Sunday, May 31, 2015

Title in More Than One Language or Script in RDA

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? 

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Answer: According to RDA Rule 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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