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264 Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice (R)

Input Standards

Required if applicable/Required if applicable
1st Indicator  Sequence of statements
blank character Not applicable/No information provided/Earliest
2 Intervening
3 Current/Latest
2nd Indicator  Function of entity
0 Production
1 Publication
2 Distribution
3 Manufacture
4 Copyright notice date
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards
ǂa Place of production, publication, distribution, manufacture (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂb Name of producer, publisher, distributor, manufacturer (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂc Date of production, publication, distribution, manufacture, or copyright notice (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂ3 Materials specified (NR) Optional/Optional
ǂ8 Field link and sequence number (R) Optional/Optional

Definition

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 coop@loc.gov.

1st Indicator

Sequence of statements.

 
blank character

Not applicable/No information provided/Earliest. Used when a resource is first cataloged. Information present when value is blank ( blank character ) 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. : ǂb H.W. Williams Co., ǂc 1982.
 
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 ǂ3 April 1937-April 1968: ǂa Chicago : ǂb Hewitt Bros.
 
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 ǂ3 <2013-> : ǂa Thorofare, NJ : ǂb Healio.com

2nd Indicator

Function of entity.

 
0

Production. Field contains a statement relating to the inscription, fabrication, construction, etc., of a resource in an unpublished form.

264   0 [Denver, Colorado?] : ǂb [producer not identified], ǂc [1940?]
 
1

Publication. Field contains a statement relating to the publication, release, or issuing of a resource.

264   1 Washington : ǂb U.S. G.P.O., ǂc 1981-
 
2

Distribution. Field contains a statement relating to the distribution of a resource.

264   2 [Place of distribution not identified] : ǂb Adirondack Distributors, ǂc 2012.
 
3

Manufacture. Field contains a statement relating to the printing, duplicating, casting, etc., of a resource in a published form.

264   3 Nassau, Bahamas : ǂb Executive Printers of the Bahamas Ltd., ǂc 2012.
 
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 ǂa or ǂb.

264   4 ǂc ©2009

Subfields

 
ǂa 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 : ǂb [publisher not identified], ǂc 2010.
264   3 Cambridge : ǂb Kinsey Printing Company
[On source: Published in Boston, 2010; Cambridge -- Kinsey Printing Company; no distribution information]
264   1 Rankin, Pennsylvania : ǂb St. Mary's Church, ǂc 1928.
264   1 Warrendale, PA, U.S.A. : ǂb SAE International, ǂc [1994]
264   1 [Place of publication not identified] : ǂb [publisher not identified], ǂc 2009.
264   2 Kuala Lumpur : ǂb Pengedar, Metro Book Distributor
264   3 [Place of manufacture not identified] : ǂb BRC Printing & Desktop Publishing Ltd.
264   1 Cham ; ǂa Heidelberg ; ǂa New York ; ǂa Dordrecht ; ǂa London : ǂb Springer, ǂc [2014]
ǂb 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] : ǂb ABC Publishers, ǂc 2009.
264   2 Seattle : ǂb Iverson Company
[On source: ABC Publishers, 2009; distributed by Iverson Company, Seattle]
264   1 New York, New York : ǂb Dell Publishing Co., Inc., ǂc [1972]
264   1 New York, N.Y. : ǂb New York Labor News Company, ǂc [1961]
264   1 [Chicago?] : ǂb Chicago and North Western Line, ǂc [1940?]
264   1 New York : ǂb Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, ǂc [2014]
264   1 Munchen, Germany : ǂb C.H. Beck ; ǂa Oxford, United Kingdom : ǂb Hart ; ǂa Baden-Baden, Germany : ǂb Nomos ; ǂa Basel, Switzerland : ǂb Helbing Lichtenhahn, ǂc 2014.
264   2 [Place of distribution not identified] : ǂb Distributed by Hal Leonard
264   3 Hong Kong : ǂb [manufacturer not identified], ǂc [1995]
ǂc 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 : ǂb Printed by order of the Board of Trustees, ǂc 1875.
264   1 Washington, D.C. : ǂb International Republican Institute, ǂc [date of publication not identified]
264   1 New York : ǂb Carlton and Lanahan, ǂc [between 1868 and 1872]
264   2 Waverly, IA : ǂb Distributed by CQ Products, ǂc [2010]
264   4 ǂc ©2002
264   4 ǂc ℗1983
ǂ3 Materials specified

For information about subfield ǂ3, see Control Subfields.

264   1 ǂ3 <1976-> : ǂa New York, NY : ǂb Alan R. Liss, Inc.
264 3 1 ǂ3 <2005-> : ǂa Hoboken, N.J. : ǂb Wiley-Liss, Inc.
ǂ8 Field link and sequence number

For information about subfield ǂ8, see Control Subfields.

Indexing

For indexing and searching information, see Searching WorldCat Indexes, field 264.

This page last revised: October 6, 2016