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Name of Publisher in RDA & AACR2 & MARC 21 Examples

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Publisher's Name in Resource Description and Access (RDA) & Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR2) with MARC 21 Examples

Table of Contents:
  • Core Element
  • How is Publisher's Name is defined
  • Where are Rules for Publisher's Name in RDA
  • What are the Sources of Information for Publisher's Name in RDA
  • How is Publisher's Name Transcribed / Recorded in Resource Description and Access (RDA)
  • More than One Publisher in Resource Description and Access (RDA)
  • Publisher's Name in More Than One Language or Script
  • No Publisher Identified in Resource Description and Access (RDA)
  • MARC 21 Field 264
  • RDA Examples of Recording Publisher's Name in MARC 21 Field 264

CORE ELEMENT: Publisher's Name is a Core Element; if more than one publisher’s name appears on the source of information, only the first recorded is required.

How is Publisher's Name is definedAccording to the Glossary of Library and Information Science of Librarianship Studies and Information Technology blog, the name of publisher is the name of a person, family, or corporate body responsible for publishing, releasing, or issuing a document or resource. For early printed resources, printers and booksellers are treated as publishers. There are the special set of rules for transcription and recording of the name of the publisher in library cataloging standards, e.g., RDA rules for publisher's name is given in chapter 2 of Resource Description and Access (RDA). In Anglo-American Cataloging Rules 2nd edition (AACR2), rules for the date of publication, distribution etc. for books are given in chapter 2 (2.4D).

Where are Rules for Publisher's Name in RDALook at instruction 2.8.4 in RDA Toolkit.

What are the Sources of Information for Publisher's Name in RDA: Take places of publication from the following sources (in order of preference):

a) the same source as the title proper

b) another source within the resource itself

c) one of the other sources of information specified under 2.2.4

How is Publisher's Name Transcribed / Recorded in Resource Description and Access (RDA)Record the publisher's name applying the basic instructions on recording publication statements given under 2.8.1 -- “in the form in which they appear on the source of information.” LC-PCC PS 2.8.4.3 states, “Generally do not omit levels in corporate hierarchy.”
Record words or phrases indicating the function (other than solely publishing) performed by a person, family, or corporate body as they appear on the source of information.

More than One Publisher in Resource Description and Access (RDA): If more than one entity is named as a publisher of the resource, record the entities in the order indicated by the sequence, layout, or typography of the names on the source of information.

Publisher's Name in More Than One Language or Script: If the name of a publisher appears on the source of information in more than one language or script, record the form that is in the language or script of the title proper. If this criterion does not apply, record the name in the language or script that appears first.

No Publisher Identified in Resource Description and Access (RDA)For a resource in a published form, if no publisher is named within the resource, and cannot be identified from other sources, record [publisher not identified].  Do not record [s.n.] as was done in AARC2 cataloging.

MARC 21 Field 264264 - Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice (R)

First Indicator
Sequence of statements
# - Not applicable/No information provided/Earliest
2 - Intervening
3 - Current/Latest

Second Indicator
Function of entity
0 - Production
1 - Publication
2 - Distribution
3 - Manufacture
4 - Copyright notice date

Subfield Codes
$a - Place of production, publication, distribution, manufacture (R)
$b - Name of producer, publisher, distributor, manufacturer (R)
$c - Date of production, publication, distribution, manufacture, or copyright notice (R)
$3 - Materials specified (NR)
$6 - Linkage (NR)
$8 - Field link and sequence number (R)

Subfield Code
$b - Name of producer, publisher, distributor, manufacturer (R)

264 #1 $a Boston : $b [publisher not identified], $c 2010. [On source: Published in Boston, 2010]

264 #3 $a Cambridge : $b Kinsey Printing Company [On source: Cambridge -- Kinsey Printing Company; No distribution information]

RDA Examples of Recording Publisher's Name in MARC 21 Field 264:

       264 #1 $a New York :$b J.J. Wilson Publishing Company
not: 264 #1 $a New York :$b Wilson Pub. Co.

source: Humanities Association, Literature Division, Renaissance Literature Section
record : 264 #1 $a Chicago : $b Humanities Association, Literature Division, Renaissance Literature Section 
(Do not rearrange a hierarchy to put the larger body first. Transcribe in the order given.)

source: Toronto -- Pilkington Pub. Co.
             Houston -- Davidson Publishers
record: 264 #1 $a Toronto : $b Pilkington Pub. Co.
(Transcribe abbreviations that are used on the source. Do not abbreviate words appearing in full.)

Following examples are from OCLC:

264 #1 ‡a [Place of publication not identified] : ‡b ABC Publishers, ‡c 2009.
264 #2 ‡a Seattle : ‡b Iverson Company
[On source: ABC Publishers, 2009; distributed by Iverson Company, Seattle]

264 #1 ‡a New York, New York : ‡b Dell Publishing Co., Inc., ‡c [1972]

264 #1 ‡a New York, N.Y. : ‡b New York Labor News Company, ‡c [1961]

264 #1 ‡a [Chicago?] : ‡b Chicago and North Western Line, ‡c [1940?]

264 #1 ‡a New York : ‡b Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, ‡c [2014]

264 #1 ‡a Munchen, Germany : ‡b C.H. Beck ; ‡a Oxford, United Kingdom : ‡b Hart ; ‡a Baden-Baden, Germany : ‡b Nomos ; ‡a Basel, Switzerland : ‡b Helbing Lichtenhahn, ‡c 2014.

Case: One or more agencies are sponsoring bodies rather than publishers:

Source: Published by Library Management Ltd. New Delhi For The Institute of Information Science Chicago University And The University College, London
264 #1 New Delhi : ‡b Published by Library Management Ltd. for the  Institute of Information Science, Chicago University, and the University College, London

Source: Published for the University College, London, England by University of Cambridge University Press    Cambridge Oxford
264 #1 Cambridge : ‡b Published for the University College, London, England, by Cambridge University Press

Source: Indian Publishers, New Delhi for Indian Institute of Dalit Studies, New Delhi
264 #1 New Delhi : ‡b Indian Publishers for Indian Institute of Dalit Studies

Source: Published by Facet Publications on behalf of American Library Association
264 #1 New York, N.Y. : ‡b Facet Publications on behalf of American Library Association

264 #2 ‡a [Place of distribution not identified] : ‡b Distributed by Hal Leonard

264 #3 ‡a Hong Kong : ‡b [manufacturer not identified], ‡c [1995]


Source : Based on information from Library of CongressRDA Blog, OCLC and RDA Toolkit

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