Difference between revisions of "Almanacs"

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==Date of publication==
 
==Date of publication==
Almanacs were typically printed in the autumn preceding their year of calculation. Therefore, imprint dates will usually need to be corrected.
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Almanacs were typically published in the autumn preceding their year of calculation. Assume this is the case unless there is proof that an almanac was not published until the year of calculation, and adjust the imprint date.  
 
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  008/07-14 1676bbbb
 
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  046  x ǂc 1677
 
  046  x ǂc 1677
 
  260 London : ǂb Printed by J.D. for the Company of Stationers, ǂc 1677 [i.e. 1676].
 
  260 London : ǂb Printed by J.D. for the Company of Stationers, ǂc 1677 [i.e. 1676].
  500 Almanacs were printed the year preceding the date of calculation.
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  500 Almanacs were published the year preceding the date of calculation.
  
 
Modern (i.e., printed 1830 and later) almanacs often do not include an imprint date at all, but will include a date as part of the title or elsewhere. Assume that the publication date is the preceding year, and include it in the publication statement in square brackets (following RDA 2.2.4, Other sources of information).
 
Modern (i.e., printed 1830 and later) almanacs often do not include an imprint date at all, but will include a date as part of the title or elsewhere. Assume that the publication date is the preceding year, and include it in the publication statement in square brackets (following RDA 2.2.4, Other sources of information).

Revision as of 11:23, 29 March 2016

Fixed fields

Nature of contents (Cont): 5, for "calendars"

Title

In general, consider the clause following a short title of author's last name and year as part of the title proper.

245 10 ǂa Perkins, 1643. A new almanacke, and prognostication, for the yeere of our Lord God, 1643 : ǂb being the third from the bissextile or leape-yeere, and from the worlds creation, 5606 : composed and chiefly referred to the meridian of the famous city of London / |c made and set forth by Samuel Perkins, well-willer to the mathematicks.
246 30 ǂa New almanacke, and prognostication, for the yeere of our Lord God, 1643

Publisher

Use relationship designator ǂe publisher for the Company of Stationers.

Date of publication

Almanacs were typically published in the autumn preceding their year of calculation. Assume this is the case unless there is proof that an almanac was not published until the year of calculation, and adjust the imprint date.

008/06 s
008/07-14 1676bbbb
046  x ǂc 1677
260 London : ǂb Printed by J.D. for the Company of Stationers, ǂc 1677 [i.e. 1676].
500 Almanacs were published the year preceding the date of calculation.

Modern (i.e., printed 1830 and later) almanacs often do not include an imprint date at all, but will include a date as part of the title or elsewhere. Assume that the publication date is the preceding year, and include it in the publication statement in square brackets (following RDA 2.2.4, Other sources of information).

245 04 The Shakespeare almanac for 1894.
264 01 ... ǂc [1893].

Form terms

655 7 Almanacs. ǂ2 rbgenr 
655 7 Ephemerides. ǂ2 rbgenr

Subject headings

  • None, in general.
  • Almanacs with sections containing "Astrological judgments" or similar wording, use subject heading:
650 0 Mundane astrology ǂv Early works to 1800.

Related place

Do not use MARC field 751 for the prime meridien or other associated place names

Example

Samuel Perkins, Perkins 1633 : a new almanacke and prognostication for the yeere of our Lord God, 1633 : being the first after the bissextile, or leape yeere, and from the worlds creation 5595 : composed, and chiefly referred to the meridian of the famous city of London / made and set forth by Samuel Perkins, well-willer to the mathematickes, gent. London : Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1633]. Shelfmark STC 495.8 Bd.w. STC 419.2