Use 490 and 8xx fields for series data. Use field 490 for series statements transcribed from the item. Use 8xx fields for series added entries.
Fields 400, 410, 411, and 440 are obsolete. OCLC has run a database scan to convert them. Records containing these fields fail validation. You may find these fields in local systems in records used prior to this change.
Use field 830 for any series added entry in title form.
Printing series data
Printing specifications pertain to series fields (490 and 8xx), not to series data incorporated in notes.
Field 490 prints following the physical description as a series statement.
The print program supplies parentheses around each series statement in the 490 field. Do not enter parentheses or final punctuation in a 490 field. If more than one series statement is present in a record, the print program encloses each statement in parentheses. One space separates multiple series statements.
The print program supplies a period at the end of the series heading and tracing unless final punctuation (. ! ?) is present. However, the print program does not supply a period for the first series tracing.
ISBD records. The print program supplies a space-dash-space ( -- ) between the physical description (3xx fields) and the first series statement.
If a publication includes the ISSN for the series, enter the ISSN in subfield ‡x of the series statement field. The print program supplies ISSN before the number. The ISSN does not print in the series tracing or heading: