Existing Note

Transcribe any additional information about the resource that cannot be entered in any of the other descriptive areas.  Note information can come from any part of the resource.  Check the Miscellaneous Abbreviations for Bibliographic Records to see if any words can be abbreviated that will be used in a note.

Creating Note

  • Input information in the note element that you believe might be of interest.

  • Input information only if it could not be used in any of the other elements.

  • Information taken directly from the resource put in quotes followed by two dashes and where the information came from.

    • Ex. “The book does assume basic knowledge of XML”--Introduction.

  • Information taken from somewhere besides the resource itself put in square brackets.

    • Ex. [Recorded in 1965 in Chicago].

  • Additional information that can be included in a note:

    • Title information

    • Statement of responsibility information

    • Physical Description Information

    • Series Information

    • Edition Information

    • Language information

    • Custodial history of the resource

    • Recording Information

    • Performer/Cast information

    • Creation/Production information

    • Original Version information

    • Reproduction information

    • Date/Time/Place of Event information

    • Bibliographical references

    • Contents

    • Abstract/Summary

    • Biographical/Historical information

    • Exhibitions information

    • Awards information

    • Related Item information

    • Other misc. information