Re: Cataloging a Korean journal Steven C Shadle 03 Mar 2010 16:49 UTC

Lori -- If the text of the serial is in Korean, then the 245$a must be the Korean title, not the English title (as you correctly state, the English will be parallel title).  If you want I can quote chapter and verse...the rule of choice of language for description is somewhere in AACR2 1.0H.

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On Wed, 3 Mar 2010, Snyder, Lori Beth wrote:

> Hello all,
> I'm a new librarian and have responsibility for cataloging our print serials. One of our serial subscriptions is for a Korean journal whose English title is The Word. The entire publication is in Korean and I'm unable to find an ISSN anywhere in the publication. I haven't been able to find a record in OCLC for the purposes of copy cataloging. I do have a student worker who reads Korean and can translate for me. My question is, for the purposes of cataloging this journal, can I catalog it in English even though it is in Korean? Do I need to include a transliterated Korean title in the 245 field with the English as a parallel title? I would appreciate any guidance or direction anyone can offer. Also, I apologize if this is not the correct listserv for this question. Please let me know if I need to direct it elsewhere.
> Thank you,
> Lori B. Snyder
> Resource Management Librarian - Acquisitions
> Guillermin Library/ILRC
> Liberty University
> (434) 582-2815