240  Uniform Title (NR)

 

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Input Standards

Required if applicable/Optional
1st Indicator  Uniform title printed or displayed
Not printed or displayed
1 Printed or displayed
2nd Indicator  Nonfiling characters
No nonfiling characters
1-9 Number of nonfiling characters present
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards
a Uniform title (NR) Mandatory/Mandatory
d Date of treaty signing (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
f Date of a work (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
g Miscellaneous information (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
h Medium (NR) Optional/Optional
k Form subheading (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
l Language of a work (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
m Medium of performance for music (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
n Number of part/section of a work (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
o Arranged statement for music (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
p Name of part/section of a work (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
r Key for music (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
s Version (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
0 Authority record control number (R) Optional/Optional




Definition

The uniform title identifies an item if it has appeared under varying titles. It brings together records for items entered under both personal and corporate names and bearing variant titles. Use for uniform titles that follow the main entry ( field 100, field 110 or field 111). Use field 130 for uniform titles that are the main entry.

For current cataloging, construct uniform titles according to AACR2 and LC practice. Search the OCLC Authority File to verify forms of entry. Use the current AACR2 or AACR2-compatible form of entry. If that form is unknown, construct the heading according to AACR2.

For retrospective cataloging, search the OCLC Authority File to verify forms of entry. Use the current AACR2 or AACR2-compatible form of entry. If that form is unknown, you may enter the pre-AACR2 form, but you are encouraged to construct the heading according to AACR2.

Do not enter field 240 and field 243 in the same record.

REC, SCO

The following guidelines are for entering uniform titles for music scores, sound recordings, and music related components of uniform titles for other materials.

  • Usually, enter each component of a music uniform title in a separate subfield. For example, enter nonadjacent multiple iterations of the same type of data (i.e., data that suit the definition of the same subfield) in two subfields.
    240 1 Pièces de violes, n 4e livre. n lère partie. p Suitte, n no. 6. p Matelotte

    Use two subfields for adjacent multiple iterations of the same type of data that are separated by a full or implied stop.

    240 1 Sonatas n (ca. 1710). n No. 4-6

    However, enter adjacent multiple iterations of the same type of data separated with a comma in the same subfield.

    240 1 Quintets, m violins, violas, violoncello
    240 1 Concertos, m piano, orchestra, n no. 5, op. 103, r F major
    240 1 Songs, m viola, piano acc.
    240 1 Sonatas, m piano, n no. 17, op. 31, no. 2, r D minor
  • Enter qualifying information in parentheses in the same subfield as the information it qualifies.
    240 1 Goyescas (Opera)
    240 1 O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort (Cantata), n BWV 60
    240 1 Sonatas, m violin, continuo (Bayerische Statsbibliogthek: Mus. Ms. 4123). p Passacaglia

    However, enter parenthetical dates used as numbers in separate subfields if the date is not adjacent to another number element.

    240 1 Concertos, m violin, orchestra n (1938)
    240 1 Concertos, m violin, orchestra n (1907-08)
    240 1 Folk song arrangements n (1943-1961), v. 3 p O waly, waly
  • Enter titles of excerpts and components as if they were names of parts.
    240 1 Aïda. p Celeste Aïda
    240 1 Rienzi. p Ouvertüre
    240 1 Traviata. n Atto 3o. p Preludio
    240 1 Symphonies, n no. 1, op. 21, r C major. p Andante con moto
    240 1 Plow that broke the plains. p Suite
  • Enter the following types of data as if they were numbers of parts: (1) numbers used to distinguish excerpts, (2) designations such as book, livre, collection, Theil, volume, etc.
    240 1 Ungarische Tänze. n Nr. 5
    240 1 Symphoniae sacrae, n 3 pars. p Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott
    240 1 Wohltemperierte Klavier, n 1. T. n Nr. 24. p Fuga
    240 1 Musique de table. n 2e production. p Concert
    240 1 Madrigals, m voices (4-6), n book 1. p Fuggito è 'l sonno
    240 1 Chansons, n 1. livre
    240 1 Cançons populars de Catalunya, n 1. sèrie
    240 1 Lieder ohne Worte. n Heft 2
    240 1 Airs, m recorder, continuo, n 3rd collection
  • Enter the following subheadings (used for various versions of works in the larger vocal forms) as version statements: Chorus score, Libretto, Text, Texts, Vocal score.
    240 1 Fanny. s Libretto. l English
    240 1 Deutsches Requiem. s Vocal score. l English & German

1st Indicator

Uniform title printed or displayed. Controls printing. Your profile designation and the 1st indicator of field 240 determine printing. See also "Printing."
 
Not printed or displayed. The uniform title is not printed or displayed.
 
1 Printed or displayed. The uniform title is printed or displayed.

2nd Indicator

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 .

 
No nonfiling characters. No initial article character positions are disregarded. Use value 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.

 
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.

Subfields

Do not enter brackets around the text of the uniform title. 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 in an abbreviation.
a Uniform title Contains the uniform title. Parenthetical information added to make a title distinctive is not separately subfield coded except in the case of the date of signing added to a uniform title of a treaty. See subfield d .
240 1 Mass, Easter (Ms. Stiftsbibliothek Sankt Gallen. 339)
240 1 Ballades
110 1   Alaska.
240 1 Laws, etc.
110 1   India. b Dept. of Petroleum.
240 1 Annual report (1980)
240 1 Man against the elements
240 1 Art de la nouvelle
d Date of treaty signing The date of meeting or date a treaty was signed.
110 1   France.
240 1 Treaties, etc. g Poland, d 1948 Mar. 2. k Protocols, etc. d 1951

Mar. 6
f Date of a work The date of publication used with the uniform title.
g Miscellaneous information Data not identified in other subfields (e.g., the other party in a treaty heading).
h Medium For BKS, CNR, VIS, MIX, MAP, SCO, and COM do not use. Use field 245. For REC, use for pre-AACR2 cataloging only.
k Form subheading Standardized terms, such as Manuscripts, Protocols, and Selections, added to headings to gather records for certain kinds of materials.
240 1 Organ music. k Selections
240 1 Carmen. k Selections
240 1 History of the decline and fall of the 2xx, Empire. k Selections
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.
240 1 Let it be. l French & English
240 1 De bello Gallico. l French
240 1 Opera completa di Watteau. l English
m Medium of performance for music Terms designating the medium of performance. Use also for data about accompaniment.
240 1 Sonatas, m piano
240 1 Madrigals, m voices (5)
240 1 Chansons, m guitar acc.
n Number of part/section of a work The number designations of a part/section of an item. If you are cataloging a score or sound recording, use for the serial, opus, thematic catalog number or date used as a number.
240 1 Symphonies, n no. 5
240 1 Album für die Jugend. n Nr. 14, p Kleine Studie
240 1 Iliad. n Book 1-6
o Arranged statement for music The abbreviation arr. used in the title field.
240 1 Corsaire; o arr.
p Name of part/section of a work The name designation of the part or section.
240 1 Aïda. p Celeste Aïda
r Key for music The statement of key in which the music is written.
240 1 Trios, m piano, strings, n no. 2, op. 66, r C minor
s Version The version, editions, etc., information.
240 1 Messiah. s Vocal score. l Dutch & English
0 Authority record control number Subfield 0 (zero) contains the system control number of the related authority record or a standard identifier such as an International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI). The control number or identifier is preceded by the appropriate MARC Organization code (for a related authority record) or the Standard Identifier source code (for a standard identifier scheme), enclosed in parentheses. See MARC Code List for Organizations ( http://www.loc.gov/marc/organizations/orgshome.html) for a listing of organization codes and Standard Identifier Source Codes ( http://www.loc.gov/standards/sourcelist/standard-identifier.html) for code systems for standard identifiers. Subfield 0 is repeatable for different control numbers or identifiers.

Do not input subfield 0 in master records, instead use the control headings function. Local authority identifiers may be entered in subfield 0 locally, but should not be added to master records in WorldCat.

Printing

Field 240 prints on the line below the name main entry and on the line above the title. Field 240 does not print as an added entry. Your profile and the 1st indicator of field 240 determine printing.
 
Profile designation Printing of field 240
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 uniform title.

100 1   Brunhoff, Jean de, d 1899-1937.
240 1 Babar en famille. l English
245 1 Babar and his children...
Prints as:
Brunhoff, Jean de, 1899-1937.
[Babar en famille. English]
Babar and his children...

Pre-AACR2 records. The print program supplies brackets around the uniform title, excluding the media qualifier (i.e., around subfields up to subfield h).

If brackets are not displayed on the record around the media qualifier in subfield h , the print program supplies a pair of brackets. If any subfields follow subfield h , the subfields print without brackets.

110 2   Catholic Church.
240 1 Mass, Easter h Sound recording
245 1 4 The traditional Catholic Easter Mass.
Prints as:
Catholic Church.
[Mass, Easter] [Sound recording]
The traditional Catholic Easter Mass.

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