Re: Pre-AACR2 CONSER Records without Uniform Titles Enrique Gildemeister 10 Nov 2006 21:13 UTC
Chistine, Before AACR2, differentiating uniform titles weren't used. Maybe someone from the CONSER program can give you current policy on retrospective assigning. When I worked at NYU back in the mid-80's, we added them, trying as much as possible to keep the description and notes the same. However, that sometimes proved to be a herculean task, especially if issuing bodies and places changed, and you cataloged from the latest issue. When I look back, I don't think (and this is my personal feeling only) it was always the best thing to do, that is, to just add a 130. If I did, I usually tried to upgrade the description, especially if it was a valuable title (I worked in a special collection), and we felt it would clarify information that might seem obscure in the old record. Lots of other RLIN libraries tried to do it, and some of these hybrid records were very confusing, both to catalogers and to users. Rick Gildemeister Serials cataloger not currently working.