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What is a work?

  • Author(s): Yee, Martha M;
  • et al.
Abstract

Discusses how to define the concept of work, how to name a work, how to provide access to works under variant names, the structure of the catalog and methods of demonstrating relationships, and then, in conclusion, recommendations for changes in AACR2 (which was later called Resource Description and Access, or RDA for short). Includes a discussion of the following problem conditions not yet adequately addressed in AACR2: collaborative works of mixed responsibility; collaborative works of mixed responsibility produced in stages with portions of the collaborative work existing as separable pieces; works intended for performance; preexisting works reissued with additional material; preexisting works transformed or adapted into new works in other ways; represented works; works of changing authorship (serials and revised editions).

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