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250  Edition Statement (R)

Record Type

BIB

Input Standards

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Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards
ǂa Edition statement (NR) Mandatory/Mandatory
ǂb Remainder of edition statement (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂ3 Materials specified (NR) Optional/Optional
ǂ6 Linkage (NR) System supplied/System supplied
ǂ8 Field link and sequence number (R) 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 / ǂb revised by M.C.F. Proctor
250     New and enlarged edition / ǂb 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 ǂc), not edition statements.

245 1 0 Aristotle's ethics : ǂb writings from the complete works / ǂc revised, edited, and with an introduction by Jonathan Barnes and Anthony Kenny
245 0 0 Sunspot numbers, 1610-1985 : ǂb based on "The sunspot activity in the years 1610-1960" / ǂc 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 edition / ǂb 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 ǂc), not edition statements.

245 0 2 A cyclopedia of education / ǂc 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 / ǂc by Peggy Pond Church ; illustrated by Gigi Shaule Johnson ; new preface by Kathleen Church

Edition statements appearing on some non-English language publications (e.g., French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, etc.) reflect printing information rather than edition information. These statements may sometimes appear in conjunction with the printer's name and/or the number of copies printed. Statements that reflect only the number of copies printed (e.g., Erstes bis drittes Tausend) or that combine an edition/printing number with the number of copies printed (e.g., 9. édition, 23. mille) may be transcribed in a quoted note or omitted from the master record entirely. In all cases where statements reflect multiple printings/”editions” with the same year of publication (e.g., 3ème. tir., 5ème. tir., and 7ème. tir., all published in 2003) or in a clear and relatively concise sequence that spans more than a single year (e.g., 1a. edición: septiembre de 2017 through 8a. edición: marzo de 2018), and with all other relevant bibliographic elements being the same, use the existing record. You may omit or remove the printing/edition statement, and optionally add a note such as Edition statements vary on different printings of this edition. In all cases, use judgment. If this type of printing/edition statement is important to your institution, follow the guidelines outlined in section 3.4.1, Copy- or Institution-Specific Information. For more information, see 250 Edition Statement ǂa Edition statement in chapter 4: When to Input a New Record.

245 1 0 Hans Peter Kromm der lebendige : ǂb eine Geschichte von ufer zu ufer / ǂc von Johanna Wolff
264   1 Berlin : ǂb Schuster & Loeffler, ǂc 1921
300     545 pages ; ǂc 19 cm
500     "Erstes bis drittes Tausend."
245 1 4 Les échos du silence / ǂc Sylvie Germain
264   1 Paris : ǂb Desclée de Brouwer, ǂc 1996
300     100 pages ; ǂc 21 cm
500     "9. édition, 23. mille."
500     Edition statements vary on different printings of this edition

For information on punctuation, see the Punctuation section below.

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 / ǂc produkcija TV Slovenija ; scenaristki, Alenka Puhar, Maja Weiss ; reźiserka, Maja Weiss
250     [Unsubtitled version]
245 0 0 Odkrivanje skritega spomina Angele Vode = ǂb Discovering the hidden memory of Angela Vode / ǂc produkcija TV Slovenija ; scenaristki, Alenka Puhar, Maja Weiss ; reźiserka, Maja Weiss
250     [English subtitled version]
245 0 0 Eat, drink, and be wary / ǂc a Churchill film ; writer, director, producer, George McQuilkin
250     [Spanish edition, revised]
546     Dubbed into Spanish
245 0 0 Eat, drink, and be wary / ǂc 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 : ǂb National Business Institute, ǂc [2014]
300     76 pages : ǂb illustrations ; ǂc 28 cm
245 1 0 Evidence and expert testimony best practices ...
250     [Pennsylvania edition]
264   1 Eau Claire, WI : ǂb National Business Institute, ǂc [2014]
300     76 pages : ǂb illustrations ; ǂc 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, ǂf 1965 Oct. 20 / ǂc 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, ǂe author
245 1 0 Elementary program in compensatory education
300     volumes ; ǂc 26 cm
500     Includes various editions of some volumes
245 0 4 Das Familienrecht
300     volumes ; ǂc 23 cm
500     Kept up to date by replacement editions
  For guidance on recording parallel data elements describing musical resources, see “Supplement 2” of the Music Library Association’s Supplements to Best Practices for Music Cataloging Using RDA and MARC21.
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 ǂc.

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 / ǂb von Otmar Mayer = Piano reduction / by Otmar Mayer

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Subfields

 
ǂa 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 ǂa. In records formulated according to ISBD principles, subfield ǂa 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]
ǂb 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 ǂb contains all data following the first equal sign or slash. Once subfield ǂb has been recorded, no further subfield coding of field 250 is possible.

250     Revised edition / ǂb program has been converted from BASIC to FORTRAN IV by Allen P. Smith
250     Second edition, revised and enlarged / ǂb by W.H. Chalmer
250     New revision and enlarged edition / ǂb with appendix: the coins and bank notes of the British Mandatory Government of Palestine
250     Fourth edition / ǂb revised by H.G. LeMesurier and E. McIntosh, reproduced with corrections
250     Second edition / ǂb revised by Ann Jones ; foreword by James Jones
250     Canadian edition = ǂb Edition canadienne
250     3rd edition / ǂb revised by British Steel Corporation General Steels Group and Tubes Division
250     Third draft / ǂb edited by Paul Watson
250     Klavierauszug = ǂb Vocal score / Paul Horn
250     Partition chant et piano d'après le Urtext de l'édition "L'opéra français" / ǂb 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 / ǂb 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]
ǂ3 Materials specified

For information about subfield ǂ3, see Control Subfields.

245 0 0 XYZ guide to graduate programs in sustainable architecture
250     ǂ3 2005-2010: ǂa North American edition
250     ǂ3 2011- : ǂa U.S. and Canada edition
ǂ6 Linkage

Data that link fields when non-Latin script is entered. This subfield is system supplied and does not appear in OCLC online displays. Do not add subfield ǂ6. For more information about subfield ǂ6, see Control Subfields.

ǂ8 Field link and sequence number

For information about subfield ǂ8, see Control Subfields.

Punctuation

For records containing ISBD punctuation, follow these instructions:

  • Optionally, follow an initial subfield ǂ3 by a colon-space or a space-colon-space if following an open date
  • Precede subfield ǂb beginning with a parallel edition statement by a space-equals-space
  • Precede subfield ǂb beginning with a statement of responsibility by a space-slash-space
  • Precede any parallel statement within a subfield by a space-equals-space
  • Precede any statement of responsibility within a subfield by a space-slash-space
  • Precede any subsequent statement of responsibility by a space-semicolon-space
  • Enclose any text within brackets as required by cataloging instructions
  • Include incidental punctuation needed within any subfields, e.g., commas, periods (following abbreviations or initials), etc.
  • Optionally, add a terminal period at the end of the field unless the last subfield ends with an ellipsis or period (following an abbreviation or initial)
250     Second edition / ǂb edited by Nick Tilley and Aiden Sidebottom.
250     High voice = ǂb Voix élevées = Hohe Stimme.

For records containing non-ISBD punctuation, see the cataloging instructions used to create the record.

For records containing minimal or no punctuation, follow these instructions:

  • Include a space-equals-space as the first element in subfield ǂb beginning with a parallel edition statement
  • Include brackets and punctuation needed within any subfields
  • Otherwise, omit the punctuation outlined in the ISBD punctuation section above
250     Second edition ǂb edited by Nick Tilley and Aiden Sidebottom
250     High voice ǂb = Voix élevées = Hohe Stimme

For more information on punctuation, including OCLC policy, see section 2.8, Punctuation.

Indexing

Field 250 is not indexed.

This page last revised: September 18, 2019