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Ex. 1 Rules

Q.  Do you have to list any of the general rules when you’re listing them for each area, since the rules in each area refer back to the general rules?

A.  There is a document that I attached in a message to all students that helps with the pertinent rules.  All areas will have punctuation, so that is a given.

Q.  Is the source of information also a given?

A.  There are rules for the source, but I do not expect you to quote those rules. Just make sure you cover all pertinent rules for the description of each area including the punctuation. So you know there will be at least two rules involved.


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Q.  What are the punctuation rules for a Table of Contents with no authors?

A.  Each section or area has a set of rules for punctuation. You should review them closely. Sometimes the full stop for the area is found in the next area. Where it says, precede this area with a full stop.

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Q.  How do we decide when to list contents fully or partially?

A.  It is up to the cataloger. First you have to consider your patrons. You can pick and choose among the Table of Contents entries but it’s best to include all.  Some ToC are very lengthy that you may want to do only a partial note.

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Q.  What do we do when a book lists a publisher which is part of a distributor? Do you still list both?

A.  No, just include the publisher.

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Q.  I’ve completed exercise 1, but I feel I’ve missed labeling some of the rules. Do you have advice on how to orderly go through the homework, to list the rules?

A.  Part of the exercise is to list the rules. Work through the area and decide which rules you needed to visit in order to complete the description. There will be more than one for each.  Listing them in order would be the best way to approach it. Think about what is common to each area.

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Q.  If the publication date and the copyright date are the same, do we include them both?

A.  Transcribe only the publication date. Ignore copyright date—it is not the LC practice to transcribe both. Note: it is Optional in AACR2.

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Q.  How would you determine if a city is “internationally known”?

A.  Only cities that are obvious like NY and LA and Chicago, Paris, Rome. You would not be wrong to include larger jurisdiction if uncertain. Most places are NOT internationally known.

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