Once a new record is created, the old record is "closed off", i.e., certain elements are completed to show that the serial record is "dead." The extent to which each element is completed depends on the issues that are in hand and the information that is available.

Possible situations are:

Last issue is in hand

Last issue is known, though not in hand

Last issue is not known

The following fields may be affected:

Ending date of publ.  Fixed field 008/11-14

Publication status  Fixed field 008/06

Date of publication  260 $c

Extent of item   300 $a

Ending designation  362 0 or 1

Dates in notes  246, 310, 5XX

Succeeding entry   785


See also:

Module 16. Changes That Require a New Record