South Union Shaker Village / photographs and text by David Toczko ; foreword by the Sabbathday Lake Shakers. (OCLC #875257539)

At a recent conference, I went to a cataloging “Ask the Experts” panel, and shared my grumpiness about RDA’s lack of “writer of foreword” relationship designator. They pointed me toward the general instruction which says “If none of the terms listed in this appendix is appropriate or sufficiently specific, use another concise term to indicate the nature of the relationship.”

So what do you think? Is it reasonable to just use “writer of foreword” (as I’ve done on this record) or is this a slippery slope?

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