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Harvard University Library originally compiled this list, adding abbreviations to selections from Appendix B of AACR2 (1998 revision). Holdings Statements for Bibliographic Items (ANSI/NISO Z39.71-1999) (external link) [157KB; PDF] instructs us in section 5.5.4.2 to use abbreviations from Appendix B or from other standard lists, or to create them according to the rules of Information and documentation -- Bibliographic description and references -- Rules for the Abbreviation of Bibliographic Items (ISO 832: 1994).  In a series of words, no space is used after an abbreviation that ends with a full stop (section 3.2.1).

Non-roman terms are given here in the vernacular and romanization, but romanizations should be used in holdings records when needed (Z39.71-1999, sec.5.5.4.2).

To suggest additional caption abbreviations for this list, send an email message to CONSERHOLD-L@cornell.edu. Please include the full form of the caption, your suggested abbreviation, its language, and your email address. If you cannot input diacritics in your message, please spell out the diacritics or at least indicate that its diacritics are omitted. Suggested abbreviations will be verified against standard lists and ISO 832 and added to this document. Thank you.

TERM ABBREVIATION SOURCE
Abteilung, Abtheilung Abt. AACR*
afdeling afd. AACR
aflevering afl. AACR
årgang årg. AACR
argangur arg. ISO**
άριθμός
arithmos
άρ.
ar.
AACR
Ausgabe Ausg. AACR
avdeling avd. AACR
Band Bd. AACR
band bd. AACR
Bändchen Bdchn. AACR
Bände Bde. AACR
bind bd. AACR
bindi bd. ISO
book bk. AACR
broj br. AACR
bulletin bull. AACR
část č. AACR
chapter ch. AACR
часть
chastʹ
ч.
ch.
AACR
χρόνος
chronos
χ.
ch.
ISO
číslo čís. AACR
część cz. AACR
deel d. AACR
del (Danish, Norwegian, Swedish) d. AACR
edition, -s ed., eds. AACR
extraordinary session extr.sess. ISO
fiscal year FY ISO
fascicle fasc. AACR
fascicolo fasc. ISO
fascicule fasc. AACR
fasciculo fasc. ISO
füzet füz. ISO
gads gd. ISO
год
god
г.
g.
AACR
godina g. AACR
imleabhar  iml. Noda Ginearálta (external link)
inch, -es in. AACR
jaargang jaarg. AACR
Jahrgang Jahrg. AACR
книга
kniga
кн.
kn.
AACR
kniha kn. AACR
књига
knjiga
књ.
knj.
AACR
knjiga knj. AACR
kötet köt. AACR
kvartal kvart. ISO
leto l. AACR
Lieferung Lfg. AACR
livraison livr. AACR
μέρος
meros
μέρ.
mer.
AACR
neue Folge n.F. AACR
new series new ser. AACR
nombor no. AACR
nomor no. AACR
nouveau, nouvelle nouv. AACR
nouvelle série nouv.sér. ISO
nova serie nov.ser. ISO
nueva serie nuev.ser. ISO
number, -s no. AACR
numer nr. AACR
numer (Hebrew) num. AACR
numeris num. AACR?
numero (Finnish) n:o AACR
numéro (French) no AACR
numero (Italian) n. AACR
número (Spanish) no. AACR
Nummer Nr. AACR
nummer nr. AACR
numurs num. ISO
nuova serie nuov.ser. ISO
oddział oddz. AACR
ordinary session ord.sess. ISO
page, -s p. AACR
parliament parl. ISO
parliamentary session parl.sess. ISO
part, -s pt., pts. AACR
parte pt. AACR
partie, -s ptie, pties AACR
περίοδος
periodos
περ.
per.
ISO
φυλλάδιο
phylladio
φυλ.
phyl.
ISO
quarter qtr. ISO
report rept. AACR
revisé, -e rev. AACR
revised rev. AACR
рік
rik
р.
r.
AACR
ročník roč. AACR
rocznik rocz. AACR
rok r. AACR
section sect. ISO
semestre sem. ISO
série sér. AACR
series ser. AACR
sešit seš. AACR
session sess. ISO
številka št. AACR
supplement suppl. AACR
svazek sv. AACR
szám sz. AACR
Teil, Theil T. AACR
τεϋχος
teuchos
τεϋχ.
teuch.
AACR
title page t.p. AACR
том
tom
т.
t.
AACR
tomas t. ISO
tome t. AACR
tomo t. AACR
τόμος
tomos
τ.
t.
AACR
tomul t. ISO
tomus t. ISO
trimestre trim. ISO
udgave udg. AACR
uimhir  uimh. Noda Ginearálta
volum v. ISO
volume, -s v. AACR
выпуск
vypusk
вып.
vyp.
AACR
wydanie wyd. AACR
zeszyt zesz. AACR
zväzok zv. AACR
zvezek zv. AACR

* Captions marked AACR are listed in Appendix B of Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2002 revision.
**Captions marked ISO are compliant with the rules in ISO 832: 1994. Information and documentation -- Bibliographic description and references -- Rules for the abbreviation of bibliographic terms. Geneva, Switzerland: International Organization for Standardization, 1994.

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