a.  Form:

Change roman numerals to arabic numerals (AACR2 C.2B1.).   Example

Do not make this substitution when doing so makes the statement less clear (e.g., when roman and arabic numerals are used in conjunction to distinguish different levels of numbering).  Transcribe the roman numeral(s) as given in such a case (AACR2 C.2B2.)   Example

Convert words to numbers (AACR2 C.3B1.).   Example


Figure 8.16.

In Figure 8.16., "One:one" stands for volume 1, number 1.  The words are converted to numbers but no additional words are added.

362  0#  $a1:1 (Feb. 1991)-


When converting unabbreviated non-English words in languages other than Chinese, Japanese, or Korean to ordinal numbers, give in the form of 1., 2., etc. rather than in the language of the text (LCRI C.8.B. ).   Example

Omit days of the week.   Example

b.  Punctuation:  ( FN8)

Generally, separate volume numbers and internal numbers with a comma.   Example

AACR2 12.3B1/LCRI 12.3B1. and 12.3C1/LCRI 12.3C1. say to transcribe the numbering as found, with the exception of punctuation ( FN9).  Making such exceptions is particularly useful when transcribing compound years and double issues.  Substituting a slash for the hyphen that is commonly found on such issues will produce a more intelligible designation, particularly once it is closed off.  A general guideline to follow is to change the punctuation only when it will clarify the presentation of the numbering.   Example

c.  Abbreviations:

Abbreviate words associated with numbers, names of months and other words to be given in the designation according to the table of abbreviations in AACR2 Appendix B.  If a word is already abbreviated on the piece, give the word in the form that is found.  Do not use an abbreviation if it is not on the piece or if it is not included in Appendix B.

Some common examples of usage are:

Use "Vol." for the first numeric designation in a formatted 362, "Description based on" note or "Latest issue consulted" note.   Example

Use "v." or the abbreviation given on the piece for the final numeric designation (even if there is no beginning designation).   Example

Use "no." when supplying the abbreviation for the singular or the plural.   Examples

Use "nos." when this form appears on the piece.   Example

Abbreviate months of the year according to AACR2 B.15.   Example

d.  Capitalization:

Use the standard capitalization practice according to the language of the piece (AACR2 Appendix A).

Capitalize the first word in field 362.  Capitalize the first word following the colon in the "Description based on" or "Latest issue consulted" note according to CONSER practice and for the sake of consistency (AACR2 A.6A).   Examples

Use the capitalization for months shown in AACR2 B.15, unless the month is the first word in the chronological designation in a 362 or 500 field.   Examples

For English language publications, do not capitalize the name of a season unless the season is the first word in the chronological designation.   Examples

Do not capitalize the first word in an alternative or successive numbering scheme (unless the language would require it).   Examples

e.  Different languages and calendars:

When the numbering appears in more than one language, choose the numbering that is in the language of the title proper or the numbering that appears first when neither is in the language of the title proper (AACR2 12.3B2).

For dates that are not of the Gregorian or Julian calendars, apply the following:

1)   If the chronological designation includes only dates not of the Gregorian or Julian calendar, supply the corresponding dates of the Gregorian or Julian calendar in square brackets (AACR2 12.3C2).   Example

Follow the same practice when the description is not based on the first issue:   Example

2)   "If the item gives both the Gregorian and the non-Gregorian dates, record only the Gregorian date" (LCRI 1.4F1. ).   Example

3)   If the Gregorian date appears in more than one language or script, give the numbering that is in the language or script of the title proper (AACR2 12.3C3).   Example


In Figure 8.17., the date from the Gregorian calendar appears with the date from another calendar.  Since both appear, only the Gregorian is given.

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Figure 8.17.

f.  Words associated with numbering:

Record words that are associated with the numbering that have not been recorded in the title statement (see also CCM 6.1.7a.).  Frequently such words further qualify or explain a number or date.   Examples

Do not include a word(s) in the numbering, however, if it constitutes the title proper.  When it is repeated on piece and does not correspond exactly to the title proper, include it in the numbering.   Example

g.  Words that appear with the designation:



362  0#  $aAssessment year 1990/91-

Figure 8.18.



The numbering in Figure 8.19. is complicated because words both precede and follow the year.  As all words relate to the numbering, all are given.

362  0#  $aFiscal year 1989 funds-



Figure 8.19.


In Figure 8.20., however, the words "conditions d'abonnement" qualify the title rather than the numbering and constitute other title information.

500  ##  $aDescription based on: 1965.



Figure 8.20.


See also:

8.4.  Recording the numbering