A generic title constructed by the cataloger and used to collect works by a prolific author.
Use field 243 for uniform titles of a collective nature (e.g., Works) that are not distinctive enough for a title added entry. LC does not use field 243. LC enters all uniform titles (including collective uniform titles) in field 240 (Uniform Title). OCLC encourages you to use field 240.
Do not enter field 243 and field 240 in the same record.
|Uniform title printed or displayed. Your profile designation and the 1st indicator of field 243 determine printing. See "Printing" for more information. |
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| 0 ||Not printed or displayed. The uniform title is not printed or displayed. |
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| 1 ||Printed or displayed. The uniform title is printed or displayed. Use on records that you input into WorldCat. Value 1 prints for institutions whose profile designation is LC or ALL. OCLC defines values 7–9 for United Kingdom libraries. Libraries profiled for all uniform titles may use 1st indicator values 7, 8 and 9 to print field 243. |
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| 7 ||Works. United Kingdom library use only. |
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| 8 ||Selections. United Kingdom library use only. |
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| 9 ||Other collective titles. United Kingdom library use only. |
|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. |
Note: Current practice is to enter the title without articles and use 2nd indicator value 0 .
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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.
Do not enter brackets around the text of the uniform title because the print program supplies brackets. Do not enter a period at the end of the uniform title. Enter necessary punctuation at the end of the field if it ends with an abbreviation.
Enter a collective uniform title (field 243) according to guidelines for the uniform title (field 240).
|‡a Uniform title ||Contains the uniform title. Enter parenthetical information added to make a title distinctive in subfield ‡a . |
|‡d Date of treaty signing ||Date of signing in a uniform title for a treaty or other intergovernmental agreement. |
|‡f Date of work ||The date of publication. |
|‡g Miscellaneous information ||Data not identified in other subfields. Pre-AACR2 headings only. |
|‡h Medium ||Do not use. |
|‡k Form subheading ||A form subheading. |
|‡l Language of a work ||Use if the linguistic content of the item is different from the original work. For example, if the item is a translation, the language of the translation follows the uniform title. (Uniform titles are usually in the original language.) Spell out the name of the language. |
|‡m Medium of performance for music ||Terms designating the medium of performance. |
|‡n Number of part/section of a work ||The number designation of a part or section of the work. |
|‡o Arranged statement for music ||The term arranged used in a collective title. |
|‡p Name of part/section of a work ||A name designation of a part/section of the work. |
|‡r Key for music ||The statement of key in which the music is written. |
|‡s Version ||The version, editions, etc., information. |
|Field 243 prints on the line below the name main entry and the line above the title. Field 243 does not print as an added entry. Your profile and the 1st indicator determine printing of field 243. |
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|Profile designation ||Printing of field 243 |
|All uniform titles ||Prints regardless of 1st indicator |
|LC uniform titles ||Prints if the 1st indicator value is 1 |
|No uniform titles ||Does not print |
AACR2 records. The print program supplies brackets around the entire collective uniform title:
|100 ||1 || ||Morris, William, ‡d 1834-1896. |
|243 ||1 ||0 ||Selections. ‡f 1973 |
|245 ||0 ||0 ||Selected writings and designs |
|Morris, William, 1834-1896. |
|[Selections. 1973] |
|Selected writings and designs |
Pre-AACR2 records. The print program supplies brackets around the collective uniform title, excluding the media qualifier (i.e., subfields up to ‡h).
If brackets are not displayed on the record around the media qualifier, the print program supplies a pair of brackets. If any subfields follow subfield ‡h , the subfields print without brackets.
|100 ||1 || ||Ruskin, John, ‡d 1819-1900. |
|243 ||1 ||0 ||Selections. ‡l Italian ‡h Microform |
|245 ||1 ||0 ||Venezia / ‡c John Ruskin |
|Ruskin, John, 1819-1900. |
|[Selections. Italian] [Microform] |
|Venezia / John Ruskin |