Notes. A repeatable, free-text field. When using more than one #600 field, divide the information up to correspond with ISBD area divisions, and enter it in that order, i.e. starting with notes relating to the title and statement of responsibility, and then proceeding to publication details, and so forth. Within each note, use ISBD punctuation (in describing authorship, for example). The various types of notes are described below in the order in which they would appear if they all occurred in the same record.

NB: #600 fields are not used to record information relating to the copy; this is entered into subfield |c of the #800 fields.

Title-related notes

Notes in this area are most commonly used in photolithographic reprints of pre-modern books, which constitute a very large part of our collection. Our practice is to derive the main title from the original, not the title-page of the reproduction, which we record in a note, with a corresponding #230 field:

#200 子書百家|9zi shu bai jia
#230 百子全書|9bai zi quan shu
#600 書名頁題《百子全書》
#200 古史 ^六十卷^|9gu shi
#230 景印宋本古史|9ying yin song ben gu shi
#600 書名頁題《景印宋本古史》

In pre-modern books (where the title is derived from the first chapter of the text), what appears to be a title-page (書名頁) is actually what is correctly termed feng mian 封面:

#200 周禮 ^六卷^|9zhou li
#230 周禮節訓|9zhou li jie xun
#600 封面題名《周禮節訓》
#200 增補彙音 ^六卷^|9zeng bu hui yin
#230 增補十五音|9zeng bu shi wu yin
#600 封面題名《增補十五音》
#200 聖蹟圖 ^不分卷^|9sheng ji tu
#230 聖蹟之圖|9sheng ji zhi tu
#600 封面題名《聖蹟之圖》篆字四字

Alternative titles should be noted:

#200 大武經校注|9da wu jing jiao zhu
#230 牛經大全|9niu jing da quan
#600 亦名《牛經大全》

If the only difference is a reign period, although an added title should always be entered, it is usually otiose to make a note. This situation is particularly common in the case of gazetteers, and in the following examples a #600 is not needed:

#200 昭文縣志 ^十卷首一卷^|9shao wen xian zhi
#230 雍正昭文縣志|9yong zheng shao wen xian zhi
#200 民國海門縣圖志 ^十五卷^|9min guo hai men xian tu zhi
#230 海門縣圖志|9hai men xian tu zhi

If the work contains sections worthy of mention but which it would be inappropriate to enter as separate titles in fields #200a, #201 &c, enter them in a note:

#600 附英文摘要
#600 附書名索引
#600 附分類目錄, 作者姓名索引

Author-related notes

If the statement of responsibility is either wrong or absent, and the authorship can be discovered from an outside source, make an appropriate note. Use ISBD punctuation where necessary. Index the names from #300 or #310 fields:

#300 傅乃琦|9fu nai qi
#600 傅乃琦著
#300 錢培榮|9qian pei rong
#300a李炳莘|9li bing shen
#600 錢培榮主編 ; 李炳莘校

In cases where the author's name is contained in the title, no note is necessary - it is simply indexed from a #300 field in its standard form, creating an author authority record where necessary:

#200 陶大鏞文集|9tao da yong wen ji
#300 陶大鏞|9tao da yong
#200 王闓運手批唐詩選|9wang kai yun shou pi tang shi xuan
#300 (清)王闓運|9wang kai yun
#200 馬加文集|9ma jia wen ji
#300 白曉光|9bai xiao guang

Imprint-related notes

If there are differences between the information given in the colophon and the title-page, make a note if they are considered significant. In such cases of discrepancy, the colophon is usually right:

#420 上海書店|9shang hai shu dian
#600 書名頁題「上海古籍書店出版」
#430 1987
#600 書名頁題1986年出版
#430 1989
#600 書名頁題1988.6

If the work is a photolithographic reprint of an older edition, give details of the original edition in a note:

#600 影印清咸豐四年[1854]刊本
#600 影印日本花園大學圖書館藏宋刊海內外孤本

If publishers or congshu titles are mentioned in such notes, they are indexed from fields #640 and #646, which bear the same relation to the #600 field as #440 and #446 do to the #409 field.