6.32 — Type of binding

Contents:

6.32.1 Element information

6.32.1.1 Link to RDA Toolkit

6.32.1.2 Sources of information

6.32.2 RDA definition and scope

6.32.2.1 A method used to bind a published or unpublished manifestation.

6.32.3 General rule

6.32.3.1 Describe details of a publisher-issued binding if considered important.

Example:
In publisher’s pictorial cloth binding with gold-stamped title and portrait of the author with lion cubs on front

Example:
Toy book cut in the shape of a standing Robinson Crusoe

Example:
Collages of marbled paper squares and rectangles mounted on cream-colored Italian handmade paper (watermarked Umbria, Italy, C.M.F.)

Example:
Bound in yellow cloth with bamboo design in gold, red and green

Example:
On heavy board pages cut in the shape of the shop

Example:
In yellow wrappers; with illustrations on inside of front and back wrapper, and publisher’s advertisement on outside of back wrapper

6.32.3.2 Optionally, record specific types of bindings using one or more terms from the RDA Value Vocabularies: RDA Type of Binding, the RBMS Controlled Vocabularies: Binding Terms, or other controlled vocabularies. Indicate the source of the term.

6.32.3.3 Details of a binding recorded here usually apply to all exemplars of a manifestation. Summaries of binding details that apply to particular groups of exemplars within an edition or issue may also be recorded.

Example:
Two issues include: (a) Green cloth cover, 23 cm, with small mounted portrait; the text and illustrations in reddish orange; the decorations, including endleaves, in pale yellow; (b) Green cloth cover, 25 cm, with large mounted illustration; the text in black, with decorations in light orange, without decorated endleaves

Example:
At least two variants exist: one bound in red cloth with white lettering and the other in gold cloth with orange lettering

6.32.3.4 Record details pertaining to the binding of individual items as Modification of item if considered important (see 9.41.35.1).

6.32.3.5 Record descriptions of containers issued with the manifestation if considered important.

6.32.3.6 Record descriptions of dust jackets issued with the manifestation if considered important. For instructions on dust jackets as sources of information, see Integrity of the copy, I.01.8.2.


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