10.2 — Identifier for manifestation

Contents:

10.2.1 Element information

10.2.1.1 Link to RDA Toolkit

10.2.1.2 Sources of information

10.2.2 RDA definition and scope

10.2.2.1 A nomen that is an appellation of manifestation that consists of a code, number, or other string, usually independent of natural language and social naming conventions, used to identify a manifestation.

10.2.2.2 An identifier for the manifestation includes registered identifiers from internationally recognized schemes, other identifiers assigned by publishers and others following internally devised schemes, identifiers known as fingerprints constructed by combining groups of characters from specified pages of early printed resources, publisher’s numbers for notated music, and plate numbers for notated music.

10.2.31 Standard number

10.2.31.1 Give the International Standard Book Number (ISBN). Give such numbers with the agreed abbreviation and with the standard spacing or hyphenation.

10.2.31.2 Optionally, give more than one number, followed by a brief qualification as necessary. Give a number for a complete set before the number(s) for the part(s). Give numbers for parts in the order of the parts. Give a number for accompanying material last.

Example:
ISBN 0-379-00550-6 (set)
ISBN 0-379-00551-4 (v. 1)

10.2.32 Qualification

10.2.32.1 Optionally, add qualifications (including the type of binding) to the ISBN. Additionally, if volumes in a set have different ISBNs, follow each ISBN with the designation of the volume to which it applies.


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