*Please excuse cross posting*Hi,
I'm trying to teach my new catalogers about cataloging self-published books. We have lots of things like personal histories (but not exclusively those) that we're working with which are printed by individuals or families, mainly for limited distribution within that family. These are different than print-on-demand and other books that are printed through Amazon like CreateSpace, etc. As you know it's very hard to tell where and by whom they're printed; sometimes the publication date is either missing or not clear. Etc., etc., etc.
What I really need is some clear direction specifically on how to deal with the publisher. Is the publisher the individual writing the book, and should that name be put in the 264 field? This was common practice back in the day, but I'm thinking that might not be correct practice anymore. RDA doesn't seem to mention self-publication specifically (at least that I can find) so given that, does the instruction to use [name of publisher not identified] apply? Since I'm instructing novices here, it would help if you could give me "chapter and verse" where I can find an official statement or guideline that I can give to them.
I really appreciate your help. Thank you.
Author in publisher info is what I've been doing.
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