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PUNCTUATION

USE IN MARC HOLDINGS (MFHD) SUMMARY STATEMENT

Hyphen

               -

Represents an unbroken range of holdings. Dates are inclusive.

                    v.1-4
                   1927-1983

Open hyphen

               -

Indicates serial or continuation that is still being published (open entry).
In the case of summary statement, this also indicates open order (currently received).

                    no.1-
                    1996-

Forward slash

               /

For enumeration, used to indicate a combined volume or issue.
For chronology, used to indicate span of dates in single volume or issue.
Frequently used with fiscal year publications.

                    5/6-
                    1989/1990-1998/1999

Colon

               :

Separates two orders or levels of hierarchy;
e.g., volume:number:part or year:month:day.

                    v.1:pt.1
                    1992:June:15-1996:June:1

Semicolon

               ;

Indicates non-gap break, usually meaning volume was not published.

                    v.1-4;v.6-
                    1972-1975;1977-

Comma

               ,

Reports a break or gap in holdings reported.

                    v.1-18,25-32,36-
                    1962-1979,1986-1993,1997-

Equal sign

               =

Separates alternative numbering schemes;
e.g., volume:number:part or year:month:day.

                    v.2:no.5=fasc. 15

Punctuation based on ANSI/NISO Z39.71-1999


ENUMERATION/CHRONOLOGY

USE IN MARC HOLDINGS SUMMARY & INDEX STATEMENTS

Abteilung

               ABT.

Example:

                    |zABT.3 2003

Auflage

               AUFL.

Example:

                    |zAUFL.9 1995

Band; band

               BD.

Examples:

                    |zBD.3 1992
                    |zBD.5 T.2 1980

Fascicule

               FASC.

Example:

                    |zFASC.75 1972

Index

               INDEX

Example:

                    |zV.10-20 1979-1989 INDEX

Issue

               ISS. or NO.

Examples:

                    |zV.4 ISS.1 1999
                    |zV.10 NO.1-4 1968

Jahrgang


               JAHRG.

Example:


                    |zJAHRG.114 NO.7

Number

               NO.

Examples:

                    |zNO.1344 2003
                    |zV.78 NO.1/2 2002

Nummer

                NR.

Example:

                    |zNR.4 2004

Part

               PT.

Examples:

                    |zPT.1B 2000
                    |zV.10 PT.1-6 1998 [NOT 1998:Jan.-June]

Supplement

               SUPPL.

Example:

                    |zV.15 1999 SUPPL.

Teil; Theil; tome; tomo 

               T.

Example:

                    |zT.1B 1995

Volume; Volumen

                V.

Examples:

                    |zV.1 1972
                    |zV.36-40 1998-2002 [NOT (1998-2002)]                     

Names of the Months - Abbreviations

ENGLISH

FRENCH

GERMAN

SPANISH

Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
June
July
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.

janv.
févr.
mars
avril
mai
juin
juil.
août
sept.
oct.
nov.
déc.

Jan (Jän.)
Feb.
März
Apr.
Mai
Juni
Juli
Aug.
Sept.
Okt.
Nov.
Dez.

enero
feb.
marzo
abr.
mayo
jun.
jul.
agosto
sept. (set.)
oct.
nov.
dic.

This information can also be found in Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules — Appendix B. Abbreviations — B.15.