4.2.7 Series

[type of data: transcribed data; repeatable]

Function:

  • To allow a user with a citation that includes or consists of a series title to identify the serial title as the one being sought.

For serial titles with series statements that change, transcribe each series statement separately with an indication of the date span during which this series statement appeared, placing the most current series statement first. Generally, record the numbering within a series only if all issues of the serial title carry the same series number or contiguous numbers within the series.

Transcribe the title of the series exactly as to wording, order and spelling, but not necessarily as to punctuation and capitalization. Capitalize the first word of the title and any proper names that appear in the title in accord with the language and script of the series statement. Give the numbering of the item within the series, if applicable, in the terms given in the item, preceded by a space, a semicolon, and a space. Enclose the series statement in parentheses unless the cataloging system being used will supply these parentheses on display.

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