A series is defined as a group of separate works related to one another by the fact that each work bears, in addition to its own title proper, a series title applying to the group as a whole.  Television series, theatrical serials, newsreels, and non-television educational and technical series intended to be viewed consecutively are described in Chapter 1.  Such types of series titles are considered part of the title proper because the episode or part titles are ambiguous or meaningless unless they are used within the context of their series titles.  This chapter discusses series which are not television and which do not need to be viewed consecutively.  The individual works may or may not be numbered.  A series statement is treated separately from the title of each of its parts.  In addition to the following rules, for further guidance on the treatment of non-television series, see also AACR2 1.6.  For guidance on series added entries, see AACR2, Chapters 21, 25, and 26.

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6.  Series Area