2.2.18 Series statement

[type of data: transcribed data (literal); repeatable]


  • To allow a user with a citation that includes or consists of a series title to identify the expression as the one being sought.

Transcribe the title of the series exactly as to wording, order and spelling, but not necessarily as to punctuation and capitalization. Capitalize the first word of the title and any proper names that appear in the title in accord with the language and script of the series statement. Give the numbering of the item within the series, if applicable, in the terms given in the item, preceded by a space, a semicolon, and a space. Enclose the series statement in parentheses unless the cataloging system being used will supply these parentheses on display.

If not all manifestations of the expression have the same series statement(s), see Section 3, especially rule 3.1.6.

For multi-part monographs with series statements that change between parts, transcribe each series statement separately with an indication of the parts on which this series statement appeared.

For integrating resource works with series statements that change, revise the series statement to reflect the current iteration. Make note of earlier series statements and the date spans they appeared.

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