Analysis is the process of preparing a bibliographic record that describes a part or parts of a larger item. The rules here offer various ways of achieving analysis. Analysis by notes is related to the provision found in 7B18, but all the methods are collected here with general guidelines to assist in the selection on one of the means of analysis. Cataloging agencies have their own policies affecting analysis; in particular, a policy predetermining that all component parts of a looseleaf service are to be kept together may override any other consideration.

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11. Analysis