2.0. Definitions

Developed from ISBD (NBM) 0.2 Edition: All the copies of an item produced from substantially the same master copy and published or issued by a particular publishing agency or group of agencies. Provided that these conditions are fulfilled, a change in identity of the distributor of the item does not constitute a change of edition.

For sound recordings, all the copies of an item produced from the same fixing of the sound from the same takes. Note, however, that some reissues are different publications (see 2.B.1).

Edition statement: An edition statement is a word or phrase, or a group of characters indicating that an item belongs to a particular edition, issue, release, transmission, version or variation. The edition statement may include statements of responsibility and parallel and additional edition statements.