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|Subfields (R=Repeatable NR=Nonrepeatable)||Input Standards|
|‡a||OCLC control number(s) of parallel record(s) (R)||Mandatory/Mandatory|
The use of field 936 for parallel records was discontinued in mid-2012. Field 936 had been used to enter OCLC control numbers for parallel records. Parallel records are those that are for the same manifestation of an item, but cataloged in a different language. For more information, see Parallel Records for Language of Cataloging in Chapter 3, "Special Cataloging Guidelines."
Information regarding the last issue consulted during the cataloging of a serial was previously recorded in field 936 when this information could not be given elsewhere in the record. Field 936 was used when the last issue in hand was not the last published or when publication status was unknown.
CONSER previously defined field 936 to identify the piece used for cataloging if the piece was something other than the first issue published. Current practice is to enter this information in a note in field 500.
|Undefined. The 1st indicator position is undefined and contains a blank ( ).|
|Undefined. The 2nd indicator position is undefined and contains a blank ( ).|
|‡a OCLC control number(s) of parallel record(s)||The use of subfield ‡a for parallel records was discontinued in mid-2012. The practice recommended by OCLC was to enter the OCLC control number of the parallel record in subfield ‡a preceded by the uppercase letters PR and a space.|
CONSER previously defined subfield ‡a for information regarding the last issue consulted during the cataloging of a serial. Data was entered in subfield ‡a under the conventions used for field 362 or field 500.
To distinguish this application of field 936 from its previous pre-ACCR2 application, the designation LIC (Last Issue Consulted) was added following the volume number and the date of the issue. For example, if the data was v.1, no.4; Sept. 1971, the following was entered:
If an issue or volume had no identifying date (such as a monographic series for which numbers appeared in field 362, but dates appeared in field 260), only the volume or number designation was entered in 936. For example, if the data was Nr. 28; 1974, the following was entered:
The National Serials Data Program (NSDP) enters records for serials prior to publication if the publisher requests assignment of an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN). In addition to coded data in field 263, prepublication records contain:
NSDP updates these records upon receipt of follow-up information from the publisher. To request an update of a prepublication record, you may forward appropriate documentation, such as a photocopy of a published issue, through your OCLC regional service provider or directly to OCLC Quality Control. See section 5.7, " Reporting Errors."
Under pre-AACR2 cataloging rules, field 936 was used to record the last issue consulted or to note that no issue was consulted. In early MARC conversion projects, which issues had been used or even whether issues were consulted was not known. Therefore, the designations Unknown and/or INC (issue not consulted) were used. Sometimes in cooperative efforts, title pages were reproduced and sent to a central conversion unit. Resulting records contained the designation surrogate in the 936 field.
Under AACR2 rules, the cataloging is based on the earliest issue. It is assumed that the issue is in hand. Thus, the preceding uses for the field are no longer applicable.
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