8xx Introduction

 

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8xx fields

Use fields 800, 810, and 811 for series added entries in name/title form.

Use field 830 for series added entries in title form. See " 4xx Introduction" for information on printing series information.

When adding a heading that is nonstandard and meaningful only for your institution, use the fields below, which are retained in institution records, but not in master records.

Obsolete 4xx fields

Fields 400, 410, and 411 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.

Current cataloging

If you are inputting current cataloging, construct entries according to Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, second edition (AACR2) and Library of Congress (LC) practice. Search the OCLC Authority File to verify forms of entry.

Use current LC-AACR2 or AACR2-compatible forms of names and uniform titles. If the current LC-AACR2 or AACR2-compatible form is unknown, construct the heading according to AACR2 and the Library of Congress Rule Interpretations (LCRIs).

Retrospective cataloging

If you are inputting retrospective cataloging, search the OCLC Authority File to verify forms of entry.

Use current LC-AACR2 or AACR2-compatible forms of names and uniform titles. If the current LC-AACR2 or AACR2-compatible form is unknown, you may enter the pre-AACR2 form, but you are encouraged to construct the heading according to AACR2 and the LCRIs.

See section 2.2, " Transcribing Pre-AACR2 Copy," for more information.

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