For overall information about punctuation, AACR2, 1.0C.  Institutions using the MARC format should also follow the MARC punctuation and tagging conventions that are outlined in MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data and are shown in the examples in this manual.  For specific punctuation related to the areas of moving image description, see the beginning of each chapter.  For punctuation not described in this manual and not governed by ISBD or MARC 21, follow The Chicago Manual of Style.

For institutions not using the MARC format, ISBD punctuation is given in the following example:

The midnight ride of Paul Revere / Thomas A. Edison, Inc. ; director, Charles J. Brabin. -- Re-edited version. -- United States. -- United States : K.E.S.E., 1917.

1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) (11 min.) : si., b&w ; 1/2 in. viewing copy.

1 film reel of 1 (11 min., 377 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. triacetate answer print.

1 film reel of 1 (11 min., 377 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. triacetate dupe neg pic.

1 film reel of 1 (11 min., 377 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. triacetate master pos pic.

(Conquest program ; no. 12)

Title appears as The ride of Paul Revere in the Conquest catalog and as Paul Revere’s ride in Moving picture world, v. 33, p. ix.

Cast: Augustus Phillips, Richard Tucker, Harry Linson, Yale Brenner, Benjamin F. Mears.

Copyright: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; 8Oct17; LP115.

This is a re-edited version of the two-reel motion picture of the same title released by Edison on October 30, 1914; Edison copyrighted another film under this title in 1907.

Based on the poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Source used: Moving picture world, v. 22, p. 460, 527.

Received: 10/2/1990 from LC video lab; viewing copy; preservation; Kleine (George) Collection.

Received: 7/20/1959 from LC film lab; answer print, dupe neg pic, master pos pic; preservation; Kleine (George) Collection.

Precede the following marks of prescribed punctuation by a space and follow them by a space in the specific areas of description detailed in the individual chapters:  colon, semicolon, and diagonal slash.

The period or full stop is followed by a single space.  In one exception, two spaces follow the period, see the option given in 1B3.2.  The period, single space punctuation applies to the descriptive portion of the record and does not apply to access points.

For use of spaces in abbreviations, initials, etc., see 0K.

See also:

0.  General Rules