261  Imprint Statement for Films (Pre-AACR1 Revised) (NR)

 

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Input Standards

Pre-ISBD cataloging only
1st Indicator  Undefined
blank character  Undefined
2nd Indicator  Undefined
blank character  Undefined
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards
a Producing company (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
b Releasing company (primary distributor) (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
d Date of production, release, etc. (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
e Contractual producer (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
f Place of production, release, etc.  (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable




Definition

The production and release information for projected audiovisual media not cataloged according to the provisions of ISBD (i.e., prior to AACR1, revised chapter 12). Use field 261 for:

  • The name of the releasing agent, publisher, or other corporate body or person that issued or sponsored the work
  • The location of the issuing or sponsoring agency
  • The year of release or publication and, if different, the year of production or copyright

If you are inputting current cataloging, use field 260. Do not enter field 261 and field 260 in the same record.

1st Indicator

Undefined. The 1st indicator position is undefined and contains a blank ( blank character ).
 
blank character Undefined

2nd Indicator

Undefined. The 2nd indicator position is undefined and contains a blank ( blank character ).
 
blank character Undefined

Subfields

All subfield codes are repeatable. After the first subfield a, you may enter subfields in any order.

a Producing company The organization or individual that exercises the immediate overall responsibility for the physical processes involved in making the audiovisual item.

Treat two producers' names joined by the word and as co-producers. Enter the names in the same subfield a unless there is an intervening subfield. If there is an intervening subfield, enter the word and the second name in the second subfield a .

261     Burt Munk and Society for Visual Education. b Released by Society for Visual Education, d 1964.
261     Les Films du siécle, f Paris, a and Dear film produzione, f Rome. b Released in the U.S. by International Classics, d 1965.

You may also enter production and release statements for co-productions as follows:

261     Produzioni europee associates, f Rome; a Arturo Gonzalez, f Madrid ; a Constantin Film, f Munich. b Released in the U.S. by United Artists Corp., d 1967.

However, a name that follows a phrase, such as in association with, in collaboration with or in cooperation with is not a co-producer. Enter such phrases, and the names that follows them, in subfield a or f .

261     Audio Visual Aid, f New Zealand, in association with Morton Schindler. b Released in the U.S. by Weston Woods Studios, d 1969.
261     Education Development Center in association with National Film Board of Canada, d 1967. b Released by National Film Board of Canada, d 1969.
b Releasing company (primary distributor) If a U.S. or Canadian company other than the producer releases the item, enter the name of that company in subfield b . The releasing company is the primary distributor of a film. Use also for combined made by and released by statements.
261     Association of Classroom Teachers. b Made and released by National Education Association, Publications Division, d 1972.
261     Boulton-Hawker Films, f Hadley, Eng. e Made by D.C. Chipperfield. b Released in the U.S. by International Film Bureau, d 1971.

Use if the place name is imbedded in the same statement as the name of the releasing company.

261     Archers Film Production f London, d 1947. b Released in the U.S. by Universal International Films, d 1948.
d Date of production, release, etc. Enter both dates if date of production and date of release differ by more than a year.
261     Burt Munk and Society for Visual Education. b Released by Society for Visual Education, d 1964.
261     Education Development Center in association with National Film Board of Canada, d 1967. b Released by National Film Board of Canada, d 1969.
e Contractual producer The organization or individual other than the producing company that "made" the film (i.e., photographed, edited, or recorded it). Enter the phrase made by before the name of the contractual producer in subfield e .
261     Boulton-Hawker Films, f Hadley, Eng. e Made by D.C. Chipperfield. b Released in the U.S. by International Film Bureau, d 1971.
f Place of production, release, etc. The location (country or city) of the main office of the producing and/or releasing company. Usually, you use subfield f for foreign producers, but you may use subfield f for a U.S. producer to distinguish two producers with the same name.
261     Hulton Educational Publications, f London, d 1974.
261     Good Samaritan Hospital, f Portland, Ore., d 1975.

If no place is given, assume the place to be the United States.

Printing

Field 261 prints in the title paragraph following the title ( field 245) or edition statement ( field 250). For more information, see OCLC Catalog Cards: http://www.oclc.org/support/documentation/worldcat/cataloging/cards/default.htm.

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