Ioannis Saresberiensis episcopi Carnotensis Policratici sive De nugis curialium et vestigiis philosophorum libri VIII / recognovit et prolegomenis, apparatu critico, commentario, indicibus instruxit Clemens C.I. Webb. (OCLC #965502804)

The LC-PCC PS for RDA 1.11 includes specific instructions for RDA cataloging of Print on Demand (POD) Reproductions and Photocopies, which roughly say:

  • Create one provider-neutral record for all potential print-on-demand copies of the title from any vendor.
  • Most fields (including publication information) can more or less be cloned from the record for the original.
  • Fixed field Form should be “r” to indicate print reproduction (but do not code “r” in DtSt).
  • Include this note: 533 __ ǂa Print reproduction.
  • Link back to the original manifestation with 775.
  • If you wish to include information about your specific printing (ISBN, vendor), do so in 020, 037 respectively.

These rules have a fairly narrow scope, and should only be applied to facsimile reprints and reproductions; follow standard RDA rules for other types of reprints and new editions.


Analytics and dynamic customer strategy : big profits from big data / John F. (Jeff) Tanner, Jr. (OCLC #877564696)

According to the OCLC master record, this resource is available from many vendors: Books24x7, Ebook Library, ebrary, EBSCOhost, John Wiley, MyiLibrary, OverDrive, and RBdigital. The copy I have access to (ebrary) does not include the nickname “Jeff” in the statement of responsibility, but the description may have been originally based on a version that had it. The description in a provider-neutral record may not exactly match each version, but is probably close enough to provide good access.


The king of desks : Wooton’s patent secretary / by Betty Lawson Walters. (OCLC #49110)

MARC field 019 is used in OCLC for OCLC Control Number Cross-Reference; that is, when two (or more) OCLC records are merged, one OCLC accession number is kept for the record, and the others are put into 019, each into its own ǂa like:

019 __ ǂa 253458412

Records can be merged when a duplicate is accidentally created, such as when a master record is not found for some reason, or when the cataloger did not realize that the differences between descriptions are not sufficient to justify a new record. They can also be merged when cataloging rules change; for example, many older ebook records have 019 fields from when the title was cataloged on multiple records (each specific to one vendor/aggregator), and have since been combined into one provider-neutral record.