a. When to give

A person is recorded as the publisher only when he or she is named as the publisher and is acting alone and not as the representative of a firm. In the current age of desktop publishing, this is becoming more common. When recording the name of a person as publisher, the first names have traditionally been abbreviated to the first initials, but the full form of name may also be given (LCRI 1.4D2). Example:

b. When not to give

Do not record as a publisher persons whose job title is "publisher" when there is a commercial publishing company that is the responsible publisher. Do not record names of officials of government agencies as publishers; instead, record the name of the agency (LCRI 1.4D2).

See also:

10.2. Publishers and distributors