Music Cataloging at Yale RDA

Recording other title information and other parallel title information (RDA 2.3.4-2.3.5)
Note: this page was created with music cataloging in mind.

see Recording titles (RDA 2.3) for basic instructions on recording titles
For specific information on recording categories of titles that most commonly apply to notated and performed music, see
title proper (2.3.2) || parallel title proper (2.3.4) || variant title (2.3.6)

(2.3.4) Other title information
(2.3.5) Parallel other title information
Other title information is information that appears in conjunction with, and is subordinate to, the title proper of a resource.

Other title information includes:
  • ° any phrase appearing with a title proper that is indicative of the character, contents, etc., of the resource or the motives for, or occasion of, its production, publication, etc.
  • ° Other title information includes subtitles, avant-titres, etc., but does not include variations on the title proper such as spine titles, sleeve titles, etc. (2.3.6) or designations and/or names of parts, sections, or supplements (2.3.1.7)
Parallel other title information is other title information in a language and/or script different from that recorded in the other title information element.
(2.3.4.2) Sources of information for other title information
(2.3.5.2) Sources of information for parallel other title information
Take other title information from the same source as the title proper. Take parallel other title information from the same source as the corresponding parallel title proper 2.3.3.2

If there is no corresponding parallel title proper, take parallel other title information from the same source as the title proper 2.3.2.2)
(2.3.4.3) Recording other title information
(2.3.5.3) Recording parallel other title information
Record other title information appearing on the same source of information as the title proper applying the basic instructions on recording titles given under 2.3.1.

If more than one element of other title information is being recorded, record the elements in the order indicated by the sequence, layout, or typography of the elements on the source of information.

If an original title appears on the same source of information as the title proper, and it is in the same language as the title proper, record it as other title information.

LC-PCC PS: LC practice/PCC practice: When there is a section title (2.3.1.7), give other title information that is appropriate only for the title of the larger resource in a note.
Best practices for music cataloging, draft: Follow LC-PCC PS. That is, routinely transcribe other title information appearing in the same source as the title proper.

Give subtitles, alternative titles, etc., appearing on other sources (e.g., cover, caption, container, spine of an audio carrier) if deemed useful for identification and access. Since other title information as defined in RDA can only be transcribed from the same source as the title proper, record such subtitles as variant titles (per 2.3.6) in 246 13/‡i, or other indicator values according to local practice, as appropriate.
Record parallel other title information in the same order as the parallel titles proper to which the information corresponds

If there are no parallel titles proper, and if other title information appears in one or more languages or scripts that are different from that of the title proper, record the other title information that appears first as other title information (2.3.4.4) and record the other title information in other languages as parallel other title information.

Best practices for music cataloging, draft: If feasible, transcribe all parallel other title information. See D.1.2.2 for guidance on recording parallel data in the 245 field, using ISBD presentation.
(2.3.4.4) Other title information in more than one language or script
If other title information appears in more than one language or script, record the other title information that is in the language or script of the title proper. If this criterion does not apply, record the other title information that appears first.
Examples:
Other title information:
2012564415 Tracking inland : ‡b (2001) : flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, harp, string quartet
2013560414 Above and beyond : ‡b for wind ensemble : 2012
2013465273 Chiemsee-Quintett : ‡b für Holzbläser, 2011/2012
2013560386 Night songs : ‡b op. 22, for high voice and piano
2013560387 Not worth : ‡b for voice, two bass clarinets, viola, cello, bass
2012564366 The promise of the far horizon : ‡b string quartet
2013560319 Raíces = ‡b ("Roots") : concerto suite for orchestra

Parallel other title information
2011560796 Jazz sonata : ‡b for violoncello and piano = für Violoncello und Klavier
2010562595 Suita giocosa : ‡b for woodwind quintet = pro dechové kvinteto
2012562531 To a wild rose : ‡b from "Woodland sketches" : for 4 violoncellos = aus "Amerikanische Wald-Idyllen" : für 4 Violoncelli


Comments to Mickey Koth Yale University Music Library
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