5.01.1 Sources of information
5.01.1.1 The sources of information for the production, publication, distribution, and manufacture elements are the title page, colophon, other preliminaries, and dust jacket (see Integrity of the copy), in that order of preference. Consider the wording, layout, and typography of the manifestation itself when determining the most appropriate place to transcribe information relating to production, publication, distribution, and manufacture. If the information for an element is not present in these sources, any source may be used to supply needed information (see Transcription). If statements belonging to different elements are found in separate sources, combine them to make a complete statement. However, do not combine statements belonging to a single element when they appear in different sources within the manifestation.
5.01.1.2 If any part of the production, publication, distribution, or manufacture elements is taken from a source other than the preferred source of information, make a note to indicate the source (see Note on publication statement, 22.214.171.124; Note on distribution statement, 5.285.31.1; and Note on manufacture statement, 126.96.36.199).
5.01.1.3 Make a note about information not transcribed in the statement if considered important (see Note on publication statement, 188.8.131.52; Note on distribution statement, 5.285.31.2; Note on manufacture statement, 184.108.40.206).
5.01.1.4 Make a note on publication, distribution, manufacture, or copyright details that are not included in other elements if they are considered important (see Note on publication statement, 220.127.116.11; Note on distribution statement, 5.285.37.1; Note on manufacture statement, 18.104.22.168; Note on copyright date, 22.214.171.124).
5.01.2 Element order
Note: only the elements related to publication are explicated below. The same order applies to elements related to distribution and manufacture.
5.01.2.1 General element order, punctuated and capitalized according to ISBD:
Place of publication : Name of publisher, date of publication
Place of publication ; place of publication : Name of publisher : Name of publisher, date of publication
5.01.2.2 Transcribe a parallel place of publication following the place of publication. Transcribe a parallel name of publisher following the name of publisher.
Place of publication = Parallel place of publication : Name of publisher = Parallel name of publisher, date of publication
5.01.3 Form and order of information
5.01.3.1 Transcribe production, publication, distribution, or manufacture elements as they appear on the preferred source of information, unless instructed otherwise by specific instructions, as instructed in Transcription.
5.01.3.2 If statements belonging to different elements appear out of order, or as part of another element, and they are grammatically separable, transpose them as needed. Always make a note indicating the original position of the transposed elements (see Note on publication statement, 126.96.36.199; Note on distribution statement, 5.285.31.3; Note on manufacture statement, 188.8.131.52).
Distribution statement: London : Sold also by Vernor and Hood, Crosby and Letterman
Note on distribution statement: Place of distribution, “London,” is printed below distributor’s name on title page
5.01.3.3 If the elements are not grammatically separable, or their transposition would result in an ambiguous or otherwise confusing construction, transcribe them in the order found and supply missing elements in square brackets as needed (see Transcription).
Publication statement: London : printed and published by C. Lowndes, No. 66, Drury-Lane; and sold by H.D. Symonds, Paternoster Row, 1800
(Comment: The distribution statement is not grammatically separable and therefore it has been transcribed as part of the publication statement. Example formatted with ISBD punctuation for clarity)
Distribution statement: [Bristol] : sold by Lasbury, Bristol
(Comment: Example formatted with ISBD punctuation for clarity)