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Dropping possessive from title / title changes Birdie MacLennan 03 Mar 1993 18:55 UTC

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Date:         Wed, 3 Mar 1993 06:04:35 -0500
From:         Adriana Pilecky <pilecky@UHURU.UCHICAGO.EDU>
Subject:      Serial title changes

In response to Ruth Christ's question about whether Polk's bank directory
changing to Polk bank directory is a title change, the draft of the CONSER
Cataloging Manual gives some guidance. This manual due out in May? of this
year, gives the example of Alberta's reserves of gas changing to Alberta
reserves of gas, and lists this situation under those not requiring a title

Adriana Pilecky-Dekajlo
Center for Research Libraries

Date:         Tue, 2 Mar 1993 14:23:02 -0600
From:         Pete Wilson <WILSONJP@VUCTRVAX.BITNET>
Subject:      Re: Dropping possessive from title

On the question of whether the change of "Polk's bank directory" to "Polk bank
directory" (or vice versa; I forget which) requires a new record:  I asked the
exact same question, using the exact same example, on Autocat some time ago and
the general consensus was that a new record was not required.  I think it's
fair to assume that 21.2A1.a. covers this kind of situation, even if it doesn't
explicitly spell out that it does.  This situation seems very similar to the
case of singular vs. plural, which the rule does cover explicitly.

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Date:         Tue, 2 Mar 1993 14:52:13 CST
From:         Kevin M Randall <KRANDAL@NUACVM.ACNS.NWU.EDU>
Subject:      Re: Dropping possessive from title

I would like to voice my support for David Van Hoy's argument that changes
such as "Polk's ..." to "Polk ..." fall within the spirit of 21.2A and its
corresponding LCRI.  It could even be argued that the forms are basically
equivalent in that they both denote possession or identity (don't the
phrases "Van Hoy's argument" and "the Van Hoy argument" convey the same
essential meaning?).  (I'll probably get some flak from linguists out
there...  :)  )

Trivial title changes such as this appear to be much more cosmetic than
substantive and seem *not* to suggest any real change of identity of the
publication; using notes and additional access points in these cases seems
to me to be the most sensible way to go.   (I still wonder what library
users really *think* when they run across things such as "Moody's endless
manuals ...  Continued by: Moody endless manuals.")

Kevin M. Randall
Head, Serials Cataloging Section
Northwestern University Library

Date:         Tue, 2 Mar 1993 13:16:35 PST
From:         Elena Romaniuk <ENGIN@UVVM.UVIC.CA>
Subject:      dropping possessive from title

I would handle this as David Van Hoy has suggested, adding a cross reference in
the existing record using a 246 field.

Elena Romaniuk
University of Victoria, McPherson Library
Victoria, B.C., Canada
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