AUP PROCESSING NOTES: 2nd Quarter 2016

In April, 2016 the latest updates to RDA were released. Among the changes that will impact authority control:

1) Eliminating "Laws, etc." as a conventional title. These are slowly being changed by LC/NACO to the official or unofficial title or citation title. (RDA 6.19.2.5.1)

2) Location of a conference, etc.: in place of listing all the local places for a conference or travelling exhibit, the host city may be recorded or the name of the larger place where it occurred (e.g. Switzerland for an exhibition that took place in several different Swiss cities). (RDA 11.3.2.3)

3) Allowing for a greater variety of distinguishing elements to be added to access points for musical works with distinctive titles (RDA 6.28.1.10)

4) Additions to access points representing compilations of musical works with titles that are not distinctive (RDA 6.28.1.9)