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Title in More Than One Language or Script in RDA

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Question: Which title to choose as the Title Proper if the title statement of a polyglot monograph appears in multiple languages, according to Resource Description & Access (RDA) Cataloging Rules? 
[Question asked on the Google+ Community RDA Cataloging, a companion Google+ Community for RDA Blog.] 


Answer: According to RDA Rule 2.3.2.4 if the content of the resource is written, spoken, or sung and the source of information for the title proper has a title in more than one language or script then choose as the title proper the title in the language or script of the main content of the resource. This rule further prescribes that, If the content of the resource is not written, spoken, or sung, or if there is no main content in a single language then the cataloger should choose the title proper on the basis of the sequence, layout, or typography of the titles on the source of information.
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What is Cataloging?

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RDA Cataloging Examples

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RDA Cataloging Examples of Compilations, Works, Selections, Translations & Cutter Numbers in MARC 21 from Classification and Shelflisting Manual (CSM), Library of Congress Classification (LCC) - Literary Authors: Subarrangement of Works [F 633] 

Descriptive cataloging part only - For those not using LCC 

Examples of collections.
100 1# $a Rilke, Rainer Maria, $d 1875-1926.  245 10 $a Duineser elegien.  [A collection of poems that has not been assigned an RDA conventional collective title. Table P-PZ40 applies. Use .A61-.Z458, Separate works
100 1# $a Rilke, Rainer Maria, $d 1875-1926.  240 10 $a Duineser Elegien. $l English  245 10 $a The Duino elegies / $c Rainer Maria Rilke ; translated by John Waterfield.  [An English translation of a collection of poems that has not been assigned an RDA conventional collective title. Table P-PZ40 applies. Use .A61-.Z458, Separate works, and use the Translation Table to extend the title Cutter by -13] 
100 1# $a Rilke, Rainer Maria, $d 1875-1926.…

Book Review - Library and Information Science: A Guide to Key Literature and Sources by Michael F. Bemis

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Edition in RDA & AACR2 Cataloging with MARC 21 Examples

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EditionDesignation of edition and designation of a named revision of an edition are CORE ELEMENTS. Other sub-elements of edition statements are optional. An edition statement is a statement identifying the edition to which a resource belongs. An edition statement may also include a designation of a named revision of an edition. An edition statement may also include a statement or statements of responsibility relating to the edition and/or to a named revision of an edition.
This data is recorded in MARC field 250
Look at instruction 2.5.1 Transcribe an edition statement as it appears on the source of information. Apply the general guidelines on transcription given under 1.7.  Following various LCPS in 1.7 and 1.8 leads you to always transcribe the data as found.  Appendix B4 says, “For transcribed elements, use only those abbreviations found in the sources of information for the element.”
Examples: Source reads:   Third revised edition AACR2 says:  250 $a 3rd rev. ed. RDA says:       250 $…

Glossary of Library & Information Science : RDA

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Resource Description and Access (RDA) : Glossary of Library & Information Sciencegives information about RDA: Resource Description and Access in Glossary of Library and Information Science.
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Glossary of Library & Information Science
About the Glossary:Glossary of Library & InformationScience is a glossary and dictionary of terms and acronyms of librarianship, library science, information science, and information technology. This is brought out by Salman Haider for the librarians all across the globe and the users of Librarianship Studies & Information Technology blog. Glossary will include everything from traditional library terms to vocabulary of modern avenues in information technology. When completed the Glossary of Library & Information Science will become an essential part of every library’s and librarian’s referen…

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