Alternative numbers: A secondary sequence of numeric designation (e.g., Vol. 1, no. 1 = Whole No. 1) (CCM)

Chronological designation: A date, or combination of dates, numbers, or words that identifies an issue of a serial within a chronological sequence. (CCM)

Consecutive numbers: Continuous numbers that do not repeat (i.e., go back to "1"). Examples are serials that have numbered issues (e.g., no. 1, no. 2, etc.) and most volume numbers. Consecutive numbering can occur at any level within the numeric designation (e.g., v. 3, no. 800). (CCM)

Copyright date: A legal date that reflects the year in which copyright protection has been claimed for that issue. (CCM)

Cover date: A chronological designation that reflects the date of issuance rather than the coverage, such as the date found on the cover of magazines and periodicals. (CCM)

Coverage date: A date that reflects the coverage of the contents of the item (e.g., FY 1989). (CCM)

Designation: A numeral, letter, and/or date used to identify the issue of a serial (See also Numbering). (CCM)

Internal numbers: Numbers within a volume that repeat with each volume (e.g., vol. 3, no. 2). (CCM)

Numbering: The identification of each of the successive items of a publication. It can include a numeral, a letter, any other character, or the combination of these with or without an accompanying word (volume, number, etc.) and/or a chronological designation. (AACR2)

Numeric designation: A numeral or combination of numbers, dates, letters, or words that identifies an issue of a serial within a numeric sequence. (CCM)

Publication date: The year in which a publication was issued. The publication date usually appears with the place and name of the publisher. (CCM)

Release date: A date, consisting of the month and year that reflects the date of release for publication. (CCM)

Successive numbering: A numeric designation that begins again with number "1" (or its equivalent). (CCM)

Whole numbers: The term "whole" numbering is used for serials that have single-level enumeration (e.g., no. 1, no. 2) and for single-level systems of enumeration that accompany volume numbers and internal numbers. (CCM)

See also:

Module 8. Numbering (Fields 362, 500)