ISSN national centers use field 222 for a unique title assigned to a continuing resource (serial or integrating resource) in conjunction with an International Standard Serial Number in field 022. The title is formed from title information transcribed from a piece of the continuing resource and is constructed with qualifiers to make it unique when necessary.
National centers assign ISSNs and key titles. You may enter the ISSN and key title if you are inputting a new record and the ISSN and key title are clearly labeled on the item.
If you are inputting a record for a microform or photocopy reproduction, you may transfer the ISSN and key title from the record for the original item to the record for the reproduction.
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Omit final punctuation unless the last word in the field is an abbreviation or ends with a closing parenthesis.
|Undefined. The 1st indicator position is undefined and contains a blank ( ). |
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|Nonfiling characters. The number of character positions associated with a definite or indefinite article (e.g., An or The) at the beginning of a title and that are disregarded in sorting and filing processes. |
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| 0 ||No nonfiling characters. No initial article character positions are disregarded. Use value 0 if the title does not begin with an article. |
Diacritical marks or special characters at the beginning of a field that does not begin with an initial article are not counted as nonfiling characters.
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| 1-9 ||Number of nonfiling characters present. A field begins with a definite or indefinite article that is disregarded in sorting and filing processes. Enter the number of characters in the article, plus spaces, punctuation, diacritical marks and special characters that precede the first significant word. |
Any diacritical mark or special character associated with the first filing character is not included in the count of nonfiling characters.
| ‡a Key title ||The key title. |
|222 || ||0 ||Soviet astronomy letters |
|222 || ||0 ||Municipal salary survey. Bench-mark jobs |
|222 || ||0 ||Report - North Dakota State Department of Health |
|222 || ||0 ||LDR. Lawyers desk reference |
|222 || ||0 ||Journal of polymer science. Part B. Polymer letters |
| ‡b Qualifying information ||Information that qualifies the title to make it unique. Always enclose in parentheses. |
|222 || ||0 ||Medicina ‡b (Tokyo) |
|222 || ||0 ||Medicina ‡b (Madrid) |
|222 || ||0 ||Recherches ‡b (Paris. 1953) |
|222 || ||0 ||Recherches ‡b (Paris. 1961) |
|Field 222 prints as the last note. If an ISSN ( field 022) is present, it prints in the note. If a record contains more than one 222 field, only the first prints. |
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AACR2 records. The ISSN precedes the key title. The print program supplies ISSN before the ISSN and a space equal-sign space ( = ) between the ISSN and the key title.
|022 ||1 || ||0479-7469 |
|222 || ||0 ||Volunteer ‡b (Washington) |
|ISSN 0479-7469 = Volunteer (Washington) |
Pre-AACR2 records. The key title precedes the ISSN. The print program supplies Key title: before the key title and ISSN before the ISSN and a comma after the key title.
|022 ||1 || ||0093-9390 |
|222 || ||0 ||Comprehensive law enforcement and criminal justice ‡b (Lansing) |
|Key title: Comprehensive law enforcement and criminal justice (Lansing), ISSN 0093-9390 |