2: Getting started. Is this a serial? Mode of issuance Which issue should I use? Basis for identification of the resource What sources within this issue? Preferred sources of information. 1. OCLC guidelines. OCLC policy statement on RDA cataloging in WorldCat:
Is this a serial?
Mode of issuance
Which issue should I use?
Basis for identification of the resource
What sources within this issue?
Preferred sources of information
OCLC policy statement on RDA cataloging in WorldCat:
AACR2 records may be converted to RDA
Neverconvert an RDA record to an AACR2 record
Okay to add some RDA elements to AACR2 records
RDA 2.13 (also: LC/PCC PS for RDA 0.0)
Same definition as in AACR2
Usually bears numbering
No predetermined conclusion
Do not assume “once a serial always a serial”
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If issues or parts are sequentially numbered, use the lowest numbered issue or part available
If issues are unnumbered or not sequentially numbered, use the issue or part with the earliest date of issue
CONSER will continue to use the phrase “Description based on”
If there is none, use the first of the following (or images of them) that bears a title:
If none of these have a title, use another source within the resource, giving preference to sources where information is formally presented
588 ## $a Description based on: Volume 1, Number 4 (April 2008); title from masthead.
588 ## $a Latest issue consulted: Volume 2, Number 3 (March 2009).
588 ## $a Description based on: June 2012; title from PDF title page (publisher’s Web site, viewed September 12, 2012).
588 ## $a Description based on: Volume 10, Number 11, published 2013.
“Serial Retrospective Exception” LC-PCC PS 2.2.2