5.36 — Note on copyright date

Contents:

5.36.1 Element information

5.36.1.1 Link to RDA Toolkit

5.36.1.2 Sources of information

5.36.2 RDA definition and scope

5.36.2.1 A note on manifestation that provides information on a copyright date.

5.36.3 General rule

5.36.3.1 If a Copyright date is conjectural or supplied, always give the basis for the supplied date of copyright or deposit. Include in the note on copyright date as much information as is deemed important to the cataloging agency (see 5.35.31.2).

5.36.3.2 If a Date of publication does not appear on the manifestation, and the date of copyright or deposit does not represent the probable date of publication, provide an explanation for the supplied date in a note on copyright date (see Copyright date, 5.35.31.3).

5.36.3.3 Make a note on copyright details that are not included in other elements if they are considered important (see 5.01.1.4).

Example:
“Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1853, by O.K. Kingsbury”–Title page verso


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