Capitalization and punctuation:  Capitalize the first word of both the series title and the episode, part, or segment title.  For English language titles, lowercase the words that follow an initial article, except for proper nouns.  These titles and numeric designations, i.e., a term and a number, should be separated from the series title with the use of a period and a space.  If a numeric designation is followed by an episode, part, or segment title, they should be separated by a comma and a space.  If these titles are followed by a numeric designation, they should be separated by a period and a space.

The individual works within a series are distinguished from each other by an identifying element.  The identifying elements can be episode, part, or segment titles, numeric designations, dates, or descriptive phrases or numbers.

The following types of moving image materials are cataloged under their series title and identifying element:  television series, theatrical serials, newsreels, and non-television educational and technical series intended to be viewed consecutively.

245 00 $a All in the family. $p Archie’s cousin. $n Part 1.

245 00 $a Introduction to mathematics. $n No. 1, $p Numeration systems.

245 04 $a The march of time. $n Vol. 14, no. 18, $p Watchdogs of the mail.

When variant forms of series titles or terms of the numeric designation, such as chapter or episode, are found within a series, generally use the predominant form of the title or term.  If there is no predominant form, choose one form.  Instructions are given throughout 1B1.1 for specific cases.

When a series title changes permanently, use the series title for the time period of the episode being cataloged.  See Appendix A3.5.

245 00 $a Disneyland. $p When knighthood was in flower.
(Series title from 1954-1958.)

245 00 $a Walt Disney presents. $p Flash, the teenage otter.
(Series title from 1959-1961.)

245 00 $a Walt Disney’s wonderful world of color. $p How the West was won.
(Series title from 1962-1969.)

When variant forms of the series title are found on the preferred source and/or in secondary sources within the same year(s), and they are not rerelease or reissue titles, use the predominant form as the series title.  If there is not a predominant form, choose one form for the series title.  All other variant series titles should be placed in a note.  Make title added entries for the other forms of variant series titles with the identifying elements.  For rerelease or reissue titles, see 1D.

245 04 $a The Ruff and Reddy show. $n [1964-02-08]

246 1# $i Title on can: $a Ruff & Reddy show. $n 1964-02-08

246 1# $i Title on leader: $a Ruff & Ready. $n 1964-02-08

246 1# $i Title from paperwork: $a Ruff ‘n Reddy. $n 1964-02-08

Abbreviations for terms (e.g., no., vol., pt.) may be used in the title proper for consistency, even when not found on the preferred source.

When individual works within a series have different identifying elements, see the section for each type of series for guidance on deciding which element to choose.

Supplied dates used as part of the title proper should be bracketed.  Use the YYYY-MM-DD (year-month-day) format.  When only the year is known, use the YYYY format.

245 00 $a All my children. $n [1983-03-31].

245 04 $a The Annual Baptist Conference. $n [1986].

245 04 $a The Tracey Ullman show. $n [1987], show no. 1.

245 04 $a The Tracey Ullman show. $n [1988], show no. 1

When it is necessary to record a numeric designation as part of the title proper, it must include a term found on the preferred source or other sources.  Do not include numeric designations in titles where the number represents part of a unit count, e.g., source states "Part 2," meaning reel 2.

245 00 $a 60 minutes. $n Vol. 7, no. 29.

245 00 $a Pathé news. $n No. 21.

245 00 $a Perils of Nyoka. $n Chapter 9, $p Burned alive.

245 00 $a All in the family. $p Archie’s cousin. $n Part 1.

When various terms are used preceding numbers within a series, choose the one that is predominant.  If there is no predominant term, choose one of the terms.  Whenever the term is supplied, enclose it in brackets.

245 04 $a The adventures of Rex and Rinty. $n Chapter 1.

245 04 $a The adventures of Rex and Rinty. $n Chapter 2.

245 04 $a The adventures of Rex and Rinty. $n [Chapter] 3.

If no term is found, supply the term "No." enclosed in brackets, i.e., [No.].

If the usage of the form of the number is inconsistent (roman, arabic, and/or spelled-out numerals are found), use the arabic numeral enclosed in brackets.

245 00 $a All in the family. $p Edith’s crisis of faith. $n Part [2].

See also:

1B1.1.  Television series

1B1.2.  Theatrical serials

1B1.3.  Newsreels

1B1.4.  Non-television educational and technical series intended to be viewed consecutively

See also:

1B.  Title proper

1.  Title and Statement of Responsibility Area