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515  Numbering Peculiarities Note (R)

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ǂa Numbering peculiarities note (NR) Mandatory/Mandatory


An unformatted note giving irregularities and peculiarities in numbering or publishing patterns. Use also to show that a publication is issued in parts or revised editions or to express report year coverage.

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ǂa Numbering peculiarities note

A statement on the numbering irregularity or peculiarity. Use subfield ǂa to include the following:

  • Irregularities or peculiarities in numbering, such as:
    • Combined issues or volumes
    • Confusion in use of series numbering or whole numbering systems
    • Double numbering
    • Numbering that does not begin with volume one
    • Publication of preliminary issues not included in the regular numbering
    • Serials issued in parts, sections, or volumes
    • Suspended publications
    • Unpublished items
515     An introductory number called volume 1, number 0 issued as a supplement to Latin America. -- New serial titles.
515     Designation New series dropped with volume 38, 1908.
515     Issues for 1892-1902 called volumes 2-12; 1903-April 1906 called volumes 1-4; May 1906-July 1910 called volumes 1-5, no. 3.
515     Preceded by an undated issue called Special premium issue.
515     Some issues lack volume numbering.
515     Volumes 53 and 54 combined.
515     Volumes for 1960-1963 issued together.
515     Volumes for the 8th-19th annual meetings called also volumes 7-17 (9th and 10th issues combined as volume 8).
  • Irregularities in publishing patterns
515     New series volume 2 (September-December 1837) not issued.
515     No banquet held in 1914.
515     No more published?
515     None published 1941-1946. -- British Museum general catalogue of printed books.
515     Proceedings of the first meeting not published. -- New serial titles.
515     Publication suspended September 1906-June 1907, May 1910-October 1910.
515     Suspended 1926-1929, 1936.
515     Volumes 1-7 not published. -- Union list of serials.
  • Publications issued in parts or revised editions
515     Directories for some sessions issued in revised editions.
515     Issued in parts.
  • Report year coverage
515     Report covers fiscal year.
515     Report year ends September 30.

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