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362  Dates of Publication and/or Sequential Designation (R)

Input Standards

Required if applicable/Required if applicable
1st Indicator  Format of date
0 Formatted style
1 Unformatted note
2nd Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards 
ǂa Dates of publication and/or sequential designation (NR) Mandatory/Mandatory
ǂz Source of information (NR) Optional/Optional
ǂ8 Field link and sequence number (R) Optional/Optional

Definition

For serials, field 362 contains beginning and/or ending alphabetic, numeric, and/or chronological designations of the issues or parts. Chronological designations used in this field are dates that identify individual issues of a serial. In general, publication dates are input in field 260 or field 264. Do not use field 362 for incomplete serial dates. Record uncertain dates/numbers in an unformatted note followed by a question mark.

For integrating resources, field 362 contains beginning and/or ending publication dates when the first or last iteration of the resource is not available. Record publication dates in field 260 or field 264 when the first or last iteration is available. For integrating resources, use field 362  for incomplete dates and only as an unformatted note.

Dates in field 362 may be identical to the information in the fixed-field element Dates. See Dates for more information.

Repeat field 362 only when one of the fields has a 1st indicator value of 0 and the other has a 1st indicator value of 1. When both beginning and ending designations are formatted, or both are unformatted, record them in a single 362 field.

1st Indicator

Format of date. Whether the date is in a formatted style or an unformatted note.

 
0

Formatted style. The date is in a formatted rather than a note form. Formatted dates are displayed following the title and edition statements. Record the numeric and/or alphabetic, chronological, or other designation as it appears on the piece.

 
1

Unformatted note. The date is given in an unformatted note style. Unformatted date information is displayed as a note. Use when the first and/or last piece is not in hand, but the information is known from other pieces or sources.

2nd Indicator

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

 
blank character Undefined

Subfields

 
ǂa Dates of publication and/or sequential designation The sequential designation and/or dates of publication. The sequential designation may consist of edition number, issue number, volume number, series of volume numbers, or other sequential designations according to the usage of the publisher.

The date may consist of the month and/or day and year; month or season and year; or year alone, depending upon the frequency of publication and the usage of the publisher. Sequential designators and dates are recorded as given on the item. When both a numeric designation and a chronological designation are given, the chronological designation is enclosed in parentheses. The ending designation is recorded following the beginning designation.

Cataloging instructions prescribe four spaces after the hyphen of an open numbering scheme. However, the system displays only one space at the end of a subfield. Therefore, enter only one space after a hyphen that is the final character of subfield ǂa.

362   0 1-
362   0 Number 1-
362   0 Volume 2, number 6-
362   0 Issue number 1-
362   0 Part 1-
362   0 Number 1 (February 1973)-
362   0 Volume 1, number 1 (January/March 1974)-
362   0 PPL, 75/1-
362   0 1975-
362   0 Number 1-
362   0 Volume ASSP-22, number 1 (Febuary 1974)-

If the serial is complete, use subfield ǂa for the designation of the first issue followed by the designation of the last issue.

362   0 1975-1999.
362   0 Volume 1, number 5 (September/October 2000)-volume 2, number 1 (January/February 2001).
362   0 Volume 3, number 6 (August/September 1990)-volume 5, number 3 (March 1992).
362   0 -volume 116, number 5 (November 2014).

If the serial has more than one system of designation, enter all the systems in a single subfield ǂa. Enter space equal-sign space ( = ) before an alternative numbering. If the serial is incomplete, enter three spaces after a hyphen that is followed by other data.

362   0 Volume 3, number 7-    = number 31-

Enter successive designations in subfield ǂa. Enter a space-semicolon-space ( ; ) before each new sequence.

362   0 Volume 1, number 1 (November 2003)-volume 10, number 12 (June 2013) ; number 1 (July 2013)-

If you are cataloging a facsimile or other reprint, enter the numeric and/or alphabetic designation of the original. Enter the date on which the publication started on a regular basis, not the date of a preview or sample issue.

362   0 March 1993-
515     Preceded by a "preview edition" dated Oct. 1991.

You may enter a statement of dates and volume designations in an unformatted note.

362   1 Began with October 1926 issue. ǂz Union list of serials.
362   1 Began publication in 1961. ǂz New serial titles, 1964.
362   1 Ceased with September 1954 issue. ǂz New serial titles. 

Follow these guidelines for entering dates for integrating resources:

  • When no date information is present, omit field 260 subfield ǂc or field 264 and record the approximate date in field 362 subfield ǂa, with the first indicator value 1.
    362 1   Began in 1990s.
  • When only a single copyright date is present, omit field 260 subfield ǂc or field 264 and record the approximate beginning date in field 362 subfield ǂa, with the 1st indicator value 1.
  • When a range of copyright dates is present, suggesting that the first date may be the beginning date, omit field 260 subfield ǂc or field 264 and record the probable beginning date in field 362 subfield ǂa, with the 1st indicator value 1.
    362 1   Began publication in 1998?
  • When an explicit statement of when the integrating resource first came online is present, record it as the beginning date in field 260 subfield ǂc or field 264.
ǂz Source of information

A citation of the source of the information contained in subfield ǂa. Use only when the 1st indicator is value 1.

362   1 Ceased with September 1984 issue. ǂz New serial titles.

ǂ8 Field link and sequence number

For information about subfield ǂ8, see Control Subfields.

This page last revised: October 10, 2016