1.2 — Title of manifestation

Contents:

1.2.1 Element information

1.2.1.1 Link to RDA Toolkit

1.2.1.2 Sources of information

1.2.2 RDA definition and scope

1.2.2.1 A nomen that is an appellation of manifestation in natural language and phrasing used in common discourse.

1.2.3 General rule

1.2.3.1 Transcribe the title of manifestation in the form and order in which it is presented in the source, unless instructed otherwise by specific instructions.

1.2.31 Title information not appearing on title page

1.2.31.1 Transcribe title information not appearing on the title page in a Note on title if considered important (see 1.29.39.1).

Example:
Title proper: The lawes resolutions of womens rights, or, The lawes provision for woemen
Note on title: Running title: The womans lawier

1.2.32 Title access points

1.2.32.1 Title access plays an important role in enabling users to identify and locate special collections materials. Titles may apply to a resource at the work, expression, manifestation, or item level. While some title access will be handled by controlled forms, these instructions cover specific situations commonly encountered by rare materials catalogers, in which the provision of uncontrolled title access points is likely to be useful.

1.2.32.2 Use judgment in determining which forms of title access will be most useful for the resource in hand. In general, do not include access points that duplicate normalized forms of existing title access points (e.g., the title proper, the preferred title, etc.). Take the indexing capabilities of the institution’s local system into consideration when determining whether the additional access points are needed.

1.2.32.3 For instructions on providing access points for the Title proper, see 1.21.39.

1.2.32.4 For instructions on providing access points for Parallel titles proper, see 1.215.33.

1.2.32.5 For instructions on providing access points for Variant titles of a manifestation, see 1.25.35.

1.2.32.6 For instructions on providing access points for Titles of item, see 1.27.31.


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