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Tete-beche (Bound with)

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J. McRee (Mac) Elrod

1 February 2012

Many ILS find it easier for holds and circulation to have only one
bibliographic record per physical item. Often when two items
are found together, they bear some relationship, e.g., the same work
in two languages, the pro can con of an issue.

Items with French and English text inverted are quite common in Canada,
particular for Canadian government publications. They are called
tete-beche, but the term is too little known by patrons to be used in a
note.

Take as the prime source the title page of the first item (if not tete-beche),
for a translation the original language, or if published simultaneously,
the language best known by patrons.

Of not bound tete-beche, the note below would be adjusted, e.g., "printed
on facing pages", "printed on horizontally divided pages", "printed in
parallel columns", "printed on separately numbered pages".

Sample records for English/French tete-beche:

AACR2

001 $a17809882

041 0 $aeng$afre
050 4 $aHV1475.A3$bA43 1988
245 00 $aAging in a multicultural Canada :$ba graphic overview.
246 15 $aVieillissement dans un Canada multiculturel
260 $a[Ottawa, Ont.] :$bPolicy, Analysis and Research Directorate, Multiculturalism, Secretary of State,$c1988.
300 $a73, 73 p. :$bill. ;$c28 cm.
504 $aIncludes bibliographical references.
546 $aText in English and French on inverted pages.
650 0 $aMulticulturalism$zCanada$vStatistics.
650 0 $aAged$zCanada$vStatistics.
650 0 $aMinority aged$zCanada$vStatistics.
710 10 $aCanada.$bMulticulturalism.$bPolicy, Analysis and Research Directorate.

RDA

001 $a17809882
041 0 $aengfre
050 4 $aHV1475.A3$bA43 1988
245 00 $aAging in a multicultural Canada :$ba graphic overview.
246 15 $aVieillissement dans un Canada multiculturel
264 1 $a[Ottawa, Ontario] :$bPolicy, Analysis and Research Directorate, Multiculturalism, Secretary of State,$c2013.
300 $a73, 73 pages. :$billustrations ;$c28 cm
336 $atext.$2rdacontent
337 $aunmediated.$2rdamedia
338 $avolume.$2rdacarrier
504 $aIncludes bibliographical references.
546 $aText in English and French on inverted pages.
650 0 $aMulticulturalism$zCanada$vStatistics.
650 0 $aAged$zCanada$vStatistics.
650 0 $aMinority aged$zCanada$vStatistics.
710 10 $aCanada.$bMulticulturalism.$bPolicy, Analysis and Research Directorate.