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  • Page - The number of the page on which the content begins. This is the number which is actually printed on the page of the publication, not the count of pages from the start. Caution: Do not use the table of contents to determine the page numbers of a publication's contents. Enter content page data by going through the publication and entering the numbers which are printed on the pages on which contents begin.
    • Pages without a printed page number - For contents starting on pages which do not have a printed page number, the following rules apply.
      • Unnumbered pages within a range of numbered pages - Quite often in book publications and occasionally in magazines, the publisher/designer chooses not to print a number on the page on which a story, artwork, or essay begins. If the page is not numbered, and is within a range of numbered pages (i.e. the pages which follow the first numbered page within a publication), its page number can be derived from the nearest numbered page.
      • Unnumbered pages within a range of unnumbered pages - If a content starts on an unnumbered page within a range of unnumbered pages, its page number should first be derived and then entered in squared brackets. The page number can be derived by counting forward from the first page of the section of unnumbered pages. For example, if a content appears on the fifth page in a range of unnumbered pages, enter "[5]". Do not use brackets for unnumbered pages which fall within a range of numbered pages. (See the first bullet under this subsection.) If the entire publication is unnumbered, determine the pages for contents manually, starting from the first page after the front loose endpaper, and enter the page numbers for contents in brackets.
      • Special designations
        • fc - front cover of a magazine which doesn't include the covers in its pagination.
        • fep - front end paper of a book publication, or inside front cover of a magazine which doesn't include the covers in its pagination.
        • bp - unnumbered pages that precede pagination (although generally you can derive the page number and enter it in brackets).
        • ep - unnumbered pages that follow pagination (although generally you can derive the page number and enter it in brackets).
        • bep - back end paper of a book publication, or inside back cover of a magazine which doesn't include the covers in its pagination.
        • bc - back cover of a magazine which doesn't include the covers in its pagination.
    • Roman-numeraled pages - For pages in introductory material which use Roman numerals, use the lower case form. If a work appears on an unnumbered page within a range of Roman-numeraled pages, its page number can be derived from the nearest numbered page.
    • Exception for works which have illustrations preceding their title pages - If a magazine presents artwork for a story or essay preceding the piece's title page, and it is apparent that the art accompanies the text, the starting page of the story or essay should be the page number of the artwork which illustrates it. If you're creating content records for both the work and its illustration, they would have the same starting page. (See "Sorting" below for multiple works appearing on the same page.) If there is no indication that the artwork is related to the text on the succeeding pages, and no indication in the table of contents that it illustrates the work, then do not count it as the first page of the work.
    • Sorting - If the entered page number causes the item to appear in the wrong position relative to the other items in the publication, you can append an optional "sorting" number which will control where the item will display in the contents section of a publication record. To enter a "sorting" page number, append the "pipe" character ("|") to the end of the regular page number value and then enter the number that the software will use to determine where to display the content. For example, a content entered as "10|1" will display as appearing on page 10, but will be displayed in the publication record as the first item. The "sorting" number can be either a whole number like 23 or 355 or a decimal number like 3.2 or 567.001. The only limitation is that the total number of characters in the "Page" field cannot exceed 20. Other uses for sorting contents using the pipe method:
      • Multiple titles, i.e. two or more short works (story, poem, essay or artwork) appearing on the same page. For example, the first work on page 25 should be entered as "25|25.1", the second as "25|25.2", etc.
      • Books where numbering is restarted for various reasons, like Ace Doubles, omnibuses, etc.
      • Contents appearing on unnumbered pages prior to page 1, using decimals in the sorting number. For example, use "[4]|0.1" if the first content in the publication appears on the fourth unnumbered page, and use "[6]|0.2" if the second content appears on the sixth unnumbered page.
      • Uncommon page numbers like A-1, B-2, etc.
      • Boxed sets, to sort individual volumes within the set.
      • Unpaginated publications, like ebooks or audio recordings. In these cases, enter the pipe first and then proceed to number each content in the order in which they appear.
      • Artwork appearing on unnumbered plates.
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