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250  Edition Statement (R)

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Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards
‡a Edition statement (R) Mandatory/Mandatory
‡b Remainder of edition statement (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡3 Materials specified (NR) Optional/Optional

Definition

An edition statement is a word or phrase appearing in the resource that normally indicates a difference in either content or form between the resource and a related resource. An edition statement can often be identified by the use of words such as edition, issue, level, state, update, and version, or their equivalents in other languages. Numbers and/or statements of responsibility may also appear with an edition statement. Under RDA, the edition statement is a transcribed element and no abbreviations are used unless they appear in the source used for the edition statement.

250     Edition 1965-1966.
250     First edition, new corrected printing.
250     Third impression (with minor revisions).
250     Canadian edition.
250     [Kindle edition].
250     Level I, version 1.00.
250     6th issue, 2nd printing.
250     Update 3/1/83.
250     [1st issue, unexpurgated].
250     [2nd state with chandelier burnished from plate and figures of serving-boy, etc.].
250     3rd draft, December 2014.
250     Teacher's edition.
250     Authorized French language edition.
250     Interactive version.
250     Medium voice range.

A statement of revision, including the word revised (or its equivalent in other languages) alone, with modifications, or as a modifier, is an edition statement.

250     [Revised and up-to-date].
250     Revised edition.
250     Revised.
250     Revised second edition.
250     [Slightly revised].
250     Neu revidiert.

An edition statement may include a personal, corporate, or family name as a statement of responsibility.

250     Second edition / ‡b revised by M.C.F. Proctor.
250     New and enlarged edition / ‡b by members of the staff of the Gardeners' Chronicle.

A phrase that includes only the word revised and a personal name, however, is not an edition statement. The following italicized phrases are statements of responsibility (use field 245 subfield ‡c), not edition statements.

245 1 0 Aristotle's ethics : ‡b writings from the complete works / ‡c revised, edited, and with an introduction by Jonathan Barnes and Anthony Kenny.
245 0 0 Sunspot numbers, 1610-1985 : ‡b based on "The sunspot activity in the years 1610-1960" / ‡c revised by John A. McKinnon.

A statement such as abridged or unabridged (or their equivalents in other languages) alone, with modifications, or as a modifier, is an edition statement.

250     Abridged.
250     Unabridged.
250     Abridged edition.
250     Complete and unabridged edition.

A statement indicating the pre-publication state of a resource (proofs, galleys, advance copies, etc.) is an edition statement.

250     Uncorrected page proof.
250     Advance reader's copy.
250     [Uncorrected galley].
250     Prepublication copy.
250     [Advance uncorrected proofs].

 

An edition statement may include information about new material.

250     2nd ed. / ‡b edited with an introduction and notes by H.A. Rose, new impression.

A phrase that includes only information about new material is not itself an edition statement. The following italicized phrases about new material are part of the statements of responsibility (use field 245 subfield ‡c), not edition statements.

245 0 2 A cyclopedia of education / ‡c edited by Paul Monroe, with the assistance of departmental editors and several hundred individual contributors ; with a new introductory essay by William W. Brickman, Francesco Cordasco, Thomas H. Richardson.
245 1 4 The burro of Angelitos / ‡c by Peggy Pond Church ; illustrated by Gigi Shaule Johnson ; new preface by Kathleen Church.

Note that some apparent edition statements in non-English-language resources may reflect printing information rather than edition information. See "250 Edition Statement ‡a Edition statement" in chapter 4: When to Input a New Record.

245 1 0 Hans Peter Kromm der lebendige : ‡b eine Geschichte von ufer zu ufer / ‡c von Johanna Wolff.
250     Erstes bis drittes Tausend.
264   1 Berlin : ‡b Schuster & Loeffler, ‡c 1921.
300     545 pages ; ‡c 19 cm
245 1 4 Les échos du silence / ‡c Sylvie Germain.
250     9. édition, 23. mille.
264   1 Paris : ‡b Desclée de Brouwer, ‡c 1996.
300     100 pages ; ‡c 21 cm

Guidelines

 
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RDA 2.5.1.4 allows for the creation of an edition statement when "a resource lacks an edition statement but is known to contain significant changes from other editions." Bracket the supplied information.

245 0 0 Odkrivanje skritega spomina Angele Vode / ‡c produkcija TV Slovenija ; scenaristki, Alenka Puhar, Maja Weiss ; reźiserka, Maja Weiss.
250     [Unsubtitled version].
245 0 0 Odkrivanje skritega spomina Angele Vode = ‡b Discovering the hidden memory of Angela Vode / ‡c produkcija TV Slovenija ; scenaristki, Alenka Puhar, Maja Weiss ; reźiserka, Maja Weiss.
250     [English subtitled version].
245 0 0 Eat, drink, and be wary / ‡c a Churchill film ; writer, director, producer, George McQuilkin.
250     [Spanish edition, revised].
546     Dubbed into Spanish.
245 0 0 Eat, drink, and be wary / ‡c a Churchill film ; writer, director, producer, George McQuilkin.
250     [Revised].

Use field 250 for supplied edition statements if different items have identical descriptions. Use separate records for different editions as long as the editions can be identified.

245 1 0 Evidence and expert testimony best practices ...
250     [Tennessee edition].
264   1 Eau Claire, WI : ‡b National Business Institute, ‡c [2014]
300     76 pages : ‡b illustrations ; ‡c 28 cm.
245 1 0 Evidence and expert testimony best practices ...
250     [Pennsylvania edition].
264   1 Eau Claire, WI : ‡b National Business Institute, ‡c [2014]
250     76 pages : ‡b illustrations ; ‡c 28 cm.

The following categories of different editions may have identical titles. Use separate records for such editions:

  • Geographic editions (e.g., West Coast edition)
  • Special group or special interest editions (e.g., Dry cleaners' edition or Edition pour le medicin)
  • Special format or physical presentation statements (e.g., Airmail edition, Braille edition, Library edition, or Microform edition)
  • Different language editions if the original title exists on the title page along with an edition statement
  • Reprint or reissue statements that indicate a reissue or revision of a serial as a whole
  • General editions (e.g., editions that contain complete contents, whereas their special editions have only portions of the contents)

For all bibliographic formats, use field 250 for statements relating to versions of manuscript works or collections that exist in two or more versions or states in single or multiple copies (e.g., different manuscript drafts of a film script).

245 1 0 Five easy pieces, ‡f 1965 Oct. 20 / ‡c written by Carole Eastman.
250     Shooting script, final draft.

In the cooperative environment of WorldCat, OCLC recommends continuing to follow the spirit of AACR2 LCRI 2.2 for multipart sets that include volumes showing different edition statements and to disregard RDA LC-PCC PS 2.5.1.6.1. If you choose to create a separate bibliographic record for each volume, use field 250 for the edition statement in each particular volume. If you choose not to analyze individual volumes, create one bibliographic record for the set of volumes even though they bear different edition statements because the publisher supplies such volumes at the same time or there is explicit evidence that one or more of the volumes is continuously revised. In these situations, make a general note about the mix of editions.

110 2   American Institutes for Research.
245 1 0 Elementary program in compensatory education.
300     volumes ; ‡c 26 cm
500     Includes various editions of some volumes.
245 0 4 Das Familienrecht.
300     volumes ; ‡c 23 cm
500     Kept up to date by replacement editions.
CNR

Do not note editions that differ only in advertising content.

For continuing resources, do not use field 250 for sequential edition statements, such as 1st edition, 2nd edition, etc., when used as issue designations. This type of information is contained in field 362.

COM

Use for computer files that have statements referring to the file itself, not just to the documentation. Evidence of a new edition of a file may be:

  • The appearance of an explicit edition statement relating to the file
  • Significant additions or deletions to the contents of a monographic file
  • Significant changes in the structure of content of the field (e.g., a change in program language)

Do not make new edition statements for the following:

  • Additions or deletions to a serial or integrating resource
  • Changes in the arrangement of a file's contents
  • Changes in the physical format of input, output, or storage
  • Changes of a minor nature

Describe such changes in local notes.

SCO

Use for a particular voice range or format for notated music (as distinguished from a statement of the medium of performance) that is not grammatically linked to the title, or for other title information considered an edition statement, regardless of whether it includes the word edition or its equivalent.

Use also for statements indicating a particular format or physical presentation of the music, such as Full score or Score and parts. Such statements were formerly recorded in field 254.

Use also for certain statements that involve the contribution of a person, family, or corporate body, which were previously recorded as part of the statement of responsibility in field 245 subfield ‡c.

250     High key in f.
250     Ausgabe für hohe Stimme.
250     Full score.
250     Vollständiger Klavierauszug.
250     Klavierauszug zu 2 Händen mit Singstimme und Text.
250     Klavierauszug / ‡b von Otmar Mayer = Piano reduction / by Otmar Mayer.

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Subfields

 
‡a Edition statement

The edition statement includes the words and numbers describing the edition, including terms such as revised or enlarged. In general, the edition statement should distinguish the edition being described from any other edition.

If an edition statement appears in more than one language, only the first edition statement is recorded in subfield ‡a. In records formulated according to ISBD principles, subfield ‡a includes all data up to and including the first equal sign ( = ) or slash ( / ).

250     Version 1.1.
250     ICPSR edition, OSIRIS IV version.
250     Fourth edition.
250     Medium-high voice edition.
250     First edition, revised impression.
250     Revised.
250     [Slightly revised].
250     World Cup edition.
245 0 0 Cambridgeshire farmers journal.
250     Northern edition.
245 0 0 UNITAS.
250     English edition.

When separate edition statements appear on the resource, repeat field 250.

250     Canadian edition.
250     3rd edition.
[Two separate edition statements found on the title page]
‡b Remainder of edition statement

A parallel edition statement or a statement of responsibility that applies only to a particular edition.

In records formulated according to ISBD principles, subfield ‡b contains all data following the first equal sign ( = ) or slash ( / ). Once subfield ‡b has been recorded, no further subfield coding of field 250 is possible.

250     Revised edition / ‡b program has been converted from BASIC to FORTRAN IV by Allen P. Smith.
250     Second edition, revised and enlarged / ‡b by W.H. Chalmer.
250     New revision and enlarged edition / ‡b with appendix: the coins and bank notes of the British Mandatory Government of Palestine.
250     Fourth edition / ‡b revised by H.G. LeMesurier and E. McIntosh, reproduced with corrections.
250     Second edition / ‡b revised by Ann Jones ; foreword by James Jones.
250     Canadian edition = ‡b Edition canadienne.
250     3rd edition / ‡b revised by British Steel Corporation General Steels Group and Tubes Division.
250     Third draft / ‡b edited by Paul Watson.
250     Klavierauszug = ‡b Vocal score / Paul Horn.
250     Partition chant et piano d'après le Urtext de l'édition "L'opéra français" / ‡b par Karl-Heinz Müller = Piano reduction based on the Urtext of the edition "L'opéra français" / by Karl-Heinz Müller = Klavierauszug nach dem Urtext der Ausgabe "L'opéra français" / von Karl-Heinz Müller.

When separate edition statements appear on the resource, repeat field 250.

250     Neue, kritisch durchgesehene Ausgabe / ‡b von L. Benda.
250     Ausgabe für hohe Stimme.
[Two separate edition statements on the same resource, the first a standard statement including a named person, the second indicating a particular voice range]
‡3 Materials specified

Information to differentiate multiple statements of the described materials to which the field applies.

245 0 0 XYZ guide to graduate programs in sustainable architecture.
250     ‡3 2005-2010 ‡a North American edition.
250     ‡3 2011- ‡a U.S. and Canada edition.

Printing

Field 250 prints in the title paragraph. All instances of field 250 print. Fields and subfields print in order found in record. For more information, see OCLC Catalog Cards: http://www.oclc.org/support/documentation/worldcat/cataloging/cards/#4.

This page last revised: January 13, 2015