Take information recorded in this area from the latest chief source. Enclose information supplied from any other source in square brackets.

If the chief sources present the publication in different aspects (e.g., as an individual item and as a part of a multipart item), prefer the one that corresponds to the aspect in which the item is being treated.

If the transcription is for a service comprising several component parts, take the information from the chief source of the core volume(s). Enclose information recorded from any other source in square brackets, and indicate its source in a note.

Give the elements of data in the order of the sequence of the following rules, even if this means transposing data. Transcribe the data as found, however, if case endings are affected, if the grammatical construction of the data would be disturbed, or if one element is inseparably linked to another.

See also:

1A. Preliminary Rule