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Dates (RDA 2.7.6, 2.8.6, 2.9.6, 2.10.6, 2.11)
Publication date: “A date associated with the publication, release, or issuing of a resource” – RDA 126.96.36.199.
Copyright date: “A date associated with a claim of protection under copyright or a similar regime. Copyright dates include phonogram dates, that is, dates associated with claims of protection for audio recordings” – RDA 188.8.131.52
Production date: “A date associated with the inscription, fabrication, construction, etc., of a resource in an unpublished form”– RDA 184.108.40.206.
Distribution date: “A date associated with the distribution of a resource in a published form” – RDA 220.127.116.11.
Manufacture date: ”A date associated with the printing, duplicating, casting, etc., of a resource in a published form” – RDA 18.104.22.168.
Code all dates in MARC field 264, ǂc
Code OCLC fixed fields DtSt (MARC 008/06) using appropriate codes and Dates (MARC 008/07-14)
Publication and Copyright Dates (RDA 2.8.6)
A book of travelers’ tales
This Picador edition published in 1986 by Pan Books Ltd in Cavaye Place, London.
264 _1 London : ǂb Pan Books Ltd, ǂc 1986.
OCLC Fixed Field DtSt: s Dates: 1986
Publication Date inferred from a copyright date: (RDA 22.214.171.124, LC-PCC PS)
If an item has a copyright date but lacks a publication date, “[s]upply a date of publication that corresponds to the copyright date, in square brackets” – RDA 126.96.36.199, LC-PCC PS.
PINES local practice: if a publication date is inferred from a copyright date, place the date in brackets for 264 _1 and record the copyright date in 264_4:
264 _1 New York : ǂb New Directions, ǂc 
264 _4 ǂc ©2013
OCLC Fixed Field DtSt: s Dates: 2013
Publication Date that Differs from Copyright Date (RDA 188.8.131.52)
THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by Tennessee Williams
264 _1 New York : ǂb New Directions, ǂc 2011.
264 _4 ǂc ©1989
OCLC Fixed Field DtSt: t Dates: 2011, 1989.
Publication Date Not Identified in a Single-Part Manifestation (RDA 184.108.40.206, LC-PCC PS 2.)
If the copyright date is the year following the year in which the publication is received, supply a date of publication that corresponds to the copyright date.
Date of publication not given.
Title page verso ©2009
Item received in 2008
264 _1 New York : ǂb Lifetime Library, ǂc 
264 _4 ǂc ©2009
OCLC Fixed Field DtSt: t Dates: 2009, 2009
Publication Dates: Date of Related Manifestations (RDA 27.1)
Title page on Resource:
The COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO
Toronto New York
Verso of Title Page:
First Bantam edition
Published by Bantam Books
Originally published by MJ Ivers in US, 1892.
245 _4 The Count of Monte Cristo / ǂc Alexandre Dumas.
240 10 Comte de Monte-Cristo. ǂl English
250 First Bantam edition.
264 _1 Toronto ; ǂa New York : ǂb Bantam Books, ǂc 1990.
500 Originally published by MJ Ivers in US, 1892.
OCLC Fixed Field DtSt r Dates: 1990, 1892.
Multipart Monographs (RDA 220.127.116.11)
“If the first issue, part, or iteration of a multipart monograph … is available, record a date of production of that issue, part, or iteration, followed by a hyphen.”
264 _1 Toronto ; ǂa New York : ǂb Bantam Books, ǂc 1990-
OCLC Fixed Field coding for open dates: Record the date of the first part/volume and leave the date open using 9999.
DtSt: m Dates: 1990,9999
After the last volume arrives, close the date with the date on the last copy.
264 _1 Toronto ; ǂa New York : ǂb Bantam Books, ǂc 1990-1998.
300 6 volume
DtSt m Dates: 1990, 1998.
Supplied Dates (RDA 1.9.2)
If a date does not appear or is unclear on the source of information, supply an approximate date of publication. Indicate the source if taken from somewhere other than the resource.
Actual known record as: 
Either one of two consecutive years record as: [1971 or 1972]
Probable year record as: [2000?]
Probable range of years record as: [between 1970 and 1979?]
Earliest possible date know record as: [not before August, 2011]
Latest possible date known record as: [not after 1865]
Examples of coding:
264 _1 New York : ǂb Lifetime Library, ǂc [1960?]
DtSt: s Dates: 1960
264 _1 New York : ǂb Lifetime Library, ǂc [between 1970 and 1979]
DtSt: s Dates: 197u
264 _1 New York : ǂb Lifetime Library, ǂc [between 1800-1899]
DtSt: s Dates: 18uu
Example wording on resource:
“O.P. Mims, written on a dark, dreary, snowy day–December 2, 1974”.
264 _0 ǂc [not before December 1974]
DtSt: s Dates: 1974
Fictitious or incorrect dates (RDA 18.104.22.168)
“If the date as it appears in the resource is known to be fictitious or incorrect, make a note giving the actual date” – RDA 22.214.171.124.
264 _1 Paris : ǂb Impr. Vincent, ǂc 1798.
500 Actually published in Brussels by Morens in 1883.
Date of Publication Not Identified (RDA 126.96.36.199)
Follow LC-PCC PS guidelines and try to supply a probable date. If a date can be supplied, indicate if from a different source. If no date can be supplied, then record as: [date of publication not identified].
264 _1 Atlanta, Ga. : ǂb [publisher not identified], ǂc [date of publication not identified]
Manufacture Date (RDA 2.10.6)
Date of manufacture (printing) in place of publication
“If an item lacking a publication date contains a copyright date and a date of manufacture and the year is the same for both, supply a date of publication that corresponds to that date, in square brackets, if it seems reasonable to assume that date is a likely publication date” – RDA 188.8.131.52 LC-PCC PS)
… Or you Can Let Him Go
Toronto New York
First Bantam printing: April 1987
264 1 Toronto [Ont.] : ǂa New York : ǂb Bantam, ǂc 
DtSt: s Dates: 1987
Date of publication not given
t.p. verso ©1980, 1980 printing
If it is determined the printing company on a resource also publishes, you may treat it as a publisher.
264 _ 1 : ǂb XX Printing, LLC, ǂc 
264 _ 1 : ǂb [publisher not identified], ǂc 
264 _ 3 : ǂb Dire Printing Sh. Co.
264 _ 3 : ǂb Dire Printing Sh. Co., ǂc September 2013. </wrap>
For all above examples:DtSt: s Dates: 2013
Manufacture date with Publication Date: (RDA 2.17.13)
Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Junior Literary Guild
28th printing 1987
264 _1 New York : ǂb Junior Literary Guild : ǂb Coward-McCann, ǂc 1952.
500 Description based on 28th printing, 1987.
DtSt: s Dates: 1952