Years of Operation

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Definition: The beginning and end years of when a publisher was publishing, whether or not they were publishing comics the entire time.

Option: Optional

Data Entry:

  • Two validated field for an integer value: Year Began and Year Ended.
  • Check the Year Began Uncertain if the Year Began is uncertain or unknown. A question mark will appear next the Year Began when the Publisher Years of Operations is displayed.
  • Check the Year Ended Uncertain if the Year Ended is uncertain. A question mark will appear next the Year Ended when the Publisher Years of Operations is displayed.

Notes:

  • Indexers must limit the value for both the Year Began and Year Ended to a valid year between 1800 and the current year (+1).
  • Indexers must ensure that the Year Began is a year not greater than Year Ended.
  • Indexers should either enter a value in the Year Began or check the Year Began Uncertain.
  • Indexers must leave Year Ended blank if publisher is or may still be publishing.



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