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Cataloging Graphic Materials

DRAFT 6/9/97

Publication, Distribution, ETC. (MARC field 260)

2A. Preliminary rules [8.4A]

Use the publication, distribution, etc. area to record information about the place, name and date of publication and/or distribution as well as printing and manufacturing activities considered important for graphic materials that have been commercially produced. For unpublished material and collections, this area consists only of the date element (260 subfield c).

For graphic materials, a publisher may be found with prints, published photographs (i.e. postcard series, stereographs, etc.), and sometimes posters. For drawings, designs, and paintings, this area would usually consist only of the date element.

2B. General rules [8.4B]

2B1.When no publisher is named but a printer is, assume that the printer is equivalent to the publisher.

2C. Place of publication, distribution, etc. (260 subfield a) [8.4C]

Record the place of publication, distribution, etc. of a published graphic item in the form in which it appears in the source. Add the name of the country, state, province, etc., if it is considered necessary for identification. When no place or probable place can be supplied, give the abbreviation "s.l." in brackets.

2D. Name of publisher, distributor, etc. (260 subfield b) [8.4D]

Transcribe the name of the publisher in the full form in which it appears in the source. If publisher is unknown, supply abbreviation "s.n." in brackets.

2F. Date of publication, distribution, etc. (260 subfield c) [8.4F]

Give the date or span dates of commercial publication, etc. as a year or years. Optionally, include the month and day as found on the material. Add the date of copyright following the publication date if they differ. When no date is known, supply a probable date in brackets (for guidelines for recording probable and uncertain dates, see Appendix).

Examples:245 04 |a The celebrated pas des Déesses in the Ballet le jugement de Paris / |c color lithograph by J. Bouvier from his own drawing.
 260 -- |a London : |b T. McLean,|c1846.
  
 100 10 |a Schneider, Ernst.
 245 00 |a Anna Pavlova at home :|b postcard photographs /|c photographed by Ernst Schneider [et al.]
 260 -- |a Berlin : |b Ross Verlag, |c [ca. 1910]
 

[Need example for month and day, also example with copyright and publication dates that differ]

2H. Date of execution of unpublished material.

2H1. Give the date or span of dates of execution as a year or years. Optionally include month and day as found on the material.

Example:245 00 |a International Ballet costume and set designs and photographs []
 260 -- |c 1939-1953.

2H4. When no date is known, supply a probable date enclosed in brackets (for guidelines for recording probable and uncertain dates, see Appendix).

Example: 245 00 |a Collection of Viennese costume designs formerly in the possession of Max Reinhardt []
 260 00 |c [ca. 1890-ca. 1935]

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