9.44 — Note on dimensions of item

Contents:

9.44.1 Element information

9.44.1.1 Link to RDA Toolkit

9.44.1.2 Sources of information

9.44.2 RDA definition and scope

9.44.2.1 A note on item that provides information on the dimensions of an item.

9.44.3 General rule

9.44.3.1 For general rules on constructing item-specific notes see Note on item (9.4.3.1).

9.44.3.2 Make a note on dimensions of item if the dimensions of an exemplar differ from the dimensions of the manifestation as issued and the difference is considered important (see Dimensions, 6.24.3.3).

Example:
Library copy leaf size: 209 x 143 mm

Example:
Library of Congress copy folded to 19 x 13 cm. Top edge trimmed to 19 cm with some loss of text

Example:
Library copy: Sheet trimmed to within thread margin of plate mark on two sides

9.44.3.3 Record the folded dimensions of a sheet not folded as issued in a note on dimensions of item if considered important (see Dimensions, 6.24.35.3).

Example:
Folded by later owner to 24 x 19 cm

9.44.3.4 Record the dimensions of a container not issued with the resource in a note on dimensions of item if considered important (see Dimensions, 6.24.37.2).


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