In cataloging a treaty or other formal agreement between four or more governments, the rule provides for added entries (in the form jurisdiction/uniform title) under the signatory governments whenever the signatory is:

1. the home government (i.e., the government of the cataloging agency), or

2. another government publishing the text of the treaty, etc., or

3. the government named first in the chief source, although it is neither the home government or another publishing government of the text.

Because this method provides for the needed access points only when the main entry heading is for the treaty, etc., but not when such a treaty, etc., is given as an added or subject entry, the Library of Congress uniformly makes jurisdiction/uniform title references on authority records (for form see 25.16B1) instead of the added entries called for by the rule. (See also LCRI 26.4B.)

If a treaty, etc., is the product of an international conference, named or unnamed, the Library of Congress uniformly makes a see also reference leading from the conference/international intergovernmental body to the heading for the treaty, etc., instead of the added entry called for by the rule. (See also LCRI 26.4C.)

See also:

21.35A. International treaties, etc.