Main entry

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A main entry is the first and, in any case, necessary entry of a publication in a library catalog . At the time of the card catalog , the main entry of a publication was sorted in the corresponding place in the alphabetical catalog . For example, classification according to the name of the author, the author or the publication title is possible. Further entries were referred to as secondary entries .

According to the RAK used in the German-speaking area, a main entry consists of the unchanged uniform entry , only additions and additions can be added.


Individual evidence

  1. ^ Laboratory for Standardization (Ed.): Rules for alphabetical cataloging in academic libraries. RAK-WB. 2nd, revised and expanded edition. German National Library, Frankfurt am Main 2007, ISBN 978-3-933641-88-5 , p. 82, ( online , (PDF; 32.7 MB)).