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2.8. Paperbacks and Hardbacks

Do NOT combine paperbacks and hardbacks when the items differ from one another in the following ways:


Paperbacks should be added to existing hard cover records for books that do not fit any of the above criteria, provided that the title record in question is the same type (i.e. NOT large print, a special edition, or an audio/electronic resources, etc.). Add mass market paperbacks to the record for the hardcover edition, in spite of changes in edition, publisher, dimensions, and pagination, if the content is the same.

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