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246  Varying Form of Title (R)

       

Input Standards

Required if applicable/Optional
1st Indicator  Note/added access point controller
0 Note, no added access point
1 Note, added access point
2 No note, no added access point
3 No note, added access point
2nd Indicator  Type of title
blank character No type specified
0 Portion of title
1 Parallel title
2 Distinctive title
3 Other title
4 Cover title
5 Added title page title
6 Caption title
7 Running title
8 Spine title
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards 
ǂa Title proper/short title (NR) Mandatory/Mandatory
ǂb Remainder of title (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂf Designation of volume and issue numbers and/or date of a work  (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂg Miscellaneous information (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂh Medium (NR) Do not use/Do not use
ǂi Display text (NR) Required if applicable/Optional
ǂn Number of part/section of a work (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂp Name of part/section of a work (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂ5 Institution to which field applies (NR) Required if applicable/Optional




Definition

Varying forms of title associated with the item, whether or not the title is on the item. Use field 246 if a title differs substantially from the title statement in field 245 and if it contributes to further identification of the item. Also use field 246 for tracing a portion of the title.

Do not enter initial articles in subfield ǂa . Do not enter punctuation at the end of the field unless the last word in the field is an abbreviation, letter, or data that ends with a mark of punctuation.

For items including several works but lacking a collective title, field 246 is used only for titles related to the title selected as the title proper, usually the first work named in the chief source of information. Titles related to other works are recorded in field 740 (Access Point--Uncontrolled Related/Analytical Title) or one of the other 7xx Fields (Access Point fields).

Multiple 246 fields

Use separate 246 fields for each varying form of title. Enter multiple 246 fields in the following order:

246 fields with 2nd indicator value 0
246 fields with 2nd indicator value 1
Other 246 fields in the note printing order

1st Indicator

Note/added access point controller. Whether a note and/or added access point is generated from the field.
 
0 Note, no added access point. Use if you want the varying form of the title to print as a note (according to the 2nd indicator), but not as a title added access point.
 
1 Note, added access point. Use if you want the varying form of title to print as a note (according to the 2nd indicator) and as a title entry.
 
2 No note, no added access point. Use if you do not want the varying form of title to print as a note or as an added access point.
 
3 No note, added access point. Use if you want the varying form of title to print as an added access point but not as a note.

2nd Indicator

Type of title. The type of title recorded in field 246. Information may be provided in subfield ǂi when a special display is needed or for titles not handled by the other values.
 
blank character No type specified. Use with subfield ǂi when you want a special display. Use also for titles not accommodated by other 2nd indicator values.
245 1 0 Father & son : ǂb an intimate study / ǂc Phillip E. Howard.
246 3   Father and son
245 1 0 Live at Moers Festival / ǂc European Jazz Quintet.
246 1   ǂi Additional title on container: ǂa Live at International New Jazz Festival
  • Use for corrected forms of titles.

    245 1 0 Tillie Olson, a profile.
    246 3   Tillie Olsen, a profile
  • Use for titles from sources other than 245.

    246 1   ǂi Publisher's catalog title: ǂa Phyllis Diller--in a man's world
  • Use for binder's titles, colophon titles, and half titles when you want to specify the source.

    246 1   ǂi Half title: ǂa Poljica kod Splita
  • Use for "At head of title" notes.

    245 0 0 Bulletin of atomic scientists.
    246 1   ǂi At head of title: ǂa Science and public affairs ǂf January 1970-April 1974
    245 1 0 Chicago & vicinity 6 county Streetfinder / ǂc Rand McNally.
    246 3   Chicago & vicinity six county Streetfinder
    246 3   Rand McNally, Chicago Tribune, Chicago & vicinity 6 county Streetfinder
  • For phrases not representing stand-alone titles use a general note.

    500     ǂAt head of cover title: ǂa Rand McNally, Chicago Tribune.
  • Use for panel titles found on maps.

    246 1   ǂi Panel title: ǂa Welcome to big Wyoming
  • Use for container titles found on audiovisual and sound recording material.

    246 1   ǂi Title on container: ǂa Papaya and guava
  • Use for acronym titles.

    245 1 0 Computerized engineering index.
    246 1   ǂi Also known as: ǂa COMPENDEX
  • Use for alternate forms of title.

    245 0 0 4 corners power review.
    246 3   Four corners power review
    245 1 0 Beauty & the beast.
    246 3   Beauty and the beast
 
0 Portion of title. Any portion of the full title (except parallel titles) required for access point.
  • Use for portion of title.

    245 0 4 The Berkeley book of modern writing.
    246 3 0 Modern writing
  • Use for an added access point portion of the full title.

    245 0 0 Journal of polymer science. ǂn Part C, ǂp Polymer symposia.
    246 3 0 Polymer symposia
  • Use for alternative titles.

    245 0 4 The Sacred harp, or Eclectic harmony.
    246 3 0 Sacred harp
    246 3 0 Eclectic harmony
  • Use for other title information when field 245 subfield ǂb consists of an initialism or full form of title rejected as title proper.

    245 0 0 Library resources market place : ǂb LRMP.
    246 3 0 LRMP
 
1 Parallel title. Titles in another language. Use if you want to create an added access point for a parallel title in field 245. Use a separate 246 field for each parallel title.

If a title page has titles in two or more languages, use field 245 for the full title (title proper and parallel titles). Use field 245 subfield ǂa for the first title and field 245 subfield ǂb for all parallel titles.

245 0 0 Tekstiiliteollisuuden vuosikirja = ǂb Textilindustrins årsbok = The Textile industry yearbook.
246 3 1 Textilindustrins årsbok
246 3 1 Textile industry yearbook
245 0 0 Keizai antei shiryo = ǂb E.S.B. bulletin.
246 3 1 E.S.B. bulletin
245 0 0 Japan report = ǂb Nihon.
246 3 1 Nihon
 
2 Distinctive title. A special title that appears in addition to the regular title on individual issues of an item and by which the issue may be known. They are most common on annual reports, yearbooks, or conference proceedings when an issue is dedicated to a particular topic or theme. Do not confuse distinctive titles with individual titles (e.g., analytics) within a series. Used primarily for serials.

Enter distinctive titles in field 246 if the individual volume is likely to be known by the special title. Always use subfield ǂf with a distinctive title. 2nd indicator value 2 generates the display constant Distinctive title:.

246 1 2 Contrasting concepts in campus planning ǂf 1966
246 1 2 Campus planning ǂf 1967
 
3 Other title. Titles not specified by other 2nd indicator values and not identified using subfield ǂi. Other titles include masthead titles, half-titles, binder's titles, colophon titles, parallel titles not in field 245, and cover titles in inverted form. Used primarily for serials. 2nd indicator value 3 generates the display constant Other title: .
246 1 3 RVR ǂf <February 1973->
246 1 3 Annals of sociology ǂf 1962-1973
246 1 3 Shanxi venyi ǂf July 1973-
 
4 Cover title. Titles printed on the original covers of a publication or lettered or stamped on the publisher's binding (as distinguished from the title lettered on the cover by a bindery). To generate the display constant Cover title: use 2nd indicator value 4.
245 0 0 Monthly checklist of state publications.
246 1 4 State publications monthly checklist
246 1 4 Statistics of criminal and other offences ǂf 1969-
245 0 0 Sonata 1 : ǂb Six sonatas, c. 1700 / ǂc Godfrey Keller ; edited by Peter Holman.
246 0 4 Sonata 1 in D major
 
5 Added title page title. Item has two title pages (usually in different languages), found on a title page preceding or following the title page used as chief source or on an inverted title page at the end of the publication. Use field 246 for the title on the "second" title page if access is deemed necessary. To generate the display constant Added title page: use 2nd indicator value 5.
245 0 0 Service to the Public Task Force report : ǂb for discussion, October 12, 1990.
246 1 5 Service au public, rapport de Groupe de travail
 
6 Caption title. Titles printed at the head of the first page of text or music. To generate the display constant Caption title: use the 2nd indicator value 6.
245 1 0 Newspaper geog. list / ǂc Carleton University.
246 1 6 Newspaper index ǂf January 1982-
245 0 0 Impromptus für Klavier, op. 5.
246 1 6 Impromptus über ein Thema von Clara Wieck
 
7 Running title. Titles repeated in the top or bottom margin of each page in a publication. Use for the eye-readable header on microfiche. To generate the display constant Running title: use 2nd indicator value 7.
245 0 0 Bangladesh Education Extension Centre bulletin.
246 3   BEEC bulletin
246 1 7 B.E.E.C. bulletin
245 0 0 2005 VCC crime codes : ǂb listed alphabetically and by statute.
246 3 0 VCC crime codes listed alphabetically and by statute
246 1 7 Virginia crime codes
 
8 Spine title. Titles on the spine (publisher's title, not library binder's title). The spine title is often a short or partial form of the full title given on the title page. To generate the display constant Spine title: use 2nd indicator value 8.
245 0 0 Chartbook of federal programs on aging / ǂc Irma Schechter.
246 1 8 Chartbook on aging
245 1 2 A handbook on electrical filters : ǂb synthesis, design and application / ǂc by Donald R.J. White.
246 1 8 Electrical filters

Subfields

Arrange data so that dates and/or volume designations follow the title. Enter an identifying phrase only when using subfield ǂi . In other cases, the print program generates the display constant based on the 2nd indicator value.

ǂa Title proper/short title The title proper should be long enough to identify the item and should be comprehensible. Do not repeat subfield ǂa.
245 0 0 Journal of polymer science. ǂn Part C, ǂp Polymer symposia.
246 3 0 Polymer symposia
245 0 0 Tekstiiliteollisuuden vuosikirja = ǂb Textilindustrins årsbok = The Textile industry yearbook.
246 3 1 Textilindustrins årsbok
246 3 1 Textile industry yearbook
ǂb Remainder of title Other title information (e.g., subtitles, parallel titles, etc.). Do not repeat subfield ǂb . Enter multiple subtitles and/or parallel titles in the same subfield ǂb.
245 0 0 Frauen komponieren : ǂb 14 Stücke für Violoncello und Klavier = Female composers : 14 pieces for violoncello and piano / ǂc herausgegeben von Barbara Heller und Eva Rieger.
246 3 1 Female composers : ǂb 14 pieces for violoncello and piano
ǂf Designation of volume and issue numbers and/or date of a work Do not enter punctuation in the subfield preceding subfield ǂf unless the preceding subfield ends with an abbreviation or with parentheses. The print program supplies a comma and a space before the data in subfield ǂf. Do not enter final punctuation at the beginning or the end of subfield ǂf, except, where appropriate, a hyphen or an angle bracket.
246 14 Prisons ǂf 1952-1956
246 14 Guards and prisons ǂf 1957-
246 1 3 Annals of sociology ǂf 1962-1973
246 1 3 Itogi naukii tekhniki. ǂp Serii a Mekhanika tverdykh deformiruemykh tel ǂf volumes 5-6
246 1 3 Shanxi wenyi ǂf July 1973-

Use the following guideline for entering incomplete date or volume designations in subfield ǂf :

  • Enter incomplete data in angle brackets ( < > ). < >. Angle brackets and the data within them print on cards.
246 14 Crime and delinquency in North Dakota ǂf <1971-1972>
246 16 Pacific and its wonders ǂf <1954>-1956
ǂg Miscellaneous information Data not identified in other subfields.
246 13 Review of polymorphous material ǂg (varies slightly) ǂf 1965-1968
ǂh Medium Do not use.
ǂi Display text Text to be displayed when none of the other second-indicator display constants is adequate. When you use subfield ǂi, the 2nd indicator is (blank character). Subfield ǂi precedes subfield ǂa.
245 00 Bulletin of atomic scientists.
246 1   ǂi At head of title: ǂa Science and public affairs ǂf January 1970-April 1974
245 00 Quartetti per archi.
246 1   ǂi Colophon title: ǂa Smyccove kvartety
246 1 ǂi Panel title: ǂa Welcome to big Wyoming
245 04 The Bluegrass album.
246 1   ǂi Volume 3 has title: ǂa California connection
ǂn Number of part/section of a work A number designation for a part/section of a work. Numbering is defined as an indication of sequencing in any form, e.g., Part 1, Supplement A, Book two. In music titles, the serial opus, or thematic index number are generally not contained in subfield ǂn.
245 00 Heritage Books archives. ǂn Volume 1, ǂp English parish records.
246 3 0 English parish records. ǂn Volume 1
ǂp Name of part/section of a work A part or section name that qualifies the title proper (subfield ǂa).
245 00 Archiv für Meteorologie, Geophysik und Bioklimatologie. ǂn Serie B, ǂp Klimatologie, Bioklimatologie, Strahlungsforschung
246 3 1 Archives for meteorology, geophysics and bioclimatology. ǂn Series B, ǂp Climatology, bioclimatology, radiation research
 
ǂ5 Institution to which field applies

For information about subfield ǂ5, see Control Subfields.

245 03 An autumn sermon for children.
246 1   ǂi Binder's title: ǂa Sermons for the seasons ǂ5 CLU

This page last revised: July 27, 2016