While serials such as annuals may have true publication dates, many others, such as periodicals have only a copyright date or a chronological designation that may suggest a probable date of publication. Serial catalogers frequently have to supply the date of publication when it is to be recorded in the record.

10.4.1. Definitions

10.4.2. When to record publication date(s)

10.4.3. Selecting the publication date(s)

10.4.4. Recording the publication date(s)

See also:

Module 10. Publication, Distribution, Etc. Area (field 260)