The sources for series in the "Prescribed sources of information" in the monograph chapters (2.0B2, 3.0B3, 5.0B2, 6.0B2, etc.) are in priority order, reflecting the principle in 12.0B2.

LC/NACO practice:  For main series and subseries, however, use a source within the prescribed sources that has both titles - cf. LCRI 1.6H.

Clarification of Eligible Sources:

In chapters 2, 5, and 12, the first of the sources in the priority-order list is "series title page."  That source is a physical location within the bibliographic resource:  either the page opposite the analytical title page or the page in the position of the half t.p. if the series title is present.  "Series title page" is not a general term implying whatever source has the series title (e.g., the cover or the analytic t.p. verso is not a series title page).

In chapters 2, 5, and 12, the second source is variously identified as "monograph title page," "title page," and "analytical title page."  In all cases, only the recto of the title page is to be considered as this second source.  (As noted in the definition of "Preliminaries," the verso of a title page is a different location.)

Other Sources for Series Statements:

If the series statement appears on a label or is stamped on the item, transcribe the series statement without brackets.  If the series statement appears on the jacket, transcribe the series statement within brackets.  Record in a note the source of the series statement.

LC practice:  Do not modify existing bibliographic records created when LC's practice excluded series statements appearing on jackets.

500 ## $a Series statement from label on t.p.

500 ## $a Series statement stamped on cover.

500 ## $a Series statement on jacket.

Information Embedded in Text:

A series statement does not need to be formally presented.

LC/NACO practice:  Generally, for printed material, accept information embedded within text in the preliminaries, in the colophon, or on the jacket as a source for the series title.  However, if the extraneous information cannot be readily omitted or its omission would be confusing, transcribe the whole as a quoted note.  Generally, do not accept information embedded within prefatory matter or the text proper as a source for the series; instead, transcribe the information as a quoted note and follow the quotation by an indication of its source.

500 ## $a "First book in the Guide to reading the Bible series"--Pt. 1, p. 4.

Series Statement Present Only in Cataloging Data/Bibliography:

LC/PCC practice:  If the series statement appears only in cataloging data (foreign or domestic) in the item or in a bibliography, do not transcribe this information in the series area.

Series Statement Present Only on CIP Data Sheet or ECIP Data View:

LC practice:  If the series statement appears only on the CIP data sheet or the ECIP data view at galley stage, do not transcribe this information in the series area and do not contact CIP or the publisher.

See also:

1.6.  Series Area