A title of the work is a word, character, or group of words and/or characters by which a work is known.|
There are two categories of titles that identify works:
° preferred title for the work (6.14)
° variant title for the work
|Take the title or titles of the work from any source.|
When recording a title of a work, apply the guidelines on capitalization, numbers, diacritical marks, initial articles, spacing of initials and acronyms, and abbreviations, at 18.104.22.168-22.214.171.124
Capitalize the first word or the abbreviation of the first word in a title and in a title of a part, section, or supplement.
Capitalize other words within titles applying the guidelines given in Appendix A, as applicable to the language involved.
Other Terms Associated with Titles of Works
Capitalize the first word of each term
Thematic index numbers (see 6.16): follow the capitalization practice used in the thematic index
Titles with unusual capitalization: follow the capitalization of the title as found on the source of information.
Do not capitalize:
Numbers expressed as numerals or as words (126.96.36.199):
Record numbers expressed as numerals or as words in the form in which they appear on the source of information.
Record diacritical marks such as accents appearing in a title for a work as they appear on the source of information.
Optional addition: Add diacritical marks such as accents that are not present on the source of information. Follow the standard usage for the language of the data.
Initial articles (188.8.131.52):
The rule says to include the article, but LC applies the alternative:
Omit an initial article unless the title for a work is to be accessed under that article (e.g., a title that begins with the name of a person or place).
Spacing of initials and acronyms (184.108.40.206) and Punctuation and spacing (LC-PCC PS for 1.7.1):
(1.7.3) Punctuation: Transcribe punctuation as it appears on the source, omitting punctuation on the source that separates data to be recorded as one element from data to be recorded as a different element, or as a second or subsequent instance of an element.
Punctuation/spacing within access points and ending access points
Internal punctuation is used to set off unambiguously the units of access points (including name/title portions of name/title fields).
Use the abbreviations that are integral parts of the title of the work.