Field definition and scope:

Field 490 contains a series statement for a series title.

Field 490 does not serve as a series added entry.  When field 490 is used and a series added entry is desired, both the series statement (field 490) and a corresponding series added entry (800-830 fields) are recorded in the bibliographic record.

The National level record requirement for this field is Mandatory if applicable.

Field 490 is repeatable.

Guidelines for applying content designators:

For indicator and subfield code definitions and examples, National-level (NLR) and Minimal-level (MLR) record requirements, and designator repeatability, see table below:

Position

Description

NLR

MLR

Repeatability

Field 490

Series Statement

A

A

R

Indicator:

 

 

 

 

First

Series tracing policy

M

 

 

0

Series not traced

A

 

 

1

Series traced

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second

Undefined; contains a blank

M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subfield code:

 

 

 

 

$a

Series statement

M

M

R

$l

Library of Congress call number

A

O

NR

$v

Volume/sequential designation

A

A

R

$x

International Standard Serial Number

A

A

R

$3

Materials specified

O

O

NR

$6

Linkage

A

A

NR

$8

Field link and sequence number

O

O

R

Input conventions:

Punctuation

Spacing

Temporary data

Display constants

Content designator history:

First Indicator - Series tracing policy

Value 1Series traced  [redefined, 2008]:  Prior to 2009, series for which the transcribed form and the traced form were the same were in field 440, and field 490 was not used.  If the transcribed form and the traced form were different, the transcribed form was in field 490 and Indicator 1 had value "1" (Series traced differently).  The traced form was in an 8XX field.  Beginning in 2009, field 440 is not used and the transcribed form of the series name is in field 490 with the traced form in 8XX, even if the names are the same.

Subfield $v - Volume/sequential designation  [new, 1980]:  Subfield $v was defined in 1980.  Prior to that time, volume numbers or sequential designations were not separately subfield coded.

Subfield $x - International Standard Serial Number  [changed, 2009]:  In 2009, subfield $x was made repeatable.

Subfield $3 - Materials specified  [new, 2008]:  Prior to 2008, designations for part of the resource were not separately subfield coded.

Related MARC fields or documents:

RDA in MARC Bibliographic Data

Library of Congress Classification

LC Classification--Additions and Changes

See also:

4XX  Series Statement Fields

Variable Data Fields