Definition of a Serial
"A continuing resource issued in a succession of discrete parts, usually bearing numbering, that has no predetermined conclusion. Examples of serials include journals, magazines, electronic journals, continuing directories, annual reports, newspapers, and monographic series."—AACR2R, 2005 update, Glossary.
In general, for titles that fit the definition of a serial, use a serial record if it has been assigned an ISSN and/or there is a CONSER-authenticated record available. (CONSER-authenticated records may be recognized by the presence of an LCCN and an 042 field containing "lc", "lcd", or "msc".) The absence of these criteria does not necessarily mean a monograph record should be used.
If individual issues of a serial require contents notes or different access points, or if the serial is issued in discrete multivolume sets, use monograph records.
Libraries that use MARC holdings records to convey standing order information will need to use serial records.
Before 2010 CCS considered the content of the work when deciding whether to use a serial record.
There must only be one treatment in the database for totally identical material. If such "duplicate" records have been created, please choose the format that is appropriate (serial or monograph) and merge or split the records accordingly.
- ↑ Short guide to CONSER authentication
- ↑ SCRAP minutes, February/March 2007
- ↑ Catalogers' minutes, June 2007
Pages in category "Serials"
The following 13 pages are in this category, out of 13 total.