Special Materials & Procedures
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AACR2 defines reprints as:
Reprint: 1. A new printing of an item made from the original type
image, commonly by photographic methods. The reprint may reproduce the original
exactly (an impression) or it may contain minor but well-defined
variations (an issue). 2. A new edition with substantially unchanged text.
Facsimile reproduction (a type of reprint): A reproduction
simulating the physical appearance of the original in addition to reproducing its content exactly.
Photocopies are a category of reprints that follow different
procedures because they are considered
unpublished. The Library of
Congress Rule Interpretation (LCRI) says that the cataloging
record should describe the original with details of the reproduction in
MARC field 533.
Photocopies are defined as single or on-demand reproductions of previously
published materials often made for preservation
purposes. The most common examples are the UMI photocopies produced on
demand or preservation photocopies .
Reprints are cataloged as new published manifestations and usually have
new ISBNs. They should be ordered and cataloged on new records. Do not add
reprints as new holdings on the record for the original edition.
Exception: If the
reprint represents one volume of a multivolume set, consult a supervisor
whether to create a new record or add to the existing holdings record
The catalog record (including the fixed fields) should
reflect the reprint. Information about the original is given
in a note field. The date code (008/06) in the fixed field should be r
(reprint), with Date 1 representing the reprint and Date 2 representing
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