revised edition

What is revised edition?

revised edition meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

An edition in which a previously published work is substantially altered by correction, deletion, or the addition of supplementary material, either by the original author/editor or another writer, usually to expand the content or bring it up-to-date. Some revised editions are not as “revised” as they claim to be (caveat emptor). The extent of revision may be indicated in a new foreword or preface. Frequency of revision usually depends on the amount of new material available but may also be linkd to a decline in sales of the preceding edition. In library cataloging, the abbreviation Rev. ed. is given in the edition statement of the bibliographic record to indicate that an edition is revised. Usually synonymous with second edition. Compare with expanded edition.


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