5.285 — Note on distribution statement

Contents:

5.285.1 Element information

5.285.1.1 Link to RDA Toolkit

5.285.1.2 Sources of information

5.285.2 RDA definition and scope

5.285.2.1 A note on manifestation that provides information on the distribution of a manifestation.

5.285.31 Note on distribution statement

5.285.31.1 Make a note on distribution statement if any part of the Distribution statement is taken from a source other than the preferred source of information (see 5.01.1.2).

5.285.31.2 Make a note on distribution statement if information is not transcribed in the Distribution statement and is considered important (see 5.01.1.3).

5.285.31.3 Always make a note on distribution statement if elements in the Distribution statements are transposed, indicating the original position of the transposed elements (see 5.01.3.2).

Example:
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

5.285.31.4 Always make a note on distribution statement if any of the original details relating to the Distribution statement are covered by a label, stamp, overprint, or other means showing later information and the original details are visible or otherwise available (see 5.25.31.1).

5.285.32 Note on place of distribution

5.285.32.1 Always make a note on distribution statement if the manifestation is issued in more than one physical part, and the Place of distribution changes in the course of publication by giving the Place of distribution of the later part(s) (see 5.26.34.1).

Example:
Place of distribution: Stuttgart ; Tübingen
Note on distribution statement: Place of distribution in v. 33-40: Stuttgart ; Augsburg

5.285.32.2 Always make a note on distribution statement giving the basis for the correction if the Place of distribution appearing on the manifestation is known to be fictitious or incorrect (see 5.26.36.1).

Example:
Place of distribution: Londres [that is, Paris]
Note on distribution statement: Actual place of publication from: Weller, E.O. Falsche Druckorte

5.285.32.3 When following the option in 5.26.36.2, give the basis for the correction or clarification in a note on distribution statement (see Place of distribution, 5.26.36.2).

5.285.32.4 Make a note on distribution statement when supplying a Place of distribution and justification for the supplied place is necessary (see 5.26.37.1).

Example:
Place of distribution: [Cambridge, Mass.]
Note on distribution statement: Samuel Green was located in Cambridge, Mass., from 1660 to 1672

5.285.32.5 Make a note on distribution statement when supplying the Place of distribution based on a sign or address if considered necessary (see 5.26.38.1).

Example:
[London]
(Comment: Imprint reads: “sold in St. Paul’s Church Yard”)

5.285.32.6 Always make a note on distribution statement if the reason for supplying the Place of distribution is not apparent from the rest of the description and indicate the source of the information (see 5.26.385.3).

Example:
Place of distribution: [Madrid]
Name of distributor: Se hallarà en la lonja de papel de Andrès de Sotos, mas abaxo de la Porterìa de San Martin
Note on distribution: La Porterìa de San Martin is in Madrid

5.285.32.7 Always make a note on distribution statement if the Place of distribution appears in more than one language or script and the elements were transposed from their original position (see 5.26.39.1).

5.285.33 Note on parallel place of distribution

5.285.33.1 Make a note on distribution statement of a parallel place of distribution found elsewhere in the resource from the place of distribution if considered important (see Parallel place of distribution, 5.265.31.4 and Place of distribution, 5.26.39.1).

5.285.34 Note on name of distributor

5.285.34.1 If only the address, sign, or initials of the distributor appear in lieu of the name and the distributor’s name can be identified, always give this information in a note on distribution statement if it has not been supplied in Name of distributor (see 5.27.32.1).

5.285.34.2 As necessary, make a note on distribution statement about the basis for the identification, the source of the information used, the presence of the device, etc. when the identification of the Name of distributor is based on a device (see 5.27.32.2).

5.285.34.3 Always make a note on distribution statement if the Name of distributor is known to be fictitious or incorrect and the actual details are known, or can be reasonably surmised, by supplying the correction and its basis (see 5.27.33.1).

5.285.34.4 When following the option at 5.27.33.2 make a note giving the basis for the correction or clarification (see 5.27.33.2).

5.285.34.5 If the manifestation is issued in more than one physical part and the name or form of Name of distributor changes in the course of publication, always transcribe the distribution information on the first or earliest part as the Distribution statement and give the distribution information of the later part(s) in a note on distribution statement (see Name of distributor, 5.27.35.1).

5.285.34.6 Always make a note on distribution statement if no name, address, or device of a distributor appears on the manifestation or if the responsibility of a distributor for a particular manifestation is conjectured. In any case of a supplied distributor, give supporting evidence in a note on distribution statement (see Name of distributor, 5.27.36.1).

5.285.34.7 Always make a note on distribution statement if the Name of the distributor appears in more than one language or script and the elements were transposed from their original position (see Name of distributor, 5.27.39.1 and Parallel name of distributor, 5.275.31.2).

5.285.35 Note on parallel name of distributor

5.285.35.1 Make a note on distribution statement of parallel distributor names found elsewhere in the resource from the source of the name of distributor if considered important (see Parallel name of distributor, 5.275.31.1 and Name of distributor, 5.27.39.1).

5.285.36 Note on date of distribution

5.285.36.1 When following the option in 5.28.31.2, include a transcription of the original chronogram in a note on distribution statement if considered important (see Date of distribution, 5.28.31.2).

5.285.36.2 When following the option for very long dates in 5.28.31.3, make a note on distribution statement concerning the source and the original form of the Date of distribution (see 5.28.31.3).

5.285.36.3 Always make a note on distribution statement if the Date of distribution is known to be fictitious or incorrect by supplying the actual date (see 5.28.31.4).

5.285.36.4 When following the option in 5.28.31.4, always make a note on distribution statement to indicate the source of the information if the reason for supplying the actual date is not apparent from the rest of the description (see Date of distribution, 5.28.31.4).

Example:
Date of distribution: 1689 [that is, 1690]
Note on distribution statement: “Given at our Court at Dublin-Castle the 28th day of March 1690”

5.285.36.5 Always make a note on distribution statement indicating the basis for the supplied year if the year of publication is based on the Julian calendar (sometimes called the Old Style calendar) and the manifestation is known to have been distributed in the following year according to the Gregorian calendar (see Date of distribution, 5.28.31.5).

5.285.36.6 If the Date of distribution requires more than a single adjustment or addition, make a note on distribution statement on the source of supplied dates (see 5.28.31.7).

5.285.36.7 If the Date of distribution does not appear on the manifestation but is known, always give the source of the supplied date and any needed explanation in a note on distribution statement (see 5.28.32.1).

Example:
Date of distribution: MDLII [1552, that is, 1652]
Note on distribution statement: Corrected date from Corpus librorum emblematum, Jesuit series

5.285.36.73 When supplying a conjectural Date of distribution based on any information available, always indicate the basis for the conjecture in a note on distribution statement (see 5.28.33.1).

5.285.36.75 When supplying a probable date or period of distribution according to one of the patterns shown in 5.28.34.1, indicate the basis for the conjecture in a note on distribution statement (see Date of distribution, 5.28.34.1).

5.285.36.8 Record the date of each volume in a note on distribution statement if considered important. Such a note on distribution statement is particularly useful when the order of distribution does not correspond to the order of the volume numeration (see Date of distribution, 5.28.35.2).

5.285.36.9 If parts of a manifestation have individual title pages bearing dates that differ from the date pertaining to the whole manifestation, always give these additional dates in a note on distribution statement (see Date of distribution, 5.28.36.1).

5.285.37 Other distribution details

5.285.37.1 Make a note on distribution statement for distribution details that are not included in other elements if they are considered important (see 5.01.1.4).

Example:
Price three pence


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