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message 1: by Nan (new)

Nan (xxmzsmilesxx) | 1167 comments I know from the manual that we are not allowed to change covers of published books and instead add an ACE. However, what about ARCs and beta copies, are they considered "published" materials?


message 2: by Z-squared (new)

Z-squared | 8580 comments ARCs are considered published, not sure about beta copies. I wouldn't mind clarification on that point as well.

In the case of an ARC, go ahead and make an ACE for it, leave the ISBN blank, and put "ARC edition" in the edition field. Set the pub date to the official publication date for the first, 'real' published edition (to avoid confusion and because it's so hard to determine the 'pub' date of an ARC edition).

If the ARC edition was added with the ISBN, you should move the ISBN to the officially published edition with the new cover. This is the only time moving an ISBN is allowed.


message 3: by Nan (new)

Nan (xxmzsmilesxx) | 1167 comments Thanks Z!


message 4: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 43498 comments Mod
"Beta copies" can mean a whole range of things. Many are just ARCs with very limited distribution, and would be handled like any ARC. Others are much earlier in the process. Fortunately, in such cases there usually is no cover yet.


message 5: by Z-squared (new)

Z-squared | 8580 comments rivka wrote: ""Beta copies" can mean a whole range of things. Many are just ARCs with very limited distribution, and would be handled like any ARC. Others are much earlier in the process. Fortunately, in such ca..."

Thanks Rivka!


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