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MRIs: Chapter 1


Rule Interpretation
1.5B1

Revise to read:

1.5B1. Record the extent of the item by giving the number of units in arabic numerals and the name of the carrier as instructed in sub-rule .5B in the chapter dealing with the type of carrier to which the item belongs.

Revise third example to read:

3 volumes

Add examples:

1 volume (large print)

50 leaves, i.e., 100 pages [numbered leaves printed on both sides; RDA has "that is" for "i.e.']

2 DVDs

1 DVD-R

1 Blu-ray disc

1 CD-ROM

3 CDs

1 Kobo

1 website

1 streaming video

1 PDF (150 pages)

[RDA 3.4.1.5 “Use a term in common usage (including a trade name, if applicable) to designate the type of unit”.]

[Prefer an exact term, e.g., "PDF" rather than "online resource" which could also mean a website, a streaming video, or a computer game.]
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1.5B2

Revise first example to read:

327 pages

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1.5B3

Revise examples to read:

1 microfiche (150 frames)

3 volumes (1397 pages)

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1.5B4

Revise examples to read:

1 piano roll (about 7 min.)

2 film reels (about 90 min.)

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1.5B4

Revise second example to read:

11 sound cassettes (about 30 min. each)

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1.5B5

Revise second example to read:

volumes

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1.5C1

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1 filmstrip (70 frames) : black & white

321 pages : illustrations (some coloured)

5 microscope slides : stained

1 sound disc (20 min.) ; analog, 33 1/3 rpm, monophonic

1 model (4 pieces) : polystyrene

[Illustrations and colour content are two elements in RDA; how colour should be recorded in MARC is a matter of debate.]
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1.5D1

Revise examples to read:

1 wall chart : coloured ; 24 x 48 cm

321 pages : illustrations (some colour); 23 cm

6 microform reels ; 35 mm

1 CD : digital, stereophonic ; 4 ¾ in.

or

1 sound disc : digital, stereophonic ; 4 ¾ in.

2 sound discs (1 hr., 15 min.) : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, stereophonic ; 10-12 in.

[Abbreviating inches and minutes are exceptions to RDA 's spelling out of abbreviations.]

Add examples:

45 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 23 cm

50 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 28 cm

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1.5D2

Revise first example to read:

12 paperweights : glass ; 12 cm each in diameter, in box 40 x 50 x 18 cm

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1.5E1

Revise first example to read:

Accompanied by: A demographic atlas of north-west Ireland. 38 pages ; coloured maps ; 36 cm. Previously published separately in 1956

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