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Unnecessary Notes

Q.  Why was the display face, the text face and the book designer not included in the notes section and if it were, would it be listed in the physical description?

A. Since we are not doing archival description (this is not a rare or valuable book) you do not need notes about the display face, text face, etc.

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Medal Winner Note

Q. What is the order of notes for note that Hesse’s Out of the Dust is a medal winner?

A. The fact that it is a medal winner is important.  This is a general note and is coded with a 500 tag. In AACR2 it falls under:

2.7B1. Nature, scope, or artistic form

Which as you can see is one of the very first notes, so it will be added above all other notes.

264 Tag

Note that MARC is now making use of the 264 tag for RDA records.  Records with the 260 tag look like the following:

245 10 Vodou songs in Haitian Creole and English / |c Benjamin Hebblethwaite ; with the editorial assistance of Joanne Bartley, Chris Ballengee, Vanessa Brissault, Erica Felker-Kantor, Andrew Tarter, Quinn Hansen, and Kat Warwick.
260 __ Philadelphia : |b Temple University Press, |c 2012, ©2012.

The new description using 264 for this example would be:

245 10 Vodou songs in Haitian Creole and English / |c Benjamin Hebblethwaite ; with the editorial assistance of Joanne Bartley, Chris Ballengee, Vanessa Brissault, Erica Felker-Kantor, Andrew Tarter, Quinn Hansen, and Kat Warwick.
264 __ Philadelphia : |b Temple University Press, |c 2012.
264 __ |c ©2012

Since the 264 tag will become the standard practice, you should use the 264 as well.  Look at the other examples as well.  The idea with the bracketed date in a first 264 tag is to always provide a publication date even if a guess and then place the copyright date in a separate.

245 14 The power to name : |b locating the limits of subject representation in libraries / |c by Hope A. Olson, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
264 __ Dordrecht ; |a Boston ; |a London : |b Kluwer Academic Publishers, |c [2002]
264 __ |c ©2002

About Dublin Core

Q: What is Dublin Core?

A: It is a metadata encoding standard used for digital collections developed in Dublin, Ohio, which consists of fifteen metadata elements. To learn more about Dublin Core, go to:  http://dublincore.org/documents/dces/

Q: Is it only mandatory to use the 830 field if there is a difference?

A: It used to be that the 830 field was only added when there was a difference in what was found on the source for the series statement and what was found in the Authority File as the established series title, but the practice has changed. Keep in mind that most series titles that are generic will have an established title.  You will always have a 490 field in your record if you have a series statement.

If you use 490 with first indicator 1 – it means you want your series to be traceable and you will use the 830 tag as well.

Q: What are the punctuation differences between the 490 and 830 fields?

A: The 830 has a nonfiling character indicator and requires punctuation where the 490 does not.

Q: Is 830 necessary if the 490 from the source is different than what the authority heading says?

A: The 830 can be added even if there is no change in the established heading. This is a common practice.