5.A. Preliminary rule

5.A.1. Punctuation

Developed from ISBD (NBM) Area 5, Punctuation patternPrecede this area by a full stop, space, dash, space (. - ) or start a new paragraph.
Precede other physical details (i.e., other than specific material designation and extent, or dimensions) by a space, colon, space ( : )
Precede dimensions by a space, semicolon, space ( ; )
Precede each statement of accompanying material by a space, plus sign, space ( + )
Enclose detailed qualifying information for each element in parentheses ( () ).

5.A.2. Sources of information

Take information recorded in this area from any appropriate source. Take explicitly or implicitly stated information from the item itself.