chief source of informationn.DescriptionThe prescribed source of data identifying an object being described.
NotesCataloging rules prescribe a hierarchy of typical sources of information, the chief source of information being the first available in the hierarchy. For books, the title page is preferred as the chief source of information over a cover title. For archival collections, the finding aid typically serves as the chief source of information.
Word of the Weeksubscribe
Terms trending now...