Friday, October 11, 2013

Query for more than three authors [Answer from Library of Congress]

RESOURCE DESCRIPTION & ACCESS RDA

From: salman haider <salman.mlisc@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Jul 20, 2013 at 3:19 AM
Subject: Query for more than three authors
To: LChelp4rda@loc.gov


Following is taken from LC RDA training materials: (Statement of Responsibility)


1.  AACR2 - no more than three named in a single statement

100 1#  $a Skaarup, Jørgen.
245 10 $a Møllegabet II : $b a submerged Mesolithic settlement in southern Denmark / $c Jørgen Skaarup, Ole Grøn ; with contributions by Sarah Mason ... [et al.].

1.  RDA - no limit on number of persons, families, corporate bodies included
100 1# $a Skaarup, Jørgen.
245 10  $a Møllegabet II : $b a submerged Mesolithic settlement in southern Denmark / $c Jørgen Skaarup, Ole Grøn ; with contributions by Sarah Mason, Lisa Hodgetts, Peter Rowley-Conwy and Annica Cardell.


Comments:

#1.  If cataloger applies the alternative (RDA 2.4.1.5) for more than three entities performing the same function, only the first-named entity is given and a summary is included to explain the omission (“[et al.]” is not used):

#2.  Only the principal or first-named creator (in the MARC 100 field) is a core element; it would be library policy or cataloger’s judgment to include additional creators in 7XX fields

QUESTION ON COMMENT 2: What is the RDA Rule and/or LC-PCC PS which prescribes the principal or first-named creator (in the MARC 100 field) and not in 700


ANSWER BY Ana Lupe Cristán, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS


From: LChelp4rda <LChelp4rda@loc.gov>
Date: Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 1:04 AM
Subject: RE: Query for more than three authors
To: salman haider <salman.mlisc@gmail.com>


Dear Salman Haider,
The Library of Congress applies RDA instruction 19.2.1 Basic instructions on recording creators.  RDA is format agnostic and does not provide instructions as to where in the MARC 21 bibliographic record to record anything.  Thus it is necessary to access the the mapping in Appendix D (specifically D.2.1 in this case) to determine which of the MARC fields to use.  Apologies for the delay in responding.

Ana Lupe Cristán
Library of Congress
Policy and Standards Division