This document is intended for staff who edit and update periodical bibliographic records created by LC or CONSER libraries.
Do not use Type of Entry=1 records.
If the 042 is not present or if lc, lcd, or pcc is not present, give the material to a cataloger for review.
If coded for Computer File, check with an electronic resources cataloger to determine if we have electronic access to title. Delete the coding for Computer File if we do not have access to the electronic version.
Refer to the OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards, fixed field elements for complete coding information and examples.
c (currently published)
d (ceased publication)
Date 1 (Use beginning date of coverage or publication) Date 2 (Use ending date or 9999)
Frequency Edit as necessary to match current frequency.
Regularity Edit as necessary to correspond to current frequency. The Frequency code in a record should agree with the Regularity code in that record. See OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards, field 310 and field 321 for more information.
Language Edit as necessary to match the language of the item.
If the ISSN on the periodical is different from the ISSN in the 022 field, give the material to a cataloger for review.
Use the name of the publisher/distributor in the 260 |b even when it also appears in an author, title, or statement of responsibility field. In older bibliographic records expand a shortened publishers name in the subfield |b in order to provide access to the name.
If there is no 310 field present on the record, add it to match the Frequency code in the 008 field.
Follow applicable instructions in 4XX & 8XX Series in the Bibliographic and Authority Records .
Delete any subject headings with second indicator 4 that duplicate a 6xx _0.
Retain all other subject headings. If there are no subject headings with second indicator 0, consult a cataloger.
Carefully check for any 780 or 785 fields to determine if the correct record has been selected.
Check with a cataloger to determine if we have electronic access to title.
Use both enumeration and chronology, if both appear on the item. A publication or copyright date is not considered chronology unless the material has no other enumeration or chronology.
Add if the material has a supplement or index.
Notify person responsible for union listing of the new title via e-mail using the subject line Union Listing: [title].
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