This general LCRI (1.6) addresses situations in which a series statement should be given in a bibliographic record.  LCRI 1.6A2 gives information about sources for the series statement.  LCRIs for 1.6B-C, E-H deal with the separate data elements given in a series statement.  LCRI 1.6J includes information about some special situations in which more than one series statement is given.  The intent is that these LCRIs deal with the series statement only as an area of bibliographic description; however, until a new introductory rule or LCRI is written for AACR2 Chapter 21, LCRI 1.6 and LCRI 1.6H will continue to include some information about the number of series headings appropriate to specific situations.

See AACR2 rule 21.30L and LCRI 21.30L for information about access points for series.

On June 1, 2006, LC announced a change in policy applying to all bibliographic resources (monographs, serials, and integrating resources) in series.  LC now analyzes and classifies separately all parts of monographic series and of multipart monographs with the exception of those categories listed in LCRI 13.3.

As of the same date, LC does not give "controlled" access points for series in new LC original cataloging (CIP and non-CIP) bibliographic records, does not update series access points in existing bibliographic records, and does not consult, make, or update series authority records.  (Exception for consulting SARs:  see LCRI 25.5B. for determining "conflict.")  LC will "pass through" the series information already in bibliographic records used by LC as copy (CIP/LC partner records, PCC records, and non-PCC (including Casalini) records).

PCC practice:  Transcription of the series statement is mandatory if applicable.  Searching for series authority records, tracing the series, and the creation and maintenance of series authority records are optional.

See also:

1.6.  Series Area:  Table of Contents