There's an inconsistency in the name given to the new subfield h in
the linking fields.

In USMARC in the linking entry general pages, and on the 760 page,
its called simply: Physical description.
However, in the pages for the other linking fields including the new
786, its called: Physical description of source.

Is there a significance to this variation that I'm missing?

I went back to proposal 94-17A which defined 786, with new subfields
h, m, and n which were then extended to the other linking fields, and
there subfield h is called just: Physical description.


Pat Riva
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