This field contains notes on this edition of the item or on works related to the item when there is no corresponding linking entry field. This includes previous titles of monographs and continuing resources. It may include a note taken from the item itself. If more than one note is to be recorded, each is entered in a repeated field 305.
Although there are no rules on punctuation in this field, it is recommended that any citations made to other works use ISBD punctuation (EX 1,3) unless they are quotations from the text of the document itself. Any such quotations should be enclosed within quotation marks. (EX 5, 6)
300 GENERAL NOTE
Although field 300 can be used as an alternative to 305, it is recommended that 305 be used for bibliographic history notes when possible.
311 NOTES PERTAINING TO LINKING FIELDS
Field 311 is used for bibliographic history notes related to linking fields.
This field contains a note about publication, distribution, etc. of the item.
Indicator 1: blank (not defined)
Indicator 2: blank (not defined)
$a Text of Note. Not repeatable.
Notes on Field Contents
The field contains data relating to publication and distribution of the item which is not entered in field 210 PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, ETC. When more than one note is to be recorded, each is entered in a repeated field 306.
210 PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, ETC.
Some cataloguing codes relegate distributor and printer to a note, in which case field 306 may be used (EX 1).
620 PLACE AND DATE OF PUBLICATION, PERFORMANCE, ETC
Access point form of the place of publication, distribution, may be entered in field 620.
EX 1: 306 ##$aThe imprint is false; printed by Ruddiman on the evidence of the ornaments
EX 2: 306 ##$aImprint in volume 3: Tring : Lion Press
The imprint in volume 3 of a three volume work differs from that of the two earlier volumes.
EX 3: 210 ##$aLeipzig$cBey Wolffgang Stürmer zu finden.$d
306 ##$aColophon: Leipzig / Gedruckt durch Valentin Am Ende. Jm Jahr M.DC.X
307 NOTES PERTAINING TO PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
This field contains a note about the physical description of the item.
The field contains data relating to the physical description of the item which is not entered in field 215 PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION. When more that one note is to be recorded, each is entered in a repeated field 307
215 PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
The physical description is recorded in a formalized form in field 215.