Variable Data Fields: 020-250

020 ISBN

ISBN is mandatory, if applicable. Record as appears on the item, if is not already in the record.

024 Other Standard Identifier (UPC)

This field is optional, retain if it is in the record.

028 Publisher Number

Publisher number can be found of the spine of the container, on the disc label, retain if it is in the record.

040 Cataloging Agency

Subfield $e rda must present.

041 Language

This field is mandatory when there are multiple languages on the resources. Consult with catalog librarian, if it doesn't present in the record.

Example: Text in both English and French. Must also has correspondent 546 Language notes.

041 0   ‡a eng ‡a fre
546     ‡a In English and French.

043 Geographic Area Code

Retain if it is in the record.

100/110/111 Creator Main Entry

For conference proceedings, the name of conference heading should be in the main entry (111). For 100 and 110 add relationship designator terms, if it isn't in the record. See RDA 18.5, and using terms in RDA Appendix I, find a relator term which describes the relationship of the person of corporate body to the resource and put that in a $e. If there are multiple applicable terms, put them in repeated $e subfields. 

100 1   ‡a Shakespeare, William, ‡d 1564-1616, ‡e author.
110 1   ‡a World Trade Organization, ‡e author, ‡e issuing body.

*** Current practice, DO NOT add relator term to conference heading.

111 2   ‡a Joint Conference on Digital Libraries ‡n (4th : ‡d 2004 : ‡c Tuscon, Ariz.)

130 / 240 Preferred title 

A CD-ROM (or the floppy disk) with a print counterpart is a related manifestation. Under RDA, 130 is used to differentiate works and expressions; it is not made to differentiate manifestations such as the CD-ROM from the print version, though a 130 may be necessary to differentiate the CD-ROM's work or expression from another work or expression with the same title proper. The relationship of the CD-ROM manifestation to the print counterpart manifestation is brought out by field 776 (other formats).

With serials, if a print manifestation ceases and continues as a CD-ROM, the relationship is brought out using earlier/later title linking: 780/785.  

Example: Qualifier (form) added to break the conflict with the title print version

130 0   ‡a World motor vehicle market report (CD-ROM)
245 1 0 ‡a  World motor vehicle market report
264   1 ‡a  [Research Triangle Park, NC : ‡b Overseas Automotive Council, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, ‡c c2009]-
300     ‡a CD-ROMs ; ‡c 4 3/4 in.

COPY CATALOGING: Retain if it is in the record.

245 Title Proper.

Title should be taken from the label. If the resource is digital text and has a title page, use the title page or, alternatively, the label.) Accept the capitalization that already used in the record.

Reminder: GMD (‡h [electronic resource]) is obsolete in RDA cataloging. Delete it if is in the record.

Other title, Statement of Responsibility. These guidelines do not differ from the standard procedures for books. 

a. Other title must be from the same source as the title proper. If an other title appears within the resource but not with the source used for the title proper, do not supply it in 245 b in brackets. If considered to be important, make a note or a 264 1_.

b. The preferred source for the statement of responsibility is the same source as the title proper, but if not on that source, take it from anywhere within the resource (without bracketing).

If there is a statement of responsibility, add it in ‡c. Only the first is required. If there are many names, the record may transcribe the first name and follow with [and number others], or the record may transcribe all the names. COPY CATALOGING: accept whichever form that present in the record.

Example: Only first name is transcribed.

245 1 0 ‡a Preserving virtual worlds ‡c Jerome McDonough [and mine others].

Example: Transcribe all Statement of Responsibility.

245 1 0 ‡a Preserving virtual worlds ‡c Jerome McDonough & Robert Olendorf, Graduate School of Library & Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 501 E. Daniel Street, Champaign, IL 61820, Matthew Kirschenbaum, Kari Kraus, Doug Reside & Rachel Donahue, College of Information Studies, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-7011, Andres Phelps & Christopher Egert, Interactive Games & Media Department, B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing & Information Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY 14623-5603, Henry Lowood & Susan Rojo, Humanities Research Group, Stanford University Libraries, Green Library, 557 Escondido Mall, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-6004.

246 Variant Titles

Retain if it is in the record.

Example: Variant titles

245 0 0 ‡a BNA corporate tax audit analyzer  / ‡c BNA Software.
246 1   ‡i Title from user's manuals: ‡a Corporate tax audit analyzer
500     ‡a Title from disc label.

250 Edition Statement

Transcribe and edition statement that appears on the source. Prefer the same source as the title proper. If the edition is merely a number of other such designation with no accompanying words, add an appropriate word in brackets. If a resource lacks an edition statement but is known, supply and edition statement in brackets (RDA

250     ‡a [Version] 1.7.
250     ‡a Interactive version.