I have always believed that when a publication has a parallel title, and the
title proper has been dropped (leaving only the former parallel title), that
would constitute a title change. For example the publication first appears as:
Title A = Title B
but then later appears only as:
According to CONSER practice, this would be a title change, since what had
been considered to be the title proper no longer appears on the publication.
Surprisingly, I could not find documentation in AACR2R or the LCRIs.
However, I did find it in CONSER Cataloging Manual, 16.2.5.c:
"A change in the order of parallel titles does not necessitate a
title change, as long as the title chosen as the title proper still appears
on the chief source and the publisher did not intend a change of title (LCRI
21.2C). The fact that the order has changed may be mentioned in a note.
If, however, the title chosen as title proper no longer appears anywhere on
the chief source, make a new record."
There is a particular LC CONSER record which brings this up today. OCLC
#5323605, which has:
245 00 Prace Astronomickeho observatoria na Skalnatom Plese = $b
Trudy Astronomicheskoi observatorii Skalnate Pleso = Contributions of the
Astronomical Observatory Skalnate Pleso / $c Slovenska akademia vied.
500 Issues carry only English title beginning 1990-
Should this actually be considered a title change? Could someone at LC
Kevin M. Randall
Head, Serials Cataloging Section
Northwestern University Library
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