RDA Cataloging Examples for Creating Variant Titles for Portion of Title Proper - Best Practices

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  • For titles proper that contain an alternative title, ensure title access to the complete title proper to the first part of the title proper up-to the word "or" or equivalent in another language that signals an alternative title and to the part following the word "or" or its equivalent in another language.
  • If the title proper contains a part or designation of a part, or both, make a variant title usually for the part when it is judged intelligible enough to be a likely candidate for access.
  • Make a variant title for a portion of a title proper, when it is judged that some user would consider the portion as the title proper. 

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