Introduction, Discussion Points, References, and Definitions of Terms

22.1.  Introduction

22.2.  Brief description of the codes

22.2.1.  ALA

22.2.2.  AACR

22.3.  Choice of entry and changes in entry

22.3.1.  Choice of entry

22.3.2.  Changes in entry

a.  Title changes

b.  Corporate body changes

c.  Personal name changes

22.4.  Description

22.4.1.  Basis for the description

22.4.2.  Capitalization, punctuation, and bracketing

22.4.3.  Transcription of the title

a.  Truncated titles

b.  Short titles

c.  Generic titles

d.  Titles of short duration

e.  Initialism plus full form of title

f.   Field 247 and successive entry records

g.  Subtitles

h.  Mark of omission

i.   Parallel titles

22.4.4.  Statement of authorship

22.4.5.  Holdings

22.4.6.  Imprint

22.4.7.  Collation

22.4.8.  Series

22.4.9.  Notes

a.  Frequency

b.  Duration of publication

c.  Notes relating to issuing body/corporate author

d.  Notes relating to preceding and succeeding titles

e.  Notes relating to key title

f.   Variations in title

g.  Notes relating to titles appearing on various parts of the serial

h.  No more published?

i.   Combined notes

22.4.10.  Supplements

22.4.11.  Indexes

22.4.12.  936 field (AACR)

22.5.  Headings for corporate bodies

22.5.1.  Introduction

a.  ALA

b.  AACR

22.5.2.  Government bodies

22.5.3.  Non-government bodies

a.  Societies

b.  Institutions

c.  Miscellaneous bodies

22.5.4.  Deletions and changes to the entry element

a.  Inverted names

b.  Words denoting royalty, national, etc.

c.  Acronyms and initialisms

22.5.5.  Style

a.  Capitalization

b.  Abbreviations

c.  Italics

22.6.  Further examples -- online records


I wish to express my gratitude to Dorothy Glasby for the assistance she provided during the preparation of this module.  Her many years of serials cataloging experience were invaluable in determining the intrinsic nature of the rules and the various practices followed at the Library of Congress.  In addition, I wish to thank Judy Kuhagen for her review of the final draft.  ~ Jean Hirons

See also:

Part 2.  Adapting Records