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October 14, 2004

Physical Description for PDFs

There is a discussion on the OLAC list right now about whether and how to provide a physical description (300 field) for PDF files, which are usually e-books. Until the most recent set of updates to AACR2, records for Internet resources could not include a 300 field, but now it's allowed.

If you are cataloging remotely-available PDFs, and you would like to include a 300 field, please do it according to the following example:

300 |a 1 electronic text (ix, 139 p.) : |b PDF file.

I will incorporate this into e-book cataloging procedures when I get around to finishing them.

Questions? Contact Stacie.

Posted by trail001 at October 14, 2004 11:11 AM | E-books | Electronic Resources

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