Title access plays an important role in enabling users to identify and locate special collections materials.  While some title access will be handled by controlled forms, this appendix lists specific situations, commonly encountered by rare materials catalogers, in which the provision of uncontrolled title access points is likely to be useful.

This appendix is not intended as an exhaustive list of all instances in which uncontrolled title access points may be made.  Use judgment in determining which forms of access will be most useful for the item in hand.  In general, do not include access points that duplicate normalized forms of existing title access points (e.g., the title proper, a uniform title, etc.).  Take the indexing capabilities of the institution's local system into consideration when determining whether the additional access points are needed.

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Appendix F:  Title Access Points