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Serial numbering consistency Marcia Tuttle 05 Feb 1992 19:47 UTC

Date:         Wed, 5 Feb 1992 08:29:17 -0600
From:         "Kathi L Rosenzweig" <kathij@CSD4.CSD.UWM.EDU>
Subject:      Serial numbering consistency

We are in the process of bringing together NOTIS volume holdings, order records
and item records, and we would like to be consistent in describing each piece.
How important is it that everything agree with the 362 field in the bib record?
Should the volume holdings, order, and item records agree with each other in te
terminology and with the terminology in the 362 field?  One example we are
currently looking at is: Geographical abstracts. C, Economic geography.  The
362 field is: 1986/1-1988/6.  Our practice in the past has been to label and
record issues as 1986-1988, if the holdings are complete.  If there are missing
issues, the title would be labelled and recorded as year no., i.e., 1986 no.3-
1988 no.4.

Also, if a title is called volume, number, month, year, we have always bound by
volume, month, year and recorded holdings as volume, number, year.  Missing no
notes are recorded as volume, number.

Does anyone have any guidelines or procedures regarding the above that they w
would be willing to share?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Kathi L. Jakubowski
Head Serials Cataloger
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Golda Meir Library
P.O. Box 604
Milwaukee, WI  53201