Statement relating to the publication, printing, distribution, issue, release, or production of a work. Information in field 264 is similar to information in field 260. Field 264 is useful for cases where the content standard or institutional policies make a distinction between functions.
The Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) has published the PCC Guidelines for the 264 field (http://www.loc.gov/aba/pcc/documents/264-Guidelines.doc). When using field 264, follow these guidelines. Note this comment on rare or special materials:
It should be noted that these guidelines do not address the application of the 264 field for materials cataloged under the standards for Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (DCRM) or other standards for specialized materials. The communities working on the application of RDA for specialized materials will need to develop appropriate guidelines for using the 264 field with those materials.
Questions or comments about the PCC Guidelines for the 264 field should be addressed to email@example.com.
|Sequence of statements. |
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| ||Not applicable/No information provided/Earliest. Used when a resource is first cataloged. Information present when value is blank () is not changed (unless incorrect or earlier issues of a serial are later available with differing publishing information). Defined as "No information provided" for monographic works that are complete as first issued. |
|264 || ||1 ||Columbia, S.C. : ‡b H.W. Williams Co., ‡c 1982. |
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| 2 ||Intervening. Used when the place of production, publication, distribution, manufacture or the name of the producer, publisher, distributor, manufacturer changes. Additional production, publication, distribution, manufacture statements between the earliest and latest may also be recorded with first indicator value 2. |
|264 ||2 ||1 ||‡3 April 1937-April 1968: ‡a Chicago : ‡b Hewitt Bros. |
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| 3 ||Current/Latest. Used when the name of the producer, publisher, distributor, manufacturer changes, or when the place of production, publication, distribution, manufacture associated with the earliest statement changes. The current statement may be added with first indicator value 3. Data given in a subsequent statement can be changed to reflect the current information when only the earliest and most current data is needed. |
|264 ||3 ||1 ||‡3 <2013-> : ‡a Thorofare, NJ : ‡b Healio.com |
|Function of entity. |
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| 0 ||Production. Field contains a statement relating to the inscription, fabrication, construction, etc., of a resource in an unpublished form. |
|264 || ||0 ||[Denver, Colorado?] : ‡b [producer not identified], ‡c [1940?] |
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| 1 ||Publication. Field contains a statement relating to the publication, release, or issuing of a resource. |
|264 || ||1 ||Washington : ‡b U.S. G.P.O., ‡c 1981- |
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| 2 ||Distribution. Field contains a statement relating to the distribution of a resource. |
|264 || ||2 ||[Place of distribution not identified] : ‡b Adirondack Distributors, ‡c 2012. |
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| 3 ||Manufacture. Field contains a statement relating to the printing, duplicating, casting, etc., of a resource in a published form. |
|264 || ||3 ||Nassau, Bahamas : ‡b Executive Printers of the Bahamas Ltd., ‡c 2012. |
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| 4 ||Copyright notice date. Field contains a date associated with a notice of protection under copyright or a similar regime. Copyright dates include phonogram dates (i.e., dates associated with claims of protection for sound recordings). If using second indicator 4, do not enter subfields ‡a or ‡b. |
|‡a Place of production, publication, distribution, manufacture ||Place of production, publication, distribution, or manufacture, transcribed as it appears on the source of information. |
|264 || ||1 ||Boston : ‡b [publisher not identified], ‡c 2010. |
|264 || ||3 ||Cambridge : ‡b Kinsey Printing Company |
|[On source: Published in Boston, 2010; Cambridge -- Kinsey Printing Company; no distribution information] |
|264 || ||1 ||Rankin, Pennsylvania : ‡b St. Mary's Church, ‡c 1928. |
|264 || ||1 ||Warrendale, PA, U.S.A. : ‡b SAE International, ‡c  |
|264 || ||1 ||[Place of publication not identified] : ‡b [publisher not identified], ‡c 2009. |
|264 || ||2 ||Kuala Lumpur : ‡b Pengedar, Metro Book Distributor |
|264 || ||3 ||[Place of manufacture not identified] : ‡b BRC Printing & Desktop Publishing Ltd. |
|‡b Name of producer, publisher, distributor, manufacturer. ||Name of producer, publisher, distributor, or manufacturer, transcribed as it appears on the source of information. |
|264 || ||1 ||[Place of publication not identified] : ‡b ABC Publishers, ‡c 2009. |
|264 || ||2 ||Seattle : ‡b Iverson Company |
|[On source: ABC Publishers, 2009; distributed by Iverson Company, Seattle] |
|264 || ||1 ||New York, New York : ‡b Dell Publishing Co., Inc., ‡c  |
|264 || ||1 ||New York, N.Y. : ‡b New York Labor News Company, ‡c  |
|264 || ||1 ||[Chicago?] : ‡b Chicago and North Western Line, ‡c [1940?] |
|264 || ||2 ||[Place of distribution not identified] : ‡b Distributed by Hal Leonard |
|264 || ||3 ||Hong Kong : ‡b [manufacturer not identified], ‡c  |
|‡c Date of production, publication, distribution, manufacture, or copyright notice ||Date of production, publication, distribution, manufacture, or copyright notice. Precede a copyright date by the copyright symbol (©) or the phonogram copyright symbol (℗). |
|264 || ||1 ||New York : ‡b Printed by order of the Board of Trustees, ‡c 1875. |
|264 || ||1 ||Washington, D.C. : ‡b International Republican Institute, ‡c [date of publication not identified] |
|264 || ||1 ||New York : ‡b Carlton and Lanahan, ‡c [between 1868 and 1872] |
|264 || ||2 ||Waverly, IA : ‡b Distributed by CQ Products, ‡c  |
|‡3 Materials specified ||Information to differentiate the multiple statements of the described materials to which the field applies. |
|264 || ||1 ||‡3 <1976-> : ‡a New York, NY : ‡b Alan R. Liss, Inc. |
|264 ||3 ||1 ||‡3 <2005-> : ‡a Hoboken, N.J. : ‡b Wiley-Liss, Inc. |
When printing catalog cards, field 264 prints in the title paragraph.
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All instances of field 264 print, with the exceptions noted below in field 264 and fields 260 and 262.
Fields and subfields print in order found in record.
First and second indicator values do not affect printing.
If Desc is not blank (), c, or u, then a blank-hyphen-hyphen-blank is supplied before each occurrence of the field (adding a period first if the preceding data does not end with terminal punctuation). If Desc is anything else, then a blank () is provided before each field occurrence. In all cases, a blank () is currently provided between subfields.
If subfield ‡c ends with a dash, then four blanks are added to leave room for a manually-added date.
Field 264 and fields 260 and 262
If field 260 and field 264 exist in the same record, they all print.
If field 262 and field 264 exist in the same record, only the first 262 and all 264 fields print.