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1 Description of Realia

2 AACR2 Chapter 10 AACR2R chapter 10 covers all kinds of three- dimensional items (except those covered by other chapters such as globes and relief maps, which are cartographic materials). Includes but is not limited to: naturally occurring objects, machines, stitchery, clothing, sculpture, puppets, rubber stamps, stencils, jewelry, pottery, musical instruments, models, games.

3 AACR glossary definitions Realia: An artefact or naturally occurring entity, as opposed to a replica. Artefact: An object made or modified by one or more persons. Toy: An object designed for imaginative play or one from which to derive amusement. Game: An item or set of materials designed for play according to prescribed or implicit rules and intended for recreation or instruction. Model: A three-dimensional representation of a real thing.

4 Realia: Examples A dinosaur skeleton, as opposed to a plastic replica of a dinosaur bone use to complete a dinosaur skeleton in a museum or other display A Native American arrowhead, as opposed to a molded plastic one for sale to gullible tourists A scrimshaw letter opener carved on whale ivory, as opposed to a mass produced one on a manufactured simulation A dried frog, as opposed to a frog puppet

5 Chief source of information The object itself or a label permanently attached to it, along with any accompanying textual material and a container issued by the publisher or Manufacturer. Prefer information found on the object itself (including any permanently affixed labels) to information found in the accompanying textual material or on a container.

6 245 field If the item has a title on a label that will often be used as the title. Most realia will not have a title. In that case the cataloger should make up a brief descriptive title which will be placed in brackets. Must then add a 500 note stating that the title was supplied by the cataloger. 245 00 $a [Woman’s dress] $h [realia]. 500 $a Title supplied by cataloger. Often will not have a statement of responsibility unless the item was signed or a statement of responsibility appears on the chief source of information.

7 245 $h - General material designation [GMD] Can only use gmds that are listed in AACR2R, p. 1-10, list 2. The ones that are appropriate for realia are: –art original –art reproduction –diorama –game –microscope slide –model –realia –toy It is often difficult to distinguish between art originals and realia. According to AACR2R art originals include collages, drawings, paintings, sculptures, and other one-of a kind objects that qualify as art. It is sometimes hard to distinguish if crafts are art originals or realia. In this case cataloger’s judgment must be exercised. For everything that does not fit into the above list use $h [realia].

8 245 $h - General material designation [GMD] The term “realia” is used in AACR2 for real items as opposed to reproductions, models, or toys. The real items may be manufactured, such as items of clothing, furniture, or weapons, or they may be handmade, such as quilts, handicrafts, or pottery. Handmade items, if not commercially packaged and distributed, would have only a date in MARC field 260. This GMD is also used for naturally-occurring items (rocks, seashells, pressed flowers), whether packaged commercially or collected by an individual. Bibliographic records for naturally- occurring items that are not commercially packaged would not have a field 260, but would have notes about when and where they were collected, and by whom.

9 260 field A naturally occurring object will not have any information in this area because it is not published and there is no date of publication. “S.l.” and “s.n.” are not used. If, however, a naturally occurring object is commercially packaged and distributed, the package will have a publisher and/or a distributor. Manufactured objects: Many items cataloged using Chapter 10, have been manufactured rather than published. If this is the case the material will have a place of manufacture, the name of the manufacturer, and the date of manufacture. 260 $e (China : $f Chinese Toyland, $g 2001) Material may be manufactured by one company and distributed by a different company. If the distributor and the manufacturer are both known, include the distributor in the 260 $a and $b and put the information about the manufacturer in the 260 $e and $f. 260 $a Los Angeles, Calif. : $b Distributed by Mattel Toys, $c c1998 $e (China : $f Chinese Toyland, $g 1999)

10 260 Field Hand-made items: The name of the person who made the item would go in the statement of responsibility if known. If the person’s name is in the statement of responsibility, it is not repeated in the 260 $b. If the place where the item was made is given in the title proper or other title information, that place is not repeated as the place of manufacturer.

11 300 field Extent of item: Give how many of the item and what it is. Use the GMD terms if they are appropriate. Tell how many of the items you have. 300 $a 1 game 300 $a 3 microscope slides If none of the gmd terms are appropriate, give the specific name of the item as concisely as possible. 300 $a 3 quilts 300 $a 1 pair beaded moccasins Add to the designation the number of pieces if appropriate 300 $a 1 jigsaw puzzle (500 pieces) 300 $a 1 game (1 board, 50 cards, 5 role cards, 2 dice) Other physical details.

12 300 field When appropriate, give the material that the item is made of 300 $a 3 quilts : $b cotton 300 $a 1 pair beaded moccasins : $b leather When appropriate, give col. for multicolored objects, or name the color(s) of the object if it is one or two colors. 300 $a 1 bowl : $b porcelain, blue and white Dimensions: Give the dimensions of the item if easily obtained. Dimensions for a three dimensional object are given in height times width times depth. 300 $a 1 bowl : $b porcelain, blue and white ; $c 32 x 50 x 75 cm. 300 $a 3 quilts : $b cotton ; $c 150 x 210 cm.

13 300 field If the object is in a container, name the container and give its dimensions either after the dimensions of the object or as the only dimensions. 300 $a 1 model (10 pieces) : $b col. ; $c 16 x 32 x 3 cm. in case 17 x 34 x 6 cm. 300 $a 1 diorama (various pieces) : $b col. ; $ c in box 30 x 25 x 13 cm.

14 Notes Nature of the item: Give a note about the nature of the item if it is not apparent from the rest of the description. 500 $a Electronic game. Source of title proper: Use this note if the title is not taken from the chief source of information 500 $a Title supplied by cataloger.

15 Notes Physical description: Use this note for important information not give in the physical description area. 500 $a Includes 89 wooden beads, 95 plastic beads, 25 cardboard pattern sheets, and 8 strands of twine. Audience: Use this note to record the intended audience of the item. Use this note only if the information is stated on the item. 521 1 $a008-012. This would be for an item of interest to ages 8-12. Summary: Use for a brief objective summary of the content of the item. This note should be used in most cases unless the rest of the description gives a very clear picture of what the item is. 520 $a Model of automobile repair shop of the 1920-1930 time period.

16 Puppets What is a puppet? –marionette - manipulated with strings –hand puppet – hollow-bodied doll, manipulated with the entire hand –finger puppet – placed over a single finger Puppets are cataloged as realia. Follow AACR2R chapter 10. General material designation [gmd] –Use #h [toy]

17 Puppets: 300 field Extent of item: Notate the type of puppet, and how many –300 $a 5 finger puppets –300 $a 1 hand puppet Other physical details: Notate what the puppet is made of and give the color. –300 $a 1 hand puppet : $b fabric, col. –300 $a 1 finger puppet : $b plush, green Dimensions: give the size of the item –300 $a 1 hand puppet : $b fabric, col. ; $c 21 x 22 x 18 cm. –300 $a 1 finger puppet : $b plush, green ; $c 12 x 6 cm.

18 Kits What is a kit?: A package containing two or more categories of material, no one of which is identifiable as the predominant constituent of the item. (AACR2R) If an item has a predominant component it should not be cataloged as a kit. It should be cataloged in terms of that component and give details of the subsidiary component(s) as accompanying material following the physical description or in a note. Original cataloging: When creating an original record in OCLC use the workform for visual materials: wfmg. Change type from "g" to "o".

19 Kits AACR2R 1.10 - Items made up of several types of materials This is the only rule that addresses cataloging rules for kits, but it does not use the word kit in the title. Chief source of information: The whole item. Cataloging information may be taken from anywhere on the items or container. There is often a container that will have useful information. Title and statement of responsibility (245) Often the kit will have a title on the container. If there is not a collective title for the entire kit, supply one and add a note: Title supplied by cataloger. 245 00 $a [Learning to cook for children] $h [kit]. 500 $a Title supplied by cataloger.

20 Kits General material designation [gmd] ($h) gmd for kits is $h [kit] $h always follows $a, $n or $p. (Will not usually have $n or $p for kits) 245; 04;a The immigrant experience $h [kit] : $b a Minnesota history resource unit. Publication, distribution, etc. (260) Usually transcribe publisher information from the container if possible. If information is not on a container, can take from individual pieces. If form of publisher's name varies on the individual pieces, pick one form and identify in a note where the publication

21 Kits Physical description (300) AACR2R 1.10C2 gives three methods for the physical description. Use whichever method is most appropriate for the item. a) List all of the items in the kit in a single 300. 300 $a 400 lesson cards, 40 answer key booklets, 1 student record, 1 teacher's handbook, 1 placement test ; $c in container 18 x 25 x 19 cm. 300 $a 4 posters, 1 chart, 2 news sheets, 1 teacher's guide ; $c in container 37 x 23 x 2 cm.

22 Kits b) Give a separate physical description for each part or group of parts belonging to each distinct class of material (do this if a further physical description of each item is desired). Give each physical description in a separate 300 fieldpartitem Hot deserts [GMD] / Ruth Way. – London ; Toronto : Visual Publications, [1975?] 1 filmstrip (39 fr.) : col. ; 35 mm. 1 sound cassette (ca. 18 min.) : analog, mono. 4 study prints : col. ; 29 × 88 cm., folded to 29 × 44 cm. 1 v. (15 p.) ; 22 cm. 1 folded sheet (4 p.) ; 22 cm. All in container 33 × 47 × 5 cm.

23 Kits c) If not practical to list all the pieces can use a general term. 300 $a various pieces ; $c in box 34 x 34 x 34 cm. 300 $a 28 various pieces ; $c in box 34 x 34 x 34 cm. 300 $a 1 kit ; $c in box 36 x 30 x 30 cm. If this method is used a 500 note should be included if practical to list the components of the kit. Will not usually use a $b in 300 line, unless all the pieces are made of the same material. 300 $a 76 various pieces : $b plastic ; $c in container 17 x 32 x 4 cm. When giving the measurements of the container it is height times width times depth.

24 Kits Notes: Kits often have many notes. If individual pieces have separate titles considered important those should be included in a note and an added entry made for the titles. Might want to use notes to further explain the contents of the kit, or to give more information about some of the contents. 500 $a Teacher's guide includes bibliography, exercises, worksheets, glossary, time line. Summary notes (520) are helpful to further define the use of the kit. 520 $a Designed to present intermediate and secondary students with an historical account of the migration and immigration of people to Minnesota, with particular emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. ·

25 Closing Thoughts "...there will still be many situations where personal judgments must be made. This is overstating the obvious, but I also feel that many people are reticent to make these calls for fear that they will make a mistake and "the cataloging police" will come down on them. We need to overcome such feelings of inadequacy and get on with the job at hand.“ --Robert B. Freeborn “Cataloging of the Weird”

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