Published on January 17, 2008
AACR2 21.1B2: AACR2 21.1B2 General rule Enter a work emanating from one or more corporate bodies under the heading for the appropriate body (see 21.4B, 21.5B) if it falls into one or more of the following categories: a) those of administrative nature dealing with the corporate body itself or its internal policies, procedures, finances and/or operations or its officers, staff, and/or membership (e.g., directories) or its resources (e.g., catalogues, inventories) AACR2 21.1B2 (cont’d): AACR2 21.1B2 (cont’d) b) some legal, governmental or religious works of the following types: laws (see 21.31) decrees of the chief executive that have the force of law (see 21.31) administrative regulations (see 21.32) court rules (see 21.34) treaties, etc. (see 21.35) court decisions (see 21.36) legislative hearings religious laws (e.g., canon law) liturgical works (see 21.39) AACR2 21.1B2 (cont’d): AACR2 21.1B2 (cont’d) c) those that record the collective thought of the body (e.g., reports of commissions, committee, etc.; official statements of position on external policies) d) those that report the collective activity of a conference (e.g., proceedings, collected papers), of an expedition (e.g., results of exploration, investigation), or of an event (e.g., an exhibition,fair, festival) falling within the definition of a corporate body (see 21.1B1), provided that the conference, expedition, or event is prominently named (see 0.8) in the item being catalogued AACR2 21.1B2 (cont’d): AACR2 21.1B2 (cont’d) e) those that result from the collective activity of a performing group as a whole where the responsibility of the group goes beyond that of mere performance, execution, etc. Publications resulting from such activity include sound recordings, films, videorecordings, and written records of performances. (For corporate bodies that function solely as performers on sound recordings, see 21.23) f) cartographic materials emanating from a corporate body other than a body that is merely responsible for their publication or distribution. AACR2 21.1B2 (cont’d): AACR2 21.1B2 (cont’d) In case of doubt whether a work falls into one or more of these categories, treat it as if it does not. In some cases of shared responsibility (see 21.6) and mixed responsibility (see 21.8-21.27), enter such a work under the heading for the corporate body named first. Make added entries as instructed in 21.29-21.30.