Reconstrucción del olvido (1991-1992) / Daniel Gutiérrez Pedreiro. (OCLC #945639440)

The MARC fixed field LitF uses a single character to indicate the Literary Form of the work. For example, this work is a collection of poetry, so it is marked:

    LitF: p

Mujeres : entre la imagen y la acción / Julia Tuñón. (OCLC #945452399)

I chose as an initial call number for this title:

    HQ1462 .T86 2015

I checked the Library of Congress catalog to shelf-list, and found that this author has written another book about women in Mexico. I found myself comparing these two titles for filing order:

    Mujeres : entre la imagen y la acció
    Mujeres en México : una historia olvidada 

Which comes first: that first one, because its title proper comes first? Or the second one, because “en” comes before “entre”?

I checked the Filing Rules in the Library of Congress Classification and Shelflisting Manual, and found a couple of relevant guidelines:

5. Identical filing entries. Consider the title to extend only to the first significant mark of punctuation which will be either a period ( . ) or a slash ( / ).
16. Ampersand and other symbols. The ampersand (&) is the only symbol that has filing value. It follows spaces and precedes the lowest Arabic numeral or alphabetic character. Ignore all other symbols when filing into the shelflist.

Based on those guidelines, I considered the full title (not just the title proper) to be the entry to use for filing, and ignored the :, resulting in this order:

    Mujeres en México : una historia olvidad
    Mujeres : entre la imagen y la acció

and used the call number: HQ1462 .T885 2015


WEconomics : Italy / a film by Melissa Young, Mark Dworkin. (OCLC #944445213)

The LC-PCC PS for RDA 18.5 Relationship Designators says to follow the PCC Training Manual for Applying Relationship Designators in Bibliographic Records, and to record terms MARC 1XX/7XX subfield $e, $i, or $j as appropriate.

The manual includes guidelines such as recording relationship designators for all access points whenever it is clear what the relationship is, as in:

    700 1_ ǂa Dworkin, Mark, ǂe film director.

and examples of what to do when more than one relationship designator is appropriate, as in:

    700 1_ ǂa Young, Melissa, ǂe film director, ǂe film producer.

Los viajes de la Razón : estudios dieciochistas en homenaje a María-Dolores Albiac Blanco / coords., María Dolores Gimeno Puyol, Ernesto Viamontes Lucientes. (OCLC #936372734)

RDA I.2.2 (Relationship Designators for Other Persons, Families, or Corporate Bodies Associated with a Work) lists as a relator term “honouree”, which is used for “ person, family, or corporate body honoured by a work (e.g., the honouree of a festschrift).”, as in:

    700 1_ ǂa Albiac Blanco, María-Dolores, ǂe honouree.

There is also a term “honouree (item)” (in RDA I.5.2) for “a person, family, or corporate body honoured by an item, e.g., a person to whom a copy is presented.”


你在高原 / 张炜著. (OCLC #646079620)

RDA under Authorized Access Point Representing a Person says to include the date of birth and/or date of death if needed to distinguish one authorized access point from another, and also to include the month or month and day if needed to distinguish one access point from another.

Wei Zhang is a common Chinese name, so this author’s name was established as:

    Zhang, Wei, ǂd 1956 November 7-

to distinguish him from all other Wei Zhangs, including:

    Zhang, Wei, ǂd 1956-
    Zhang, Wei, ǂd 1956 February-

Paris : les boulevards / illustrations by Charles Franch ; text by Pamela Golbin. (OCLC #884298094)

Many books include on the title page verso a printer’s key which looks like a line of numbers:

    9 8 7 6 5 4 3

The smallest number present in the key indicates the print run of the volume you have in hand, so the key above would indicate the third print run for this edition. For each subsequent run, they remove the smallest number from the key.

This title’s printer’s key also includes years:

    2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 / 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

This volume was printed in 2015 and was the first printing, so for future printings they will also remove years as necessary, so the lowest one can indicate the printing year.

Date of Manufacture (RDA 2.10.6) is not a core element in RDA, and LC-PCC PS only considers it core for rare materials, so we typically do not record it in records.


The interpretation of cultures : selected essays / by Clifford Geertz. (OCLC #44600588)

Before looking closely at this book, I thought it might be a duplicate of another title in our collection, as most metadata matched, including title, author, publisher and copyright date. Turning a few pages revealed a “preface to the 2000 edition”. RDA on Sources of Information for the Edition Statement says that if there is no edition statement on the same source as the title proper (there isn’t), it can be taken from another source within the resource itself, so we have it recorded as:

250 __ ǂa 2000 edition.