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Re: Selecting and recording numeric designations Crystal Graham 21 Nov 1994 14:31 UTC

With regard to recording dual systems of numbering, AACR2 rule 12.3E gives
clear guidance:  Record the systems in the order in which they are presented on
the chief source of information.  Precede the alternative numbering with an
equals sign:

Vol. 3, no. 7-   = No. 31-
Bd. 6, No. 2-   = 3.-   Jahrg. = Nr. 32-

Do not use multiple 362 fields to record dual numbering.  The 362 is a
repeatable field, but the purpose of the repeatability is for unformatted

362 1  Began with 1976.
362 1  Ceased with v. 6, 1982?

or a combination of formatted and unformatted notes.

362 0   Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 1967)-
362 1   Ceased in 1986.  Cf. Ulrich's

And a practical tip:

If you use an automated system that prints labels, be sure to make a decision
which numbering system you want to use and CLEARLY note that for the check-in

Crystal Graham
Serials Librarian
University of California, San Diego

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Possibly add both numeric designations in 362 field, e.g.

362   Vol. 6 no.1, Spring 1994-  : (Whole number) 362-

I am not certain if you can add 2 362 fields, check your MARC
formats.  This is just off the top of my head.

Laura Kinner
Head of Technical Services and Systems
Saginaw Valley State University
University Center, MI  48710