Tip #38: Attaching to 1st Edition Records

If you have an item that matches an existing Evergreen record in every way except that the existing record is for a 1st ed. and your item has no edition information, you can still attach your holding. (Do not delete the edition statement.)

If your item is a different edition involving a number (2nd ed.) or languages (Spanish ed.), geography (Midwest ed.) or content (Rev. ed., Student ed.), do not attach to the record with a 1st ed. statement.

If your item is a different edition such as Book club ed. or pbk. ed., you can attach to a 1st ed. record but only if everything else in the record matches.

If you are able to attach to a 1st ed. record, be sure to add your item’s ISBN in a 020 field if not already present in the record.
Originally published on May 28, 2010.


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