AACR2 CATALOGUING RULES (BOOKS, PAMPHLETS, AND PRINTED SHEETS) THE MOST IMPORTANT RULES IS TO TRANSCRIBE WHAT YOU SEE IN THE SOURCE OF INFORMATION
GENERAL INFORMATION SOURCE OF INFORMATION The title page is the chief source of information. If a book has no title page, use the cover, the half-title page or the caption…
TITLE • Transcribe the title proper just as it appears in the title page (chief source of information) • Transcribe exactly all the words of the title proper = do not omit any words • Items lacking a title = the cataloguer can make up a title for an item but MUST put it in [brackets] TITLE
STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY • Transcribe just as it appears in the chief source of information • When more than 3 authors have the same function, give only the first name followed by “…[et al.]” • What’s an author? Garry L. Preston…[et al.]
STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY Compiled by Patricia Kahola
PUBLICATION AREA (1) The sources of information for publication area are: • The title page • Other preliminaries (verso of title page, cover), but the information must be enclosed in [brackets] • Place of publication = write the name as you find it. If no name, write [S.l.] • Name of publisher = if no name, write [s.n.] Publication area
PUBLICATION AREA (2) Date of publication = the publication area must include a date. If the cataloguer can’t find a date in the item, he/she has to guess…and has to display the date as = [1971 or 1972], [1969?], [ca. 1960], [197-], etc.
Title: subtitle Authors with the same function Author with another function By G.L. Preston…[et al.] ; illustrated by S.E. Belew Name of Publisher Place Date