From slavery to the cooperative commonwealth : labor and republican liberty in the nineteenth century / Alex Gourevitch, Brown University. (OCLC #885983229)

The CIP record for this title included the following:

245 10 Labor republicanism and the cooperative commonwealth : ǂb
something of slavery still remains / ǂc Alex Gourevitch,
Brown University.

which is very different from the title that appears on the piece as published; I only found it by searching for the LCCN. (The original title is still in LC’s catalog). The list of chapters in the contents note was identical, which helped convince me that this was the same book.

I updated the CIP record in OCLC to reflect the information on the item as published, as instructed in OCLC’s guidelines. As described in OCLC’s Quality Assurance document, I was not able to change the ELvl, so left this as 8, and also left 263 in the record.


Русские сказания / Ю. П. Миролюбов (OCLC #889865076)

Even when I am familiar with an alphabet, a fancy font can throw me off, as it did for the series statement on this piece. On the title page, the title and statement of responsibility were in a more standard font, but the series statement looked much like it did in the sun on the upper right.

Though I would never use CIP data (the description on the title page verso) as a source of information to put in the record, it did provide a handy transcription of the series statement in a standard font, which I could then confirm, and add to the record as linked fields:

    490 _1 Неведомая Русь
    490 _1 Nevedomai︠a︡ Rusʹ
    830 _0 Неведомая Русь.
    830 _0 Nevedomai︠a︡ Rusʹ.

I’m not sure why I add the vernacular version to access points, but I think it looks nice.


Gert Boon / Hans Ibelings. (OCLC #861955106)

This book about “one of the Netherlands’ ‘least known’ famous architects” had only a brief CIP record in OCLC, and even that had the distributor listed as the publisher. An over-narrow search could have missed that one! Now it’s upgraded to a full RDA record.

Another tricky bit on these architecture books is remembering to use the appropriate artist table (e.g. N6) when assigning an LC call number to reproductions/collections of an architect’s work.