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AACR2 to RDA Conversion

AACR2 to RDA Conversion 9 April 2015

Change LDR/05 to c
Change LDR/18 to i

Add 040$erda and if lacking $dCaNVSL

Replace in 100/600/700 "b." with hyphen after year; replace "d." with hyphen before year,

Insert after 100/110 $eauthor

In 110,111,610/611/710/711 spell out "Dept." as "Department".

Move 110 $k to 240 [ ].

Remove from 130/630/730 "N.T." and "O.T." if between "Bible" and $p; spell out as "New Testament" and "Old Testament" if no $p.

Remove 245$h

Spell out 250 "rev." as "revised", "ed." as "edition", "enl." as "enlarged". [if done manually, leave abbreviation if in item]

[In 250 no not spell out number of edition; the shorter form is more usual in resources than "ed."]

Change 260 to 264 1, removing ($e$g$g).

Change 260($e$f$g) to 264 3 $a$b$c.

In new 264 spell out place abbreviations to full form shown below.*

In new 264 replace $ccyear with $c[year]

Spell out 300 /504 "p." as "pages", "v." as "volumes", "col." as "color", "ill." as "illustrations", "b&w" as "black and white", "port." as "portrait", "ports." as "portraits", "photo." as photograph". "photos." as "photographs", "pl." as "plate", "p.l.". as "preliminary
leaves" [RDA does not ask for preliminary pages, but we hesitate to remove existing data]

If print insert:

336 $atext$2rdacontent
337 $aunmediated$2rdamedia
338 $avolume$2rdacarrier

If electronic insert:

336 $atext$2rdacontent
337 $aelectronic$2isbdmedia [export as $acomputer$2rdamedia if requested]
337 $aonline resource$2rdacarrier

700/710 insert $econtributor [if done manually, use $eauthor, $eeditor, $eillustrator, $etranslator, etc.]


The program is limited to print and electronic monographs and serials; no nobook materials.

Because of our multi language client base, we are not replacing ISBD inclusions ca., [S.l], [s.n.], which are few in our database,

We are not changing main entry from title to first author for AACR2 rule of three records; it seemed too difficult to program.

*In 264$a spell out abbreviations shown following full form:
Alabama Ala.
Alaska Alaska
Alberta Alta.
Arizona Ariz.
Arkansas Ark.
Australian Capital Territory A.C.T.
British Columbia B.C.
California Calif.
Colorado Colo.
Connecticut Conn.
Delaware Del.
District of Columbia D.C.
Distrito Federal D.F.
Florida Fla.
Georgia Ga.
Hawaii Hawaii
Idaho Idaho
Illinois Ill.
Indiana Ind.
Iowa Iowa
Kansas Kan.
Kentucky Ky.
Louisiana La.
Maine Me.
Manitoba Man.
Maryland Md.
Massachusetts Mass.
Michigan Mich.
Minnesota Minn.
Mississippi Miss.
Missouri Mo.
Montana Mont.
Nebraska Neb.
Nevada Nev.
New Brunswick N.B.
New Hampshire N.H.
New Jersey N.J.
New Mexico N.M.
New South Wales N.S.W.
New York N.Y.
New Zealand N.Z.
Newfoundland Nfld.
Newfoundland and Labrador N.L.
North Carolina N.C.
North Dakota N.D.
Northern Territory N.T.
Northwest Territories N.W.T.
Nova Scotia N.S.
Ohio Ohio
Oklahoma Okla.
Ontario Ont.
Oregon Or.
Pennsylvania Pa.
Prince Edward Island P. E.I.
Puerto Rico P.R.
Queensland Qld.
Rhode Island R.I.
Russian Soviet Federated R.S.F.S.R.
Socialist Republic
Saskatchewan Sask.
South Australia S. Aust.
South Carolina S.C.
South Dakota S.D.
Tasmania Tas.
Tennessee Tenn.
Territory of Hawaii T.H.
Texas Tex.
Union of Soviet U.S.S.R.
Socialist Republics
United Kingdom U.K.
United States U.S.
Utah Utah
Vermont Vt.
Victoria Vic.
Virgin Islands V.I.
Virginia Va.
Utah Utah
Vermont Vt.
Victoria Vic.
Virgin Islands V.I.
Virginia Va.
Washington Wash.
West Virginia W. Va.
Western Australia W.A.
Wisconsin Wis.
Wyoming Wyo.
Yukon Territory Yukon

[if done manually, do not spell out if abbreviated on source]