Series statement(s): 4xx field
(See also Part I.F., on matching based on the series statement)
Please note: Before adding or editing a series field in a record, you should do all necessary checking to determine
the correct form and tracing practise (see "Guidelines for Series
Checking and Verification Procedures for
Non-DLC Copy Cataloguing"). If your piece has a form that you decide is a variant form of a series
(rather than a different series), and that form is not accounted for by a cross-reference in an authority record for that
series, you should add a 4xx field for the variant form to a series authority record printout or to a series
authority workform, as applicable.
- Series not in record: If your piece includes a
series that is missing from the matching record:
Add the series to the record in the appropriate form. Put the series statement in brackets unless you are
editing a CIP, previous CIP, or UKM record.
(Cf. Part I.F.1, sections on matching when series is not in
- Series not in piece: If the record includes a
series that is not found in your piece:
Bracket the series statement (do not delete it).
(Cf. Part I.F.1, section on matching when series is not in
- Series in variant form: If the series appears in your piece
in a form that varies slightly from that
in the matching record (cf. Part I.F.2 on matching based on series variations),
edit the record to match the piece. If necessary, a 440 field should be
changed to a 490 1 field and an 830 field added.
- Series-like phrases in quoted notes: If you decide that a given statement is actually a
quoted note rather than a series proper -- whether you have found it identified in an authority record or SAC card as
a quoted note or you have other good evidence (e.g., a DLC bib record) for treating it as a quoted note:
WORKING DOCUMENT 29 April 1994; rev. 24 January 1995
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