246 Publication Statement
The source of information would preferably be from the same source as the title, but if it is not there it may be taken from the disc label, accompanying material, or container (RDA 2.2.4)
Transcribe places of publication and publishers' names in the form in which they appear on the source of information (RDA 188.8.131.52) You may transcribe it exactly as it appears, including capitalization and punctuation or apply Appendix A (old AACR2 capitalization), whichever is easier (YUL decision). However, do not abbreviate anything which is not abbreviated on the piece. When place of publication isn't on the source, supply the place of publication if it can be ascertained from other sources. Avoid using "Place of publication not identified" if it is possible.
If there is more than one publisher, record the first place and publisher (RDA 2.8.2).
|264||1||‡a Bern, Switzerland : ‡b Presence Switzerland PRS, ‡c |
If there are multiple publishers, they go in the same 264 field.
|264||1||‡a [Ghana] : ‡b Ghana Geological Survey Department ; ‡a [Germany] : ‡b BGR, Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe, ‡c [2006?]|
If the publisher cannot be identified, input the phrase: “Publisher not identified” in brackets (RDA 184.108.40.206) in the 264 ‡b, and you must add a distributor, if stated, in another 264 field with second indicator 2. If there is no distributor, transcribe the manufacturer in another 264 field with second indicator 3 (RDA 2.10)
|264||1||‡a [Place of publication not identified] : ‡b [publisher not identified], ‡c |
|264||2||‡a Chatsworth, Calif. : ‡b Image Entertainment, ‡c |
If the item lacks a publication date applying to the whole resource, and it has multiple copyright dates that may apply to different aspects (e.g., programming, graphics, documentation), base the bracketed publication date in 264 _1 on the latest copyright date. Use of 264 _4 to enter the copyright date itself is optional. BFAS: if 264 _4 is created, 008 Type of date is "t" not "s" and the same date is entered in Date 1 and Date 2.
300 Physical Description
Accept the extent statement as found on the cataloging copy.
Prefer common usage to facilitate identification at a more granular level. All of the common usage examples correspond to the RDA carrier-type term computer disc with the exception of the flash drive.
|300||‡a 1 CD-ROM : ‡b sound, color ; ‡c 4 3/4 in. + ‡e 1 user's guide + 5 booklets + 1 poster|
|300||‡a CD-ROMs ... <for a serial>|
|300||‡a 3 Photo CDs : ‡b color ; ‡c 4 3/4 in.|
|300||‡a 2 DVD-ROMs : ‡b color ; ‡c 4 3/4 in. + ‡e 1 user guide|
|300||‡a 1 floppy disks ; ‡c 5 1/4 in.|
|300||‡a 3 diskettes : ‡b color ; ‡c 3 1/2 in.|
|300||‡a 3 computer card ; ‡c 9 x 6 cm|
|300||‡a 1 CD-ROM (xxii, 555 pages) : ‡b color ; ‡c 4 3/4 in.|
|300||‡a 1 CD-ROM (200 remote-sensing images) : ‡b color ; ‡c 4 3/4 in.|
|300||‡a 1 CD-ROM (135, xxii pages) : ‡b illustrations (some color) ; ‡c 4 3/4 in.|
For cataloging audio CDs, refer to: Cataloging of Popular & Traditional Music Sound Recordings and Non-Music Sound Recordings Checklist
For cataloging video discs, refer to our Local Workflow in the RDA Toolkit.
336 / 337 / 338
Required for the primary content (Media Type is mandatory for PCC, though not for RDA); optional for secondary content. Subfields a & 2 are mandatory, subfield b (codes) is optional. Since the codes are part of the OCLC template, they are included in the examples.
Example: CD-ROM with audio and color images, plus a sheet of printed text accompanying. Codes in subfield b (‡b) are optional; 3xx for accompanying material is optional.
|300||‡a 1 CD-ROM ; ‡b sound, color ; ‡c 4 3/4 in.|
|300||‡a 1 sheet ; ‡c 24 x 14 cm folded to 24 x 7 cm|
|336||‡a still image ‡b sti ‡2 rdacontent|
|336||‡a spoken word ‡b spw ‡2 rdacontent|
|336||‡3 accompanying material ‡a text ‡b txt ‡2 rdacontent <optional>|
|337||‡a computer ‡b c ‡2 rdamedia|
|337||‡3 accompanying material ‡a unmediated ‡2 rdamedia <optional>|
|338||‡a computer disc ‡b cd ‡2 rdacarrier ‡2 rdacarrier|
|338||‡3 accompanying material ‡a sheet ‡b nb ‡2 rdacarrier <optional>|
347 Digital File Characteristics
Required for audio CDs & video DVDs but nor for direct access electronic resources (i.e. CD-ROM)
Example. CD-ROM with audio, image, text:
|347||‡a audio file ‡a text file ‡a image file ‡2 rda|
Other authorized terms: data file, program file, video file.