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CONSER Cataloging Manual CCM

Modules for Original RDA

  • 0: Introduction to Continuing Resources (Word, 171 KB) (PDF, 336 KB)
  • 1: Introduction to Serials Cataloging (Word , 56 KB) (PDF, 280 KB)
  • 2: What is a Serial?(Word, 3.15MB) ( PDF, 1457 KB)
  • 3: Preferred source and other sources of information (Word, 617 KB)( PDF, 887 KB)
  • 4: Persons, families, and corporate bodies associated with a work (Fields 100-111 and 700-711) (Word, 889 KB) ( PDF, 922 KB)
  • 5: Authorized access points for serial works and expressions (Word, 196 KB) ( PDF, 389 KB)
  • 6: Title Statement(Word, 1.62 MB) ( PDF , 1.53MB)
  • 7: Additional authorized access points and variant access points for the title (Fields 245, 246, and 730/740/700-711) (Word, 447 KB) ( PDF, 675KB)
  • 8: Numbering (Fields 362, 515, 588) (Word,358 KB) ( PDF,1.09MB)
  • 9: Edition statement (Field 250) (Word , 376 KB) ( PDF, 517KB)
  • 10: Publication, distribution, etc. (Word, 627 KB) ( PDF ,782KB)
  • 11: Physical Attributes (Word, 43KB) ( PDF, 298KB)
  • 12: Series statements and authorized access points (Fields 490 and 8xx) (Word, 156 KB) ( PDF, 562KB)
  • 13: Notes (Word, 69KB) ( PDF, 540KB)
  • 14: Linking relationships (Fields 765-787, 580) (Word,417 KB) ( PDF, 607KB)
  • 15: Subject headings (Word, 606 KB) ( PDF, 637KB)
  • 16: When to create a new description(Word, 406 KB) ( PDF, 687KB)
  • 17: Related Work (Word, 10.3 MB) ( PDF, 2.38MB)
  • 18: Authorized access points for persons, families, places, and corporate bodies (Word, 463 KB) (PDF, 525KB)
  • 21: Modifying records (Word 103 KB)(PDF, 525KB)
  • 22: Interpreting Pre-RDA Serial Cataloging Records (Word, 167KB) (PDF, 637KB)
  • 30: Direct access electronic serials (Word, 221 KB) (PDF, 930KB)
  • 31: Remote access electronic serials (Online serials) (Word, 1.1 MB) (PDF , 993KB)
  • 32: Microform and Print on Demand Serials (Word,1.47 MB) (PDF, 1.28MB)
  • 33: Newspapers (Word, 764 KB) (PDF, 1.14MB)
  • 34: Legal serials (Word, 201 KB) (PDF, 697KB)
  • 35: Integrating resources (Word, 11 MB) ( PDF, 7 MB) Revised 2024
  • Appendix A. Acronyms and Initialisms Relating to Continuing Resources  (2021) (Word, 28 KB) ( PDF, 235KB)
  • Appendix B. Glossary (2021) (Word, 41KB) (PDF, 254KB)
  • Appendix C. Select Bibliography of Works and Sources of Information Useful to Serials Catalogers (2021) (Word, 38KB) (PDF, 317KB)

CONSER Editing Guide

Revised sections incorporating RDA and replacement of outdated material:

Section Guide
Section A: Background


Section B: Policies

  • Policies and Practices (2016) (Word, 60KB) (PDF,1.03MB)

Section C: Procedures


Section D: Introduction to Format


Section E: Marc 21 Format for Serials as Applied within CONSER


Section F: Appendixes

Updates to the AACR2 version of the CEG (via CDS website)


Other CONSER Documentation

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