2.29 — Note on statement of responsibility

Contents:

2.29.1 Element information

2.29.1.1 Link to RDA Toolkit

2.29.1.2 Sources of information

2.29.2 RDA definition and scope

2.29.2.1 A note on manifestation that provides information on an agent, and their function, who is responsible for a work or its expression that is embodied by a manifestation.

2.29.31 Statement of responsibility in source other than title page

2.29.31.1 If a statement of responsibility appears in a source other than on the title page, always record the statement and its source (see Statement of responsibility relating to title proper, 2.21.315.1).

Example:
Dedication signed by the author, the Bohemian (Czech) humanist, Jan Sictor: “Ioh. Sictor Bohemus.”

2.29.32 Transposed statements of responsibility

2.29.32.1 For transposed elements, always note the original position on the title page of statements of responsibility that have been transposed to the Statement of responsibility relating to title proper element (see 2.21.32.1).

2.29.32.2 Always make a note to indicate the original position on the source of any transposed parallel statements of responsibility (see Parallel statement of responsibility relating to title proper, 2.215.31.2).

2.29.33 Attributions

2.29.33.1 If a statement of responsibility for a person or corporate body connected with the resource does not appear in the manifestation, and an attribution is available, give the information in a Note on statement of responsibility if considered important. Include the authority for the attribution whenever possible.

Example:
Attributed to Hannah More who signed her tracts with the initial “Z”; other editions of this work are signed “Z” at the end

Example:
By Louis-Antoine Caraccioli; author supplied by Barbier
(Comment: The formal citation for Barbier is given in a Manifestation described in note (see 9.32.31.1))

2.29.33.2 If a statement of responsibility is known to be fictitious or incorrect, always make a Note on statement of responsibility. Give the true or most generally accepted attribution if known, and if considered important. Give the authority for the information whenever possible.

Example:
By Robert Parsons, S.J., writing under the pseudonym Andreas Philopater. See: Bibliothèque de la Compagnie de Jésus
(Comment: The formal citation for Bibliothèque de la Compagnie de Jésus is given in a Manifestation described in note (see 9.32.31.2))

2.29.33.3 False attributions appearing in the bibliographical literature or in library catalogs may also be noted, along with the authority for the false attribution and the authority for questioning it if considered important.

Example:
Sometimes attributed to Daniel Defoe (see Moore); attribution disputed by P.N. Furbank and W.R. Owens in their “Defoe de-attributions” (London, 1994)
(Comment: The formal citation for Moore is given in a Manifestation described in note (see 9.32.31.2))

2.29.34 Ambiguous statements of responsibility

2.29.34.1 If the relationship between the title of a resource and the person(s) or body (bodies) named in the statement of responsibility is not clear, make a note to clarify the role if considered important (see Statement of responsibility relating to title proper, 2.21.36.1).

2.29.34.2 Make a note about expansions, explanations, and corrections of statements of responsibility when needed for clarity if considered important (see Statement of responsibility relating to title proper, 2.21.36.2).

Example:
A- M-l is Andrew Marvell. See English short title catalogue
(Comment: The formal citation for the English short title catalogue is given in a Manifestation described in note (see 9.32.31.2))

2.29.35 Variant forms of names

2.29.35.1 If considered important, make a note on variant forms of names of persons or bodies named in Statements of responsibility relating to title proper if the variant forms clarify the names used in access points (see 2.21.365.1).

2.29.36 Other statements

2.29.36.1 If considered important, make a note recording the names of persons or bodies connected with an expression of the work, or with previous expressions of it, if they have not already been named in the description. Give the authority for the information, if necessary (see Statement of responsibility relating to title proper, 2.21.39.1).

Example:
“The life and character of Sir William Temple” in the first volume was written by his sister, Lady Martha Giffard


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