You do not use the brackets or the capital letter in 670.  The non-print resource for which p. 4 of cover would not fit would be a DVD or
CD case. 

Zora Breeding

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I don't mean to hijack the thread, but wouldn't you use "P. [4] of cover" instead of "P. 4 of cover"? I always assumed it was correct to use "P. [4] of cover" with brackets because the back cover is usually not paginated. Sometimes the P. 2 and 3 of cover are paginated, so it would make sense to cite them without brackets, but the back cover rarely has a page number.



John Baga
Monographic Cataloger
Mississippi State University Libraries
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>>> Yuji Tosaka <[log in to unmask]> 5/2/2012 12:44 PM >>>
Dear All,

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.

I guess this is a rather minor, nit-picking question and it really should not matter one way or another, but I am hoping that someone can share an insight on how "back cover" should be cited in the 670 field.

Best regards,
Yuji Tosaka
Cataloging/Metadata Librarian
The College of New Jersey
Ewing, NJ 08628-0718
Phone: (609) 771-2156