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An edition consists of all copies of an item produced from the same master copy. Because there may be substantial changes in the original content in later editions, each edition is treated as a distinct work and cataloged separately. The edition statement is entered exactly as it appears on the item; the list of standard abbreviations in the appendix of this manual lists the only words that should be abbreviated. A statement is enclosed in square brackets if it is not taken from the chief source of information. Cataloging information about the edition of a book is recorded if it is found on the title page, verso or other preliminaries including the cover or the colophon. For most non-book items the information may be taken from the title screens, container, label or documentation. For example, information for a DVD may be found on the item's label or accompanying material, but not on the box. Follow these guidelines:
The edition statement is entered in a 250 field. This field always ends in a period.
No indicators are used in this field.
Two subfield codes are used.
The edition statement for non-book materials is transcribed in the same way as for books.
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