730, 740, or other for ambiguous added serials title entry Birdie MacLennan 01 May 2003 21:26 UTC
Posted to AUTOCAT and SERIALST. Please excuse the duplication.
We are working with a 1902 monograph called _Vermont review_. The item
has a cover note indicating that it is a "Supplement to the St. Albans
Messenger, St. Albans, VT, Thursday, February 13, 1902". The St. Albans
messenger is a newspaper with a publishing run of over 150+ years -- BUT
under many different title variations. Moreover, I couldn't find anything
in OCLC that indicates it was published in 1902 as "The St. Albans
messenger" (i.e., the title cited on the cover of the monograph).
Instead, I found records for the St. Albans daily messenger (Saint Albans,
Vt. : 1891) and St. Albans weekly messenger (Saint Albans, Vt. : 1881) --
both of which were published in 1902.
So ... we want to catalog our item in hand as a related monograph and make
a title added entry for the St. Albans messenger. We can't tell from the
piece in hand if it supplements the weekly, the daily, or something else,
Dilemma: What would be the best way to provide a title access point for
this in the bibliographic record? Should we use the 730 or the 740 fields
to provide a generic heading (i.e., 730 or 740 for: St. Albans
messenger) based on a 500 quoted note from the supplement info. on the
cover (i.e., 500 __ "Supplement to the St. Albans Messenger, St. Albans,
VT, Thursday, Feb. 13, 1902"--Cover.) I hesitate to use the 730 because
we are not sure about the qualifiers.
What would you do?
Any thoughts or insights would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance. -- Birdie
Coordinator, Serials & Cataloging
University of Vermont