Saturday, August 3, 2013

Edition Statement : LC-PCC Best Practices Guidelines

Myth:
“You should never record an abbreviation or ordinal number in an edition statement.”

Reality:

This is not a correct understanding of the instruction.  The cataloger should never abbreviate the edition statement or change to an ordinal number.  But you must record these if they are present in the resource (e.g., if it appears as “1st ed.”, that is what you record -- exactly what you see).

[Source : Library of Congress]