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 from docket title

Example:
Title from colophon

1.29.31.2 For transposed elements, always make a note to indicate the original position (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 the final designation in square brackets, after the first designation followed by a hyphen, 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 on preferred source of information

1.29.33.1 Always make a note indicating the source of Title proper when it is taken from the opening words of the text, supplied from one of the sources listed at 0.1.7, or devised by the cataloger (see Title proper, 1.21.34.1).

Example:
Title from opening two lines of poem

Example:
Title from first line of text on verso of leaf A1

Example:
Title devised by cataloger from content

1.29.34 Title proper with supplementary or section designation or title

1.29.34.1 For transposed elements, 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 Make a note on titles borne by the manifestation other than the one chosen as the Title proper if considered important (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:
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, give a romanization of the title proper in a note 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

1.29.37 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).

1.29.38 Other title information

1.29.38.1 For transposed elements, 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).

1.29.39 Other title information not appearing on title page

1.29.39.1 Transcribe other 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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