Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Clarification of Role in Statement of Responsibility : RDA Rule 2.4.1.7 : Questions & Answers

Question on Clarification of Role in Statement of Responsibility : RDA Rule 2.4.1.7 by Omar Hernández Perez:


Hi
What language is add a word or short phrase if necessary to clarify the role of a person, family, or corporate body named in a statement of responsibility? RDA 2.4.1.7

1.  language/script of the resource 
2.  language of the agency 
Russlan und Ludmila : Oper in 5 Aufzügen /Mikhail I. Glinka ; [editado por] M. Balakirew und S. Liapunow
RESOURCE DESCRIPTION & ACCESS RDA


Answer: 
RDA 2.4.1.7 suggests to Add a word or short phrase if necessary to clarify the role of a person, family, or corporate body named in a statement of responsibility. Also it prescribes to indicate that the information was taken from a source outside the resource itself.

The Addition made should be in the language/script of resource in which title proper is given.


There is one RDA Rule 2.2.3.1 for "Preferred Sources of Information in Different Languages or Scripts" : If the resource contains preferred sources of information in more than one language or script, use as the preferred source of information (in this order of preference). Under this six points are mentioned from a-f in the order of preference. 
Under this the first option itself is: a) the source in the language or script that corresponds to the language or script of the content of the resource ... ...
This rule can be interpreted and applied to the asked question.



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