Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Re: same edition?

Posting to Autocat

On 26/07/2011 17:52, J. McRee Elrod wrote:
John Marr said:

.. and the publisher Ingram is not the same as the publisher Berg ...
We would consider Ingram a manufacturer, not a publisher. They reproduced the larger part of an edition published by Berg. Thus we would code Berg as 260$b, and Ingram as 260$f. Both AACR2 and MARC21 have elegant solutions to such situations, if we would but take advantage of them.

James' convoluted choice can be avoided. Both/and is possible.
Saved by the 260$f!

Yes, that's true, but when the *only* difference from one item to another is the number of pages, everyone is faced with the convoluted choices. Plus, when considering paging in an international, multi-metadata-community environment, it is even more convoluted. Here is another attempt at self-promotion (I am completely shameless in these things): my chapter in "Conversations with catalogers in the 21st century" edited by Elaine Sanchez (yay!), deals with this, and it is available *for free* in the E-LIS open archive at

The scans are readable, but I had never used the scanner, so everybody who downloads the article, gets to see my fingers at the bottom!

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