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321  Former Publication Frequency (R)

Record Type

BIB

Input Standards

Required if applicable/Optional
1st Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
2nd Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards
ǂa Former publication frequency (NR) Mandatory/Mandatory
ǂb Dates of former publication frequency (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂ6 Linkage (NR) System supplied/System supplied
ǂ8 Field link and sequence number (R) Optional/Optional

Definition

The former publication frequency of a continuing resource (serial or integrating resource). Use only when a current publication frequency is given in field 310.

Use the following guidelines for capitalization, punctuation, and representation of numerals:

  • Capitalize the first letter of the first word in subfield ǂa.
  • Enter a comma between subfields ǂa and ǂb.
  • Do not enter final punctuation unless the field ends with an abbreviation.
  • If the first 321 field begins with a number and field 310 is also present, spell out the number in the first 321 field.
310     4 issues yearly, ǂb August 1904-
321     Five issues yearly, ǂb 1901-June 1904
  • Enter each former frequency in a separate 321 field. Enter the former frequencies in the order of earliest to most recent.
  • Spell out a number appearing in the first 321 field only. Use an Arabic numeral in subsequent 321 fields.
310     Monthly, ǂb 1949-1956
321     Five issues yearly, ǂb 1947
321     14 issues yearly, ǂb 1948

1st Indicator

Undefined. The 1st indicator position is undefined and contains a blank ( blank character ).

blank character

Undefined

2nd Indicator

Undefined. The 2nd indicator position is undefined and contains a blank ( blank character ).

blank character

Undefined

Subfields

 
ǂa Former publication frequency

The complete statement, exclusive of dates, of the former publication frequency.

310     Monthly, ǂb 1985-
321     Ten numbers a year, ǂb 1982-1984
ǂb Dates of former publication frequency

The dates of the former publication frequency.

321     Monthly, ǂb 1957-1962
321     Bimonthly (irregular), ǂb 1964-1967
ǂ6 Linkage

Data that link fields when non-Latin script is entered. This subfield is system supplied and does not appear in OCLC online displays. Do not add subfield ǂ6. For more information about subfield ǂ6, see Control Subfields.

ǂ8 Field link and sequence number

For information about subfield ǂ8, see Control Subfields.

Indexing

Field 321 is not indexed.

This page last revised: October 13, 2017