5.5.1.  Common title/section title

Consider all parts of the title proper--field 245 , subfields $a, $n, and $p--when determining whether one title conflicts with another.  Do not assign a uniform title based on the common title or section title alone.

130 0# $a Journal. $n Part A (Association of Retired Physicists)

[made up examples]

245 10 $a Journal. $n Part A.

130 0# $a Journal. $n Part A (Society for the Preservation of Victorian Houses)

245 10 $a Journal. $n Part A / $c Society for the Preservation of Victorian Houses.

If one serial is a supplement to another serial, or is otherwise related, and a uniform title has been created for the other serial, create a uniform title for the serial in hand, retaining the qualifier for the other serial (see CCM 5.5).

Parent entry:

130 0# $a Newsletter (Society of the Seven Sages)


130 0# $a Newsletter (Society of the Seven Sages). $p Supplement.

[made up example]

See LCRI 25.5B for treatment of main series/ subseries as a type of common title/section title.

5.5.2.  Title is the same as a name

When a series title or any other title represented by an SAR consists of no more than the name or an abbreviated form of the name of a corporate body, personal name, or geographic heading, create a uniform title qualified with the word "Series" (see LCRI 25.5B for further details).

490 1# $a Oxford Historical Society

830 #0 $a Oxford Historical Society (Series)

5.5.3.  Changes in uniform title qualifiers

In general, once a uniform title has been created, do not change the qualifier, even though the qualifying term may change on later issues ( FN 5).  Create a new record, however, when the corporate body has been used as the qualifier and the body or the form of the name of the body changes.  For further information on changes that require new records, see Module 16.

Changes in the place ( FN6), date, or frequency used as qualifiers do not require a new record nor do they necessitate changing the uniform title.  Such changes may be brought out in notes or other areas of the record, when appropriate.  In some cases, it may be considered desirable to make a title added entry ( 246 ) qualified by the new place when the change is quite severe (e.g., when the change is from one country to another).  This is a matter of cataloger’s judgment.

5.5.4.  Online versions

When a record for the print version with the same title exists and already it contains a uniform title because of a conflict with a different title, prefer to use the uniform title of the print version as the basis of the uniform title for the online version, even if the place of publication appearing on the online version is different from the place used as part of the qualifier for the print ( FN 7) (see also CCM 31.5.4):

Record for the print:

130 0# $a Hypertension (Dallas, Tex. : 1979)

Record for the e-serial:

130 0# $a Hypertension (Dallas, Tex. : 1979 : Online)

260 ## $a [Philadelphia, PA] : $b ...

[The e-serial is actually published in Philadelphia.]

This practice provides for collocation of the titles if different places of publication appear on the print or online later issues.

Changes to qualifiers that do not require a new record

Changes to qualifiers that require a new record




Edition statement

Other title information

Other qualifiers

Corporate body/conference name

Physical medium

See also:

Module 5.  Uniform Titles (Fields 130 and 240)