6.22 — Illustrative content

Contents:

6.22.1 Element information

6.22.1.1 Link to RDA Toolkit

6.22.1.2 Sources of information

6.22.2 RDA definition and scope

6.22.2.1 An indication of the kinds of expression of image content that supplement the main expressions that are embodied by an augmentation aggregate.

6.22.2.2 Illustrative content applies to an aggregate that embodies an expression with a content type of “cartographic image”, “cartographic moving image”, “cartographic tactile image”, “cartographic tactile three-dimensional form”, “cartographic three-dimensional form”, “three-dimensional moving image”, “two-dimensional moving image”, “tactile three-dimensional form”, “three-dimensional form”, “still image”, or “tactile image”. Tables containing only words or numerical data are excluded.

6.22.2.3 Tables containing only words and/or numerical data are excluded.

6.22.3 General rule

6.22.3.1 To indicate the presence of illustration, use the term “illustration” or “illustrations,” as appropriate, from RDA Value Vocabularies: RDA Illustrative Content.

Example:
illustration

Example:
illustrations

6.22.3.2 Optionally, disregard minor illustrations.

6.22.3.3 Ornaments, etc. Do not regard ornaments (e.g., head-pieces, vignettes, tail-pieces, printers’ devices, architectural borders), pictorial covers, or pictorial dust jackets as illustrations. Make a note on these if considered important (see Details of illustrative content, 6.225.3.2).

6.22.3.4 Illustrated title pages. Treat illustrated title pages as illustrative content. Make a note to indicate any title-page illustration so treated if considered important (see Details of illustrative content, 6.225.3.3).

6.22.3.5 Graphic processes or techniques. Optionally, record controlled terms for graphic processes or techniques used in producing illustrative content in Production method (see 6.27.3.1).

Make a note describing these graphic processes or techniques in more detail if considered important (see Details of illustrative content, 6.225.3.4).

6.22.31 Types of illustrations

6.22.31.1 Optionally, specify particular types of illustrations. Use one or more of the following terms from the RDA Value Vocabularies: RDA Illustrative Content.

  • coat of arms
  • facsimile
  • form
  • genealogical table
  • graph
  • illumination
  • map
  • photograph
  • plan
  • portrait
  • sample

6.22.31.2 Record a term in the singular or plural as appropriate.

6.22.31.3 Replace “illustration” or “illustrations” with terms specifying particular types of illustrations if the particular types are the only illustrations in the resource.

Example:
map

Example:
portraits

6.22.31.4 Record “illustrations” in addition to terms specifying particular types of illustrations if the particular types are not the only illustrations in the resource.

Example:
illustrations

Example:
maps

Example:
plans

6.22.33 Illustrations in pockets and on endpapers

6.22.33.1 Record illustrative matter issued in a pocket attached to a resource as illustrative content (see also Supplementary content, 9.33.3.1 and Accompanied by manifestation, 9.31.31.1). Make a note to indicate the presence and the number of pieces of illustrative matter in the pocket (see Details of illustrative content, 6.225.31.1).

Example:
Illustrative content: map
Details of illustrative content: Folded map in pocket

6.22.335 Illustrations on endpapers

6.22.335.1 Record illustrative matter appearing on the endpapers of a resource as illustrative content if considered important. Make a note indicating the presence of the illustrations on the endpapers (see Details of illustrative content, 6.225.31.1).

Example:
Illustrative content: map
Details of illustrative content: Map on endpapers

6.22.35 Number of illustrations

6.22.35.1 Record the number of illustrations when their number can be ascertained readily (e.g., when the illustrations are listed and their numbers stated).

Example:
94 illustrations

Example:
illustrations

Example:
8 facsimiles

Example:
3 illustrations

Example:
1 map

Example:
6 illustrations

Example:
2 maps

Example:
1 portrait

Example:
1 illustration
Details of illustrative content: Illustration is a title page vignette depicting a woman with raised sword and torch, with two serpents rising out of an inferno in the background

6.22.35.2 Optionally, record an approximate number of illustrations if the exact number cannot be readily ascertained and it is considered important.

6.22.37 Resources consisting entirely or chiefly of illustrations

6.22.37.1 If a resource consists entirely of non-textual material (e.g., photographs, portraits, maps), do not record the presence of illustrations. Instead, describe the resource using the instructions for the appropriate content type (e.g., still image, cartographic image, etc.).

6.22.37.2 If the resource contains a mixture of text and illustration, with illustration predominating, and the decision is made to describe the resource as text, use the term “chiefly illustrations”.

Optionally, when the illustrations are chiefly of a particular type (see 6.22.31.3), precede the term specifying the particular type with “chiefly”.

Example:
chiefly illustrations

Example:
chiefly maps


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