Medusa. (OCLC #938622762)

This title has a collective title, but also contains two individual works (previously published separately) by different authors. The collective title and the titles of the individual works are present on the title page. ISBD describes this case, and says to choose the collective title as the title proper, and that titles of individual works may be given in Area 7. I followed that instruction:

245 10 ǂa Medusa.
505 00 ǂt Narrative of a voyage to Senegal in 1816 / ǂr J. B.
    Henry Savigny & Alexander Correard -- ǂt The sufferings of
    the Picard family after the shipwreck of the Medusa / ǂr
    Charlotte-Adélaïde Dard [née Picard] ; translated 
    by Patrick Maxwell.

I also included authorized access points as analytical entries for the two works:

700 12 ǂa Savigny, Jean Baptiste Henri, ǂd 1793-1843.
    ǂt Naufrage de la frigate la Méduse. ǂl English.
700 12 ǂa Dard, Charlotte-Adelaïde. ǂt Chaumière africain.
    ǂl English.

I also liked the classification of this piece:

    G530.M5 S3313 2008

G530 is for individual accounts of shipwrecks including sailors’ yarns; for special vessels, cutter by the name of the vessel!


Investigation of the financial condition of the United States. Joint and supplemental comments of the presidents of the Federal Reserve banks in response to the questionnaire of the Committee on Finance, United States Senate, Eighty-fifth Congress, second session. (OCLC #6334613)

I’m having a hard time determining if this book is technically cataloged “correctly” (Desc is blank), but it’s less than ideal. There is no collective title page (other than the cover), and the page that is in the typical title page position is really the cover of the document that is the first chapter (“Joint and supplemental…”) so that is used as the title. If I were cataloging this from scratch on a new RDA record (which difference in cataloging rules and difference in choice of chief source of information do not justify) I would use “Compendium … ” as the subtitle and indicate that the title came from the cover.

I’d rather not do a major (title-changing) upgrade of a popular DLC record (and interfere with people’s reclamations) so I did the best I could locally – added entries for the cover title, and chapter titles/sudocs to provide access to those (as they are separately cataloged in the monthly catalog).