Saturday, November 23, 2013

Distributor's Name - Questions and Answers

RESOURCE DESCRIPTION & ACCESS RDA

Question: I have a book on which distributor statement is given as "Distributed by National Book Trust". Now the MARC 264 field with second indicator 2 stands for Distribution statement. So how should we transcribe distributor statement.
i) National Book Trust
or
ii) Distributed by National Book Trust

Answer: Distributed by National Book Trust

According to RDA Rule 2.9.4.4 for "Statement of Function" you have to Record words or phrases indicating the function performed by a person, family, or corporate body as they appear on the source of information.