2.A. Preliminary rule

Developed from ISBD (NBM) Area 2, Punctuation patternPrecede this area by a full stop, space, dash, space (. - ).

Precede a parallel edition statement by a space, equals sign, space ( = ).

Precede the first statement of responsibility relating to an edition statement by a space, diagonal slash, space ( / ).

Precede each subsequent statement of responsibility by a space, semicolon, space ( ; ).

Precede a statement relating to an additional edition statement by a comma, space (, ).

2.A.2. Sources of information
Expanded from AACR2 1.0A1, 1.0A2, 1.1A2

Take information recorded in this area from:

the item itself (including any permanently affixed labels, or title frames);

  • accompanying textual material (e.g. cassette insert, CD slick, inlay or booklet, recording/project accompanying documentation such as correspondence, donor agreements, recordist's worksheets, script, transcript, cue sheet);
  • a container that is an original part of the item (e.g. sound cartridge, videocassette, sleeve, container for video); or from
  • a secondary source such as reference or research works, a publisher's or distributor's brochure, broadcast programme schedule, abstract, index or other available finding aid, container which is not an original part of the item (e.g. a film can used to store a reel of film , tape box for storing audio tape), or the audiovisual content of the item itself.

If the information is taken from a secondary source, cite the source in a note, if appropriate (see 7.B.3).

Based on FIAF 0.3.8, 0.4 Enclose information in square brackets only when it is not available from any of the above sources of information, and where it is supplied by the archive or cataloguing agency on the basis that the information is known, or is at least probable. Where this information is uncertain, give a question mark after it.