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490 - Series Statement (R)

MARC 21 Bibliographic - Full
October 2009

First Indicator
Series tracing policy
0 - Series not traced
1 - Series traced

Second Indicator
# - Undefined

Subfield Codes
$a - Series statement (R)
$l - Library of Congress call number (NR)
$v - Volume/sequential designation (R)
$x - International Standard Serial Number (R)
$3 - Materials specified (NR)
$6 - Linkage (NR)
$8 - Field link and sequence number (R)


Series statement for a series title.

Field 490 does not serve as a series added entry. When field 490 is used and a series added entry is desired, both the series statement (field 490) and a corresponding series added entry (fields 800-830) are recorded in the bibliographic record.



First Indicator - Series tracing policy
Whether the series has no corresponding added entry (not traced) or has a corresponding 800-830 series added entry field.
0 - Series not traced
No series added entry is desired for the series.
490 0#$aPelican books
[No 800-830 field in record.]
1 - Series traced
When value 1 is used, the appropriate field 800-830 is included in the bibliographic record to provide the series added entry.
490 1#$aUniform crime reports
830 #0$aUniform crime reports (Washington, D.C.)
[The established form of entry for the series includes a parenthetical qualifier.]
490 1#$aDepartment of the Army pamphlet ;$v27-50
830 #0$aDA pam ;$v27-50.
[The established form of the series is different from the series statement appearing on the item.]
490 1#$3<1981->: $aReference works
830 #0$aReference works.
[The series statement includes information that is not included in the added entry.]
490 1#$aDepartment of State publication ;$v7846.$aDepartment and Foreign Service series ;$v128
830 #0$aDepartment of State publication ;$v7846.
830 #0$aDepartment of State publication.$pDepartment and Foreign Service series ;$v128.
[The series statement contains a numbered series and a subseries, and both are to be traced separately.]
490 1#$aPediatric clinics of North America ;$vv. 2, no. 4
830 #0$aPediatric clinics of North America ;$vv. 2, no. 4.
Second Indicator - Undefined
Undefined and contains a blank (#).


$a - Series statement
Series title that may also contain a statement of responsibility or other title information.
Note that in field 490 the names and numbers of parts and sections of a title are not separately subfield coded.
490 1#$aBulletin / U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
830 #0$aBulletin (United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
490 1#$3v. 9-<10>:$aMPCHT art and anthropological monographs ;$vno. 35
490 1#$aDetroit area study, 1971 : social problems and social change in Detroit ;$vno. 19
490 1#$aPolicy series / CES ;$v1
490 1#$31972/73-1975-76: $aResearch report / National Education Association Research
Repeatable when a subseries is separated from the main series by the numbering of the main series in subfield $v or by the ISSN in subfield $x, or when a series has a parallel title.
490 1#$aDepartment of State publication ;$v7846.$aDepartment and Foreign Service series ;$v128
490 1#$aAnnual census of manufactures =$aRecensement des manufactures,$x0315-5587
490 1#$aPapers and documents of the I.C.I. Series C, Bibliographies ;$vno. 3 =$aTravaux et documents de l'I.C.I. Série C, Bibliographies ;$vno 3
$l - Library of Congress call number
LC series call number when it is given as part of the series statement.
Occurs when an item is issued as part of a series during a period of time and has been classified under the Library of Congress call number of that series for that period. The call number is assigned using the Library of Congress Classification or LC Classification-Additions and Change; two publications that are maintained by the Library of Congress.
490 1#$31973- :$aNEA research memo$l(LB2842.N18)
490 1#$aBulletin / Engineering Experiment Station ;$vno. 50$l(TA7.O74)
$v - Volume/sequential designation
Volume number or other sequential designation used in a series statement. Alternate numbering systems, preceded by an equal sign (=), are not placed in separate subfields.
490 1#$aMap / Geological Survey of Alabama ;$v158, plate 3
490 1#$aWest Virginia University bulletin ;$vser. 74, no. 11-3.$aBulletin / Experiment Station, West Virginia University ;$v111
490 0#$aForschungen zur Geschichte Vorarlbergs ;$v6. Bd. = der ganzen Reihe 13 Bd.
$x - International Standard Serial Number
International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) for a series title given in a series statement. The ISSN is an authoritative-agency data element. ISSNs are assigned to serial publications (including series) by national centers under the auspices of the ISSN Network.
490 0#$aLife series $x0023-6721
490 1#$aMémoire du BRGM,$x0071-8246 ;$vno 123
Repeatable when the ISSNs for both the series and the subseries are recorded.
490 1#$aLund studies in geography,$x1400-1144 ;$v101$aSer. B, Human geography,$x0076-1478 ;$v48
830 #0$aLund studies in geography,$nSer. B.$pHuman geography,$x0076-1478 ;$v5
830 #0$aLund studies in geography,$x1400-1144 ;$v101
Note: When a record contains an ISSN for the series but lacks a series statement, the ISSN is recorded in a 500 General Note field.
500 ##$a"ISSN 0399-3388."
$3 - Materials specified
Part of the described materials to which the field applies.
490 1#$3<1981->: $aReference works
830 #0$aReference works.
$6 - Linkage
See description of this subfield in Appendix A: Control Subfields.
$8 - Field link and sequence number
See description of this subfield in Appendix A: Control Subfields.


Punctuation - Punctuation of subelements of a series statement field is generally dictated by descriptive cataloging rules. Field 490 does not end with a mark of punctuation unless the field ends with an abbreviation, an initial/letter, or data that ends with a mark of punctuation.
Spacing - No spaces are used in initialisms or personal name initials/letters that appear as part of the series title.
490 0#$aEducation U.S.A. special report
490 1#$aMémoire du BRGM,$x0071-8246 ;$vno 123
Temporary Data - When an item has been issued within a series during part of its lifetime or has been issued in different series during different periods, or in a series whose title has changed and the exact beginning and/or ending data is unknown, angle brackets (<...>) are customarily used in subfield $a to record the date or volume information which is subject to change.
490 1#$3<1984->: $aMiscellaneous publication / United States Department of Agriculture
If any portion of the volume/sequential (subfield $v) information is subject to change (e.g., in a record for a multipart item), angle brackets are customarily used to record that part of the volume/sequential designation information which is subject to change. As parts are added, the information is updated.
490 1#$aCollection analyses ;$vvol. 1, <3, 5-7>
Display Constants - Parentheses that customarily enclose the series statement are not carried in the machine-readable record. They may be system generated as a display constant associated with the field tag.
Content designated field:
490 1#$aTeachings of the feathered serpent ;$vbk. 1
Display example: 
(Teachings of the feathered serpent ; bk. 1)
Initialism ISSN that precedes the International Standard Serial Number in subfield $x is not carried in the MARC record. It may be system generated in a series statement as a display constant associated with the content of subfield $x.
Content designated field:
490 1#$aBibliographies of modern authors,$x0749-470X ;$vno. 27
Display example: 
(Bibliographies of modern authors, ISSN: 0749-407X ; no. 27)


Indicator 1 - Series tracing policy
1 - Series traced [REDEFINED, 2008]
Prior to 2009, series for which the transcribed form and the traced form were the same were in field 440, and field 490 was not used. If the transcribed form and the traced form were different, the transcribed form was in field 490 and Indicator 1 had value "1" (Series traced differently) The traced form was in an 8XX field. Beginning in 2009, field 440 is not used and the transcribed form of the series name is in field 490 with the traced form in 8XX, even if the names are the same.
$v - Volume/sequential designation [NEW, 1980]
Prior to 1980, volume numbers or sequential designations were not separately subfield coded.
$x - ISSN [CHANGED, 2009]
In 2009, subfield was made repeatable.
$3 - Materials specified [NEW, 2008]
Prior to 2008, designations for part of the resource were not separately subfield coded.

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