Saturday, May 16, 2015

Edition in RDA & AACR2 Cataloging with MARC 21 Examples

Resource Description & Access RDA

Edition

  • Designation 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 $a Third revised edition

Source reads:   2nd enlarged ed., revised
AACR2 says:  2nd enl. ed., rev.           
RDA says:       2nd enlarged ed., revised


Recording Changes in Edition Statement (2.20.4.5)

·         If edition statements differ from one part of a multipart monograph to another, make a note if the difference is considered to be important for identification or access.

  • For serials, if an edition statement is added, deleted, or changed on a subsequent issue or part of a serial, make a note if the change is important for identification or access.
  • For integrating resources, change the edition statement to reflect the current iteration if the change does not require a new description.  However, if the earlier edition statement is considered to be important, make a note for the earlier statement. 

[Source: Library of Congress]


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