Saturday, November 23, 2013

RELATIONSHIP DESIGNATORS - QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

RESOURCE DESCRIPTION & ACCESS RDA

Question: I have seen some of the OCLC records coming with relationship designator “Joint author” for collaborative works, can retain the term as it is or change it to “author” because as such there is no term called “joint author” is defined in the Appendix I2.

Answer: “Joint author” is not in Appendix I, so we have to use “author” instead. As discussed in the document via http://www.loc.gov/aba/pcc/rda/PCC%20RDA%20guidelines/Relat-Desig-Guidelines.docx we are supposed to use terms from Appendix I. Guideline 4 does provide for exceptions for element names (for example “creator” or “producer”) if they are more appropriate.


RDA RELATIONSHIP DESIGNATORS
RDA RELATIONSHIP DESIGNATORS