Definition and scope:

The 20X-24X fields contain the title of the item described in the bibliographic record and variant and former titles that also apply to the item.  Together with the other 2XX and the 3XX fields, this data constitutes what is referred to as the body of the bibliographic record.

Field 245 (Title Statement) contains the title as it appears on the chief title source for an item (or substitute for such, formulated according to cataloging guidelines).  The uniform title is the primary collecting title for items appearing under multiple titles, and the key title is a special unique title for serials.

These fields may be used to generate access points and to display notes for the various titles, frequently guided by indicator values associated with the fields when entered under a name heading.

Specific field information:

For information on content designators (indicator and subfield code definitions and examples), National level requirements, field and subfield repeatability, and input conventions for any of the 20X - 24X fields, select from the list below:

210  Abbreviated Title  (R)

222  Key Title  (R)

240  Uniform Title  (NR)

242  Translation of Title by Cataloging Agency  (R)

243  Collective Uniform Title  (NR)

245  Title Statement  (NR)

246  Varying Form of Title  (R)

247  Former Title  (R)

Content designator history:

211  Acronym or Shortened Title  [obsolete]

212  Variant Access Title  [obsolete]

214  Augmented Title  [obsolete]

241  Romanized Title  [obsolete]

See also:

Variable Data Fields