Form captions at the head of major topics in the classification schedules normally provide for society publications, usually in a number with the caption. Periodicals. Societies. Serials, or some variant thereof. Sometimes there is a separate number just for societies. This instruction sheet provides guidelines for classing society publications. These guidelines replace those that appeared in Cataloging Service, Bulletin 124.


1. Publications of a society consisting of substantive material on a topic

2. Publications consisting of material about a society

3. Publications that include both substantive material on a topic and material about a society

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