1.25 — Variant title of manifestation

Contents:

1.25.1 Element information

1.25.1.1 Link to RDA Toolkit

1.25.1.2 Sources of information

1.25.2 RDA definition and scope

1.25.2.1 A nomen that is a title of manifestation that is not selected for preference in a specific application or context.

1.25.3 General rule

1.25.3.1 Record variant titles of the manifestation that were not selected as the Title proper if considered important.

1.25.35 Title access for variant titles

1.25.35.1 Title access plays an important role in enabling users to identify and locate special collections materials. These instructions are not intended as an exhaustive list of all instances in which uncontrolled title access may be made for variant titles. Use judgment in determining which forms of access will be most useful for the resource in hand (see 1.2.32.2).

1.25.351 Title proper in nonroman script (required)

1.25.351.1 If nonroman text has been transcribed within the first five words of the Title proper (or, if the Title proper begins with an article, the first six words), provide additional title access for a romanized version of the Title proper using the ALA-LC Romanization Tables (see 0.3.2).

Example:
Title proper: 平家 物語
Variant title of manifestation: Heike monogatari

1.25.3515 Title proper with converted letterforms I, V, i, j, u, or v (required)

1.25.3515.1 If any of the first five words in the Title proper (or, if the Title proper begins with an article, the first six words) contains a letterform I, V, i, j, u, or v that has been converted to uppercase or lowercase according to a pattern of usage that follows pre-modern spelling conventions, provide additional title access for the form of the title proper that corresponds to modern orthography (i.e., using i and u for vowels, j and v for consonants, and w for consonantal vv) (see 0.4.23.3).

1.25.3515.2 If it differs from title access already provided, also provide title access for the form of the Title proper that corresponds to the graphical appearance of the letters in the source, converting them from uppercase or lowercase without regard for the pattern of usage in the manifestation being described.

Example:
Title proper: Les oeuures morales de Plutarque
Variant title of manifestation (normalized modern): Oeuvres morales de Plutarque
Variant title of manifestation (converted graphical): Oevvres morales de Plvtarqve
(Source of information reads: LES OEVVRES MORALES DE PLVTARQVE)

1.25.352 Latin title proper with final capital I representing ii (required)

1.25.352.1 If any of the first five words in the Title proper (or, if the Title proper begins with an article, the first six words) is a Latin word with a final capital I that has been retained in the transcription, provide additional title access for the form of title proper with the final capital I converted to ii (see 0.4.24.2).

Example:
Title proper: M. AccI Plauti quae supersunt Comoediae
Variant title of manifestation: M. Accii Plauti quae supersunt Comoediae
(Source of information reads: m. accI plauti quae supersunt comoediae)

1.25.3525 Title proper containing other characters as substitutes for letters (optional)

1.25.3525.1 If a Title proper contains hyphens or other characters as substitutes for letters, and the meaning of the characters is known, provide additional access to the decoded form of the title (see 0.4.38.4).

Example:
Title proper: Clara H-d
Variant title of manifestation: Clara Hayward

1.25.353 Title proper with inserted spacing (required)

1.25.353.1 If any spacing has been inserted in the transcription of the first five words of the Title proper (or, if the Title proper begins with an article, the first six words), provide additional title access for the form of title with the words closed up (see 0.4.43.2).

Example:
Title proper: La morte d’Orfeo
Variant title of manifestation: Lamorte d’Orfeo
(Source of information reads: LAMORTE D’ORFEO)

1.25.3535 Variant spellings involving spacing (required)

1.25.3535.1 If any variant or archaic spacing has been transcribed in the first five words of the Title proper (or, if the Title proper begins with an article, the first six words), provide additional title access for the form of title with modern spacing (see 0.4.44.2).

Example:
Title proper: Newhampshire & Vermont almanac
Variant title of manifestation: New Hampshire & Vermont almanac
(Source of information reads: Newhampshire & Vermont ALMANAC)

1.25.354 Title proper with initials, etc. (optional)

1.25.354.1 If the Title proper contains initials, initialisms, or acronyms with internal spaces, provide additional title access for the title with the spaces closed up. Conversely, if the Title proper contains initials, initialisms, or acronyms without internal spaces, provide title access for the title with the spaces inserted (see 0.4.45).

1.25.3545 Title proper with an interpolated blank (required)

1.25.3545.1 If a blank space intended to be completed in manuscript has been transcribed within the first five words of the Title proper (or, if the Title proper begins with an article, the first six words) as the word “blank” enclosed in square brackets, provide additional title access for the form of Title proper without the interpolated blank (see 0.4.64.3).

Example:
Title proper: This certifies that [blank] by a contribution of [blank] is a member for life of the American Tract Society
Variant title of manifestation: This certifies that by a contribution of is a member for life of the American Tract Society

1.25.355 Title proper with corrected misprint or misspelling (required)

1.25.355.1 If any of the first five words in the Title proper (or, if the Title proper begins with an article, the first six words) contains a misprint or error that has been corrected in the transcription through the insertion of “that is” and the correction, all enclosed in square brackets, provide additional title access for the form of Title proper as it appears in the source, without the correction. In addition, provide title access for the form of title as if it had been rendered correctly (see 0.4.72.2).

Example:
Title proper: The notted [that is, noted] history of Mother Grim
Variant title of manifestation (without interpolation): Notted history of Mother Grim
Variant title of manifestation (with correct spelling): Noted history of Mother Grim
(Source of information reads: The notted history of Mother Grim)
(Comment: Example disregards initial articles as required by filing rules)

1.25.355.2 If any of the first five words in the Title proper (or, if the Title proper begins with an article, the first six words) contains a misprint or error that has been qualified in the transcription by the insertion of “[sic]”, provide additional title access for the form of Title proper without the “[sic]”. In addition, provide title access for the form of title as if it had been rendered correctly (see 0.4.72.4).

Example:
Title proper: Of the knowledeg [sic] whiche maketh a wise man
Variant title of manifestation (without interpolation): Of the knowledeg whiche maketh a wise man
Variant title of manifestation (with correct spelling): Of the knowledge whiche maketh a wise man
(Source of information reads: Of the knowledeg whiche maketh a wise man)

1.25.3555 Title proper with non-standard orthography (optional)

1.25.3555.1 If the Title proper contains words spelled according to older or non-standard orthographic conventions, provide additional title access for the title spelled according to modern orthography (see 0.4.72.3).

Example:
Title proper: Die Weysse der Messz vnnd Geniessung des hochwirdige[n] Sacraments
Variant title of manifestation: Weise der Messe und Geniessung des hochwürdigen Sacraments
(Comment: Example disregards initial articles as required by filing rules)

1.25.356 Title proper with approximated letters (required)

1.25.356.1 If any of the first five words in the Title proper (or, if the Title proper begins with an article, the first six words) contains two letters used to approximate a third letter, provide additional title access for the form of Title proper with the letters transcribed as set (see 0.4.74.3).

Example:
Title proper: Die Weysse der Messz vnnd Geniessung des hochwirdige[n] Sacraments
Variant title of manifestation: Rveysse der Messz vnnd Geniessung des hochwirdigen Sacraments
(Source of information reads: Die rveysse der Messz vnnd Geniessung des hochwirdigē Sacraments)
(Comment: Example disregards initial articles as required by filing rules)

Example:
Title proper: The lawes resolutions of womens rights, or, The lawes provision for woemen
Variant title of manifestation: Lavves resolutions of vvomens rights, or, The lavves provision for woemen
(Source of information reads: THE LAVVES RESOLVTIONS OF VVOMENS RIGHTS: or, THE LAVVES PROVISION for woemen
(Comment: Example disregards initial articles as required by filing rules)

1.25.3565 Title proper with brevigraphs (required)

1.25.3565.1 If the Title proper contains a cataloger’s expansions of brevigraphs (special marks of contraction in continuance of manuscript tradition), provide additional title access for the title as it appears in the manifestation, ignoring the marks of contraction. In addition, provide title access for the transcribed form of the Title proper, but without the square brackets (see 0.4.16).

Example:
Title proper: Sermones Bertra[n]di de tempore et de sanctis
Variant title of manifestation (without expansion): Sermones Bertradi de tempore et de sanctis
Variant title of manifestation (without square brackets): Sermones Bertrandi de tempore et de sanctis

1.25.357 Title proper with preceding elements (optional)

1.25.357.1 If an element appearing before the Title proper has been transposed, provide additional title access for the element or for the title inclusive of the preceding element. If the preceding element is grammatically inseparable, and has therefore not been transposed, provide additional title access for the title without the preceding element (see 1.21.31.1 and 0.4.94).

Example:
Title proper: Thoughts concerning banks and the paper-currency of Scotland
Variant title of manifestation: November 1763, thoughts concerning banks and the paper-currency of Scotland
(Source of information reads: November 1763. Thoughts concerning banks and the paper-currency of Scotland)

Example:
Title proper: Monsieur Bossu’s treatise of the epicke poem
Variant title of manifestation: Treatise of the epicke poem

1.25.3575 Title proper inclusive of an alternative title (optional)

1.25.3575.1 Provide additional title access for an alternative title (see 1.21.32.3).

Example:
Title proper: The British carpenter, or, A treatise on carpentry
Variant title of manifestation: Treatise on carpentry
(Comment: Example disregards initial articles as required by filing rules)

1.25.358 Title proper with supplementary or section title (optional)

1.25.358.1 Provide additional title access for a title that is supplementary to, or a section of, another work when both titles, whether or not grammatically separable, are recorded together as the Title proper. If the supplement or section title is a title such as “Supplement” or “Chapter one,” however, and so is indistinctive and dependent for its meaning on the main title, generally do not provide additional access (see 1.21.35.1).

1.25.3583 Title proper with numbers expressed as numerals or words (optional)

1.25.3583.1 If a number expressed as numerals or words occurs in the first five words of the Title proper (or, if the Title proper begins with an article, the first six words), provide additional title access with the numbers converted to numerals or words, as appropriate (see 0.4.88.1).

Example:
Title proper: Fifty two sermons for every Sunday of the year MDCCXXVII
Variant title of manifestation: 52 sermons for every Sunday of the year MDCCXXVII

1.25.3585 Phrases about notes, appendices, etc. (optional)

1.25.3585.1 Provide additional title access for phrases concerning notes, appendices, etc., if the phrase is distinctive and the additional access seems useful (see 1.23.36).

1.25.359 First line of printing on single-sheet manifestations (optional)

1.25.359.1 Provide additional access for at least the first five words in the first line of printing on single-sheet manifestations if the words have not been transcribed as part of the Title proper (see 1.21.381.1).

1.25.3593 Variant and other titles within the manifestation (optional)

1.25.3593.1 Provide additional access for cover titles, added title page titles, caption titles, half titles, running titles, spine titles, variant titles in manifestations composed of more than one physical unit, and significant other title information (see also Note on title, 1.29.36.1).

Example:
Title proper: Scriptorum ecclesiasticorum historia literaria a Christo nato usque ad saeculum XIV facili methodo digesta
Variant title of manifestation: Scriptorum ecclesiasticorum historia literaria facili & perspicua methodo digesta
(Comment: Additional title access provided for title of the second volume, which varies slightly from the Title proper recorded from the first volume)


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