If a bibliographer orders a new print edition of a book and indicates the earlier edition can be withdrawn, but that earlier edition has been designated an EAST retention commitment copy, do we have to keep the older edition or can we transfer the retention note to the newer edition?

The acceptability of replacing an older item with a newer edition is highly dependent the materials being replaced. Out of scope materials need not have a retention commitment (see FAQ scope question). If the material is in scope, please refer to the Replacing Editions document for examples of what is and is not acceptable.

Note: If the new edition is an electronic edition, please retain the older print edition.