Notes qualify and amplify the formal description where the rules for such description do not allow certain information to be included in the other areas. They can, therefore, deal with any aspect of the publication.

Notes, by their nature, cannot be enumerated exhaustively, but can be categorized in terms of the areas of description. In addition to notes relating to these areas there are notes relating to the description of the publication which do not correspond to any of the formalized areas of description.

Whenever a change in title, statement of responsibility, publisher, etc., has taken place, a note reflecting the earlier information must be given in order to identify the publication up to now listed elsewhere in catalogs or bibliographies under a different form.

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7. Note Area