Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Re: RDA Question

Posting to Autocat


On 10/10/2011 20:04, Myers, John F. wrote:
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I suspect that the alternative exists to allow for the construction of access points that approximate entries for bibliographies. And I have seen this very construction in some skeletal records received as part of the acquisitions process. I would be hard pressed though to advocate for its employment in general cataloging usage, at least in the Anglo-American cataloging tradition. But RDA is intended as a more general code, so there may be non-library and/or non-Anglo-American communities for whom this is desirable.
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If I were just a normal, non-librarian type of person, I would prefer this RDA/bibliographic form to the library format, since I could probably use it in my bibliographies. Take a look the citations generated by Worldcat for http://www.worldcat.org/title/monty-python-and-the-holy-grail/oclc/48204903.
Chicago:
White, Michael, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, et al. 2001. Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Burbank, CA: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment.

Turabian:
White, Michael, et al. Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Burbank, CA: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2001.

Chicago:
White, Michael, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, John Goldstone, Mark Forstater, Connie Booth, Carol Cleveland, Neil Innes, Bee Duffell, John Young, Rita Davies, and Terry Bedford. Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Burbank, CA: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2001.

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