1.29 — Note on title

Contents:

1.29.1 Element information

1.29.1.1 Link to RDA Toolkit

1.29.1.2 Sources of information

1.29.2 RDA definition and scope

1.29.2.1 A note on manifestation that provides information on inaccuracies appearing in titles, complex changes in titles, or on other information relating to a title.

1.29.31 Note on the source of the title proper

1.29.31.1 Always make a note on the source of the Title proper if it is from a title page substitute, e.g., the caption, docket, etc. (see 1.21.31.2).

Example:
Title from caption, page [3]

Example:
Title proper: A new list of fifty two ships sent to the East-Indies
Note on title: Title from docket title

1.29.31.2 Always make a note to indicate the original position on the title page of transposed elements (see 1.01.3.2).

1.29.31.3 For multipart monographs, if the description is not based on the first part, identify the part used as the basis of the description.

1.29.32 Title proper with grammatically inseparable designation

1.29.32.1 If a manifestation is in more than one volume and the Title proper of each volume includes a grammatically inseparable designation such as numbering that is specific to that volume, supply in square brackets after the first designation a hyphen and the final designation, omitting intermediate designations. Do the same for single-volume manifestations that contain multiple parts. If it is not feasible to do this, transcribe the title proper of the first volume or part without this interpolation and make a note about the later designation(s) (see Title proper, 1.21.33.1).

1.29.33 No title

1.29.33.1 Always make a note indicating whether the Title proper is taken from the opening words of the text or has been devised by the cataloger (see Title proper, 1.21.34.1).

1.29.34 Title proper with supplementary or section designation or title

1.29.34.1 Always make a note indicating the original position on the title page of any transposed elements within a Title proper with supplementary or section designation of title (see Title proper, 1.21.35.1).

1.29.35 Title proper of single-sheet manifestations

1.29.35.1 If the initial text on a single-sheet manifestation has been omitted, make a note indicating the nature and position of the omitted material if considered important (see Title proper, 1.21.381.1).

1.29.35.2 When a word or phrase obviously intended as a title but not appearing in the first line of printing is selected as the Title proper, make a note recording at least the first five words of the first line of printing (see Title proper, 1.21.382.1).

1.29.35.3 Make a note summarizing material omitted from a title transcribed from the initial text on a single-sheet manifestation if considered important (see Title proper, 1.21.382.2).

1.29.36 Variations in title

1.29.36.1 Always make a note on titles borne by the manifestation other than the one chosen as the Title proper (see also Variant title of manifestation, 1.25.3593.1).

Example:
Title on added title page: La naturaleza descubierta en su modo de ensenar las lenguas a los hombres

Example:
Running title: A moral essay upon the soul of man

Example:
Docket title reads: The case of the proprietors of annual sums of the hereditary excise

1.29.36.2 If nonroman text has been transcribed in the Title proper without parallel romanization (e.g., as transcribed from the source), give a romanization of the title proper if considered important.

1.29.36.3 Make an explanatory note about cataloger-supplied letters or words (e.g., when special marks of contraction have been used by the printer in continuance of the manuscript tradition) if considered important (see Transcription, 0.4.16).

Example:
Brevigraphs in title have been expanded

1.29.36.4 For instructions on providing access points for variants of the Title proper, see Variant title of manifestation, 1.25.35.

1.29.37 Parallel titles

1.29.37.1 Make a note on a title in the original language appearing in the manifestation elsewhere than on the title page if considered important (see Parallel title proper, 1.215.31.2).

1.29.37.2 For instructions on providing access points for parallel titles, see Parallel title proper, 1.215.33.

1.29.38 Other title information

1.29.38.1 Make a note indicating the transposition of Other title information that precedes the Title proper on the title page (see Other title information, 1.23.29.2).

1.29.38.2 For instructions on providing access points for other title information, see Variant title of manifestation, 1.25.35.

1.29.39 Title information not appearing on title page

1.29.39.1 Transcribe title information not appearing on the title page in a note if considered important (see Title of manifestation, 1.2.31.1).


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