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Re: Need advice on a record Steve Shadle 02 Sep 2003 17:33 UTC

Laura -- Per AACR 12.1B7:

For serials, if the title includes a date, name, number, etc., that varies
from issue to issue, omit this date, name, number, etc., and replace it by
the mark of omission, unless it occurs at the beginning of the title, in
which case do not give the mark of omission.

Report on the ... Conference on Development Objectives and Strategy

Supply estimates for the year ending 31st March ...

Frommer's Washington, D.C. on $ ... a day
  (Title appears as: Frommers Washington, D.C. on $35 a day)

The annual report of Governor ...
  (Title appears as: The annual report of Governor Rhodes. The name of the
   governor changes with each specific term of office)

Annual report    not   ... Annual report

Your statement ('there appears to be no easy way to find the record')
really depends on what your local system does with the ellipses and what
kind of search is done.  --Steve

    Steve Shadle   *******
    Serials Cataloger                                *****
    University of Washington Libraries, Box 352900    ***
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On Tue, 2 Sep 2003, Laura Vogler wrote:

> Hello,
> I am not a cataloger and need assistance with a record.  I received the
> latest volume of the NEA's proceedings.  Due to the way the title is listed
> in the 245 field (with elipses in the middle of the title - OCLC #6248210),
> there seems to be no easy way to find the record.  Is the use of elipses in
> this way appropriate cataloging procedure?  If not, could someone fix the
> record?  Your input/advice/etc. would be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Laura Vogler
> Serials
> Laura Vogler
> Wabash College
> Library - Serials
> 301 W Wabash Ave
> PO Box 352
> Crawfordsville IN  47933