When you have a production statement for an unpublished item (i.e. the second indicator is 0), the only core element is the production date. The place of production and the producer’s name are optional. (See RDA 2.7.) We generally leave them off when cataloging theses. Thus the 264 field has only $c:


264 #0 $c 1983.


You can, of course, include something if you choose. I would think whatever appears on the preferred source (title page) in the position of a “publisher” would be acceptable.


Dale Swensen

Head of Technical Services & Digital Access

Howard W. Hunter Law Library


Brigham Young University

Provo, UT 84602


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From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Elizabeth Miller
Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2013 11:24 AM
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Subject: 264 field for dissertations and theses


Dear colleagues,


I have a number of local dissertations and theses to catalog.  I am struggling with coding $a and $b for a 264 with second indicator 0 (production).


Is the producer the author of the dissertation/thesis?  Or the University to which the dissertation/thesis was submitted?


Thank you.


Liz Miller

Cataloging Librarian

New Mexico State University Library

MSC 3475

New Mexico State University

P.O. Box 30006

Las Cruces NM  88003-8006


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