Massenet & his letters = Massenet en toutes lettres : a new biography / by Anne Massenet ; translation by Mary Dibbern. (OCLC #870699448)

This volume’s title page includes a parallel title for only the title proper (“Massenet & his letters”), but not the other title information (“a new biography”). This situation is described in ISBD: When a prescribed source of information bears one or more parallel titles, but the statement of other title information is in only one language and script, the other title information, if given, is given
after the last parallel title transcribed.

    Title proper = Parallel title : other title information

For this title, that’s:

    Massenet & his letters = Massenet en toutes lettres :
        a new biography

Chronomanifestes 1950-2010 / Bernard Tschumi. (OCLC #871243007)

The phrase “Collection Frac Centre” appears many places on this exhibition catalog; which element should it be recorded in? This was a subject of debate at yesterday’s meeting!

The title page has “Chronomanifestes 1950-2010” in large letters in the center, and at the top in smaller letters has “Bernard Tschumi / Collection Frac Centre”. That would normally look like Bernard’s affiliation, but the preface says otherwise: he is an architect who curated this particular exhibit from that collection. So is it part of the statement of responsibility? Other title information?

We decided that it was neither of those, but included its authorized access point as a “sponsoring body”, explained in a quoted note from the preface. I did include it as other title information in a 246 in case anyone searched for it that way based on the cover.


This shelf range caught my eye as I was waiting for the compact shelving to open, and one of the titles looked a bit out of place. But it wasn’t!

Sex in public : the incarnation of early Soviet ideology / Eric Naiman. (OCLC #35450552)

Though other title information is not technically a core element in RDA (only title proper is), there are times when it gives needed context! Other title information is core for LC and NLA.

Not that we depend solely on the title for discovery; the record also has two good subject headings:

651 _0 ǂa Soviet Union ǂx History ǂy 1917-1936.
650 _0 ǂa Communism and sex ǂz Soviet Union.

and has been classed with other books about the first one (DK266 = History, Soviet Regime), though depending on the actual content of the book, it could also reasonably go under HX550.S49 (Communism and sex).