Punctuation in X30 Fields:  (X30 Uniform Titles - General Information - Input Conventions)

The punctuation of the subelements of a heading is generally dictated by descriptive cataloging or subject heading system/thesaurus rules.  These input conventions clarify MARC punctuation practices.

Fields 130, 630, 730, and 830 end with a mark of punctuation or a closing parenthesis.  If the final subfields are subfield $2, $3, or $5, the mark of punctuation or closing parenthesis precedes those subfields.


130  0#  $aTen commandments.$lEnglish & Hebrew.

730  02  $aGod save the king;$oarr.$f1982.

630  00  $aTalmud$vGlossaries, vocabularies, etc.$5ICU

830  #0  $aPublicación miscelánea (Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture) ;$vno. 391.

130  0#  $aBible.$lEnglish.$sRevised Standard.$f1961?

A mark of punctuation is placed inside a closing quotation mark.


830  #0  $aPublicaciones del Archivo Histórico de la Provincia de Buenos Aires "Ricardo Levene."$nIII,$pDocumentos del archivo.

A uniform title heading followed by a subject subdivision does not end with a mark of punctuation unless the title ends with an abbreviation or an initialism.


630  00  $aUnited Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods$d(1980)$xCongresses.

630  00  $aBook of Mormon$xAntiquities.

630  00  $aBible.$pN.T.$xCriticism, interpretation, etc.

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