If you look at 21.2C2 part B in AACR2R with 2002 revisions you will find
a definition of minor title changes for serials. In section iii it says
that a change involving the "addition, deletion, or rearrangement of the
name of the same corporate body or the substitution of a variant form"
is a minor change. Module 16 in the CONSER Cataloging Manual 2002
edition gives some additional explanation. I'll admit that I find it a
bit confusing. For example, what do they mean by the "same corporate
body" when a corporate body has been added to the beginning of a title?
Serials Catalog Librarian
Northern Illinois University
>>> llw@GWU.EDU 10/31/05 6:00 AM >>>
Since the change is an additon to the first five words of the title
(AACR2 21.2A1) I considered it to be a title change and found OCLC
cataloging for it as a new title, #61894133. I don't consider it to
fall under any of the exceptions listed in 21.2A2. Exception c comes
closest but to me c is for changes in the form of the name of a
corporate body that is already in the title.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Corrice, Julia A." <CorriceJA@CMOG.ORG>
Date: Friday, October 28, 2005 10:14 am
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] World of Learning
> Europa was the former publisher of this title, it is currently
> publishedby Routledge.
> Is is still a minor change?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steven C Shadle [mailto:shadle@U.WASHINGTON.EDU]
> Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2005 7:18 PM
> To: SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU
> Subject: Re: [SERIALST] World of Learning
> I assume Europa is referring to a corporate body (publisher)? If
> then the change would be minor.
> Steve Shadle
> Serials Access Librarian
> University of Washington Libraries
> On Thu, 27 Oct 2005, Jana Brubaker wrote:
> > I would like some guidance on whether a certain title change is
> major> or minor. World of Learning has changed to Europa World of
> Learning.> Is this a major change or does this fall under category
> iii of minor
> > changes: The name of the same corporate body is added or deleted
> > anywhere in the title?
> > Jana Brubaker
> > Serials Catalog Librarian
> > Founders Memorial Library
> > Northern Illinois University
> > DeKalb, IL 60115