ACAT Question about translations

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On 6/20/2016 11:22 PM, Margot Krissiep wrote:

I have a book in German that is a translation from French. There is no author, so the French book is entered under the 245. For the German translation, would the original French title go in the 130 or the 730? I’m seeing a mix of both in OCLC records (both AACR2 and RDA) and I’d like to keep our catalog consistent.

It depends on how close the translation is. If it is a normal translation, it gets a 100/240 or 130. If it is a “retelling” or “adaptation” or something similar, the cataloger may decide it is a new work, and in that case it goes into a 700$a$t of 730, e.g.

Personal name: Mattern, Joanne, 1963-
Main title: The Odyssey / by Homer ; retold by Joanne Mattern ; interior illustrations by Hokanson/Cichetti ; Wishbone illustrations by Kathryn Yingling.
Related names
Hokanson, Lars, ill.
Cichetti, Frances, ill.
Yingling, Kathryn, ill.
Homer. Odyssey.