RMC – Expresing a Series

As you saw my template and example for series Work in the last post, lets move onto a series Expression:

Here’s my template for an Expression of a series (pre-filled elements in bold), followed by an example of the same Batman series as last time:

  • Status of identification: fully established
  • Source consulted:
  • Cataloguer’s Note:
  • Content type: Text
  • Content type: Still image
  • Date of expression:
  • Language of expression: English
  • Other distinguishing characteristic of the expression:
  • Identifier for the expression:
  • Authorized access point:
  • Variant access point:
  • Summarization of the content:
  • Language of the content: English
  • Illustrative content: illustrations
  • Colour content: color
  • Work expressed:
  • Manifestation of expression:

 

Status of identification — I plan to fill all these out enough to make them sufficient for use, it’s optimism!

Content type — All my comics’ content is both text and images, that’s kinda their jam.

Language of expression/content — All of my comics are in English, makes sense to put it in the template.

Illustrative content/Colour content — See above, they gots ’em


Here’s the fully fleshed out version of of the Batman series Expression record.

  • Status of identification: fully established
  • Source consulted: Batman, 1940-2011
  • Content type: Text
  • Content type: Still image
  • Date of expression: 1940-2011
  • Language of expression: English
  • Authorized access point: Batman (Series : 1940-2011). Text. Still image
  • Summarization of the content: Batman is an American comic book series featuring the DC Comics hero of the same name.
  • Language of the content: English
  • Illustrative content: illustrations
  • Colour content: color
  • Work expressed: Batman (Series : 1940-2011)
  • Manifestation of expression: Batman. Detective Comics. [1940-2011]. Volume

 

A few things I want to point out/discuss:

Authorized Access Point: All my AAPs for Expressions have both content types. This is because I want to highlight how intrinsically linked the content is for this Expression. DC Comics could easily release the Batman series “told in story form” and certainly novelizations of individual issues or arcs exist. Similarly an artist showcase book may highlight just the artwork without the words on the page. Those two examples: one purely textual, the other purely still images would both be Expressions of the same work. This Expression however is text and still images, I want to make that really clear in the AAP.

Colour content: Yes, the instructions at 7.17 all use the spelling ‘colour’ but the LC practice for the alternative at 7.17.1.3 has us record with the spelling ‘color’ and frankly, that’s how I was taught. So much for international, Ganin!

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