I wouldn't worry about it too much since, as you point out, there are
several different ways it's being done and I doubt there's been
confusion from any particular usage. But since you asked, I think the
best answer would be "p. 4 of cover" since there is the explicit
instruction you noted from p. 44. I don't know either what would ever
need "back cover" instead, but it's possible it was just an oversight
in the manual. It happens.
Regarding brackets, they're not necessary because the date isn't being
transcribed like it would be in the bib record. It's simply being
stated. The NACO manual instruction is on p. 42. I hope that helps.
On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 12:44 PM, Yuji Tosaka <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I hope someone has a quick answer to the simple question that has been bugging me for the past few days. The question is how "back cover" should be cited as the location of data found in the 670 field.
> It seems that there is no specific instruction in DCM Z1. NACO Participants Manual lists "back cover" as one of standard terms and abbreviations in the 670 field, but also states that "p. 4 of cover" should be used if the information comes from print resources (or their digital reproductions) [both p. 44]. This seems rather confusing to me, since I am hard-pressed to picture types of non-print resources for which information can be taken from the cover. By contrast, it seems that "back over" is cited as "cover p. 4" in the current NACO training slides available on LC web site.