Some notes to remember regarding RDA differences in constructing, and punctuating, formal titles:
- When cataloging a single sheet printed item that does not have a title, use judgement as to whether the 245 should be bracketed.
- RBT practice is always to add a 500 note "Title devised by cataloger," "Title supplied by cataloger," or some similar phrasing.
- 2.2.4 (Other sources of information) gives an either (note) or (bracket) option; RBT catalogers should use judgement about bracketing but are still requested to include a note.
- 188.8.131.52 (Recording devised titles) provides some excellent suggestions about the content of devised titles; 184.108.40.206.1 covers music, 220.127.116.11.2 covers maps, etc.
- When in doubt, bracket the constructed title.
- Do not add a GMD.
- Due to Harvard's past policy of using a single bibliographic record for multiple versions, microform holdings will often be found on the bibliographic record for the print original.
- As of February 2019, we are instructed to leave these records as found, or
- For more information, check the Multiple record site: