Re: New AACR2 Title Changes and "Utne" Regina Reynolds 03 Apr 2007 12:50 UTC


Thanks for posting that "blast from the past."  I recently found another
of my emails about the previous change and that email included a statement
that the publisher intended the change to be permanent.  Not exactly...

In conjunction with several CONSER catalogers, I
recently made the decision that this current change is minor.  For one
thing, Utne seems to be establishing a track record of going back and
forth.  Also, guidelines developed for the CONSER standard record about
determining major vs. minor changes suggest that to determine of a word is
a resource word the cataloger try placing the indefinite article in front
of the word in question, e.g.,  "a 'magazine,'" "a 'journal,'" "a
'reader,'".  So, "reader" is serving as a resource word in this case and
the decision is that the title change is minor and thus no new record will
be created and no new ISSN will be assigned.


On Tue, 3 Apr 2007, Baumli,Vickey wrote:

> Check out the date on this email.  I had to chuckle when an email came
> out yesterday stating that this would be the "last" title change for
> Utne Reader/Utne.
> Vickey Baumli
> Serials Specialist
> Owens Library
> Northwest Missouri State University
> Maryville, MO 64468
> 660-562-1536
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Regina Reynolds [mailto:rrey@LOC.GOV]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2002 8:55 AM
> Subject: Re: New AACR2 Title Changes and "Utne"
> Chris and all confused serialsts--
> Here is the reasoning behind the Utne situation, and why the new record
> was created and why a new ISSN will be assigned.
> First and easiest, the record was created before December 1 and the
> cataloging library did not want to delay cataloging until after December
> 1.  Second, even if the situation had come up on December 2, several of
> us
> who discussed this would still have made a new record for the following
> reasons:  "reader" is not a clear-cut case of a word indicating a type
> of
> resource.  Given this, *and* the fact that the publisher so strongly
> indicated this was a very conscious and deliberate title change tilted
> the
> decision in favor of a new record.  Also, since it is very early in our
> experience with the new rules, it was felt that we should be
> conservative
> in applying them so as to not set precedents that we might later want to
> retract.  The rule about words indicating a type of resource was
> intended
> to cover those maddening cases where "magazine," "journal," or other
> common resource words come and go willy-nilly from titles or move around
> in the titles.  This did not seem to such a case.
> I hope this helps to explain what was done.  It is interesting to note
> that the first words of Rule 21.2A1 are "In general..."  thus confirming
> that there are cases where judgment will be called for.  This was such a
> case.  However, as our experience with the new rules grows, some of the
> cases that are puzzling now will become routine.  Some of us remember
> the
> crisis that erupted when U.S. News and World Report became U.S. News &
> World Report (or vice versa).  A new record had to be created, then an
> RI
> was produced and the record was cancelled.  We've come a long way!
> Regina Reynolds
> Head, National Serials Data Program
> Library of Congress
> On Mon, 9 Dec 2002, Chris Blackman wrote:
> > There is a relatively new CONSER verified record in OCLC for "Utne",
> the
> > new title variation of "Utne Reader". I'm confused by this as it is my
> > understanding that dropping "Reader" from the title no longer requires
> a
> > new record by the AACR2 2002 revision that was instituted on Dec. 1
> > (However, the record was created in October and it may have been
> > verified before Dec. 1).
> >
> > I would have thought CONSER would err on the side of not verifying
> such
> > a new record. Am I wrong about the new 'new record' requirements? Any
> > enlightenment?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Chris
> >
> > Christine Blackman
> > Catalog Librarian
> > Williams College Libraries
> > 55 Sawyer Library Drive.
> > Williamstown, MA  01267
> > (413) 597-4403
> >
> >
> Regina  R. Reynolds                     email:
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Regina 	R. Reynolds                     email:
Head, National Serials Data Program     voice: (202) 707-6379
Library of Congress                     fax    (202) 707-6333
101 Independence Avenue, S.E.           ISSN Web page:
Washington, D.C. 20540-4160