3.24 — Designation of named revision of edition

Contents:

3.24.1 Element information

3.24.1.1 Link to RDA Toolkit

3.24.1.2 Sources of information

3.24.2 RDA definition and scope

3.24.2.1 A word, character, or group of words or characters, that identifies a particular revision of a named edition.

3.24.21 DCRMR elaboration of scope

3.24.21.1 Designations of named revisions of an edition include words that indicate a designated edition has been updated, but not enough for the publisher to designate it an entirely new edition.

3.24.3 General rule**

3.24.3.1 If the manifestation is a named revision of an edition, transcribe the statement relating to revision as it appears, as instructed in Transcription.

Example:
Designation of edition: Third edition
Designation of named revision of edition: corrected and improved

Example:
Designation of edition: The first American edition
Designation of named revision of edition: carefully revised and corrected from the fourth British edition

3.24.31.2 When transposing, always make a Note on edition statement to indicate the original position on the source of information (see 3.26.31.2).

3.24.32 Statements relating to a substantially unchanged impression or state

3.24.32.1 Do not transcribe a statement relating to a reissue of an edition if it represents a substantially unchanged impression of that edition. Omit the impression statement without using the mark of omission. A Note on item may be made about such statements if considered important (see 9.4.31.1).

3.24.32.2 Alternative rule. If a decision has been made to create a separate description for an individual impression, state, or binding variant within a single edition or issue (see Precataloging decisions, I.01.9.1), and the manifestation has a Designation of edition, then transcribe statements related to a substantially unchanged impression of that edition as a designation of a named revision of an edition. If the manifestation lacks a Designation of edition, then transcribe such statements as a Designation of edition (see 3.22.33.2). Always indicate the source of the statement, if other than the preferred source of information, in a Note on edition statement (see 3.26.31.1).

Example:
Designation of edition: First edition
Designation of named revision of edition: fourth printing
Note on edition statement: The words “fourth printing” taken from the title page verso

Example:
Designation of edition: First edition
Designation of named revision of edition: 1st-50th
Note on edition statement: The words “1st-50th” taken from title page verso

Example:
Designation of edition: [Third edition]
Designation of named revision of edition: fifth thousand
Note on edition statement: Contains “Preface of the third edition”

Example:
Designation of edition: First Ace edition
Designation of named revision of edition: third printing
Note on edition statement: “Third printing / December 1983” from title page verso

3.24.32.3 Alternative rule. If identification of the substantially unchanged impression is based on a publisher’s code or number line, supply an appropriate statement in square brackets, as needed. Always indicate the basis for the statement in a Note on edition statement (see 3.26.31.1).

Example:
Designation of edition: Second edition
Designation of named revision of edition: [4th printing]
Note on edition statement: Number line: “4 5 6 7 8 9 10” on title page verso indicates 4th printing

3.24.33 Designations of named revision of edition in more than one language or script

3.24.33.1 If a Designation of named revision of edition appears on the source of information in more than one language or script, transcribe the statement that is in the language or script of the Title proper. If this criterion does not apply, transcribe the statement that appears first in the resource. Transcribe the remaining statement(s) as Parallel designation of named revision of edition (see 3.245.3.1). When transposing, always make a Note on edition statement to indicate the original position on the source of information (see 3.26.31.1).


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