: Sustainable development in conflict environments: challenges and opportunities (Conference)  Note the absence of quotation marks, i.e. transcribe what you see.
  • Determination should be if the conference is "named" or not, can be done by applying RDA 8.1.2 and 8.1.3