Another poster noted that brackets are not used in the 670 field, and I'm aware that I don't usually (or ever) see them used with a guessed publication date, for example in the a subfield of the 670. E.G. Title..., 199- rather than [199-]  I don't know why the brackets are not used and would appreciate a citation to the authority manual and an explanation of why brackets are not used.

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Subject: Re: [PCCLIST] back cover or p. 4 of cover

I thought I'd seen LC use "p. [4] of cover."

Jamie Woods

On 5/2/2012 12:44 PM, Yuji Tosaka wrote:
> 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

James L. Woods
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