covers successively issued (i.e., serials) or integrating (e.g. updating loose-leafs, updating web sites) resources.
Also covers the following categories of finite resources (i.e. those with a predetermined conclusion): resources that exhibit characteristics of serials, such as successive issues, numbering, and frequency, but whose duration is limited (e.g. newsletters of events); reprints of serials; and finite integrating resources.
Types of Continuing Resources > Serials > Integrating Resources
Kinds of Continuing Resources
Basis of Description
> base the description of a serial on the first issue or part or, lacking this, on the earliest available issue or part. Prefer the first (or earliest) issue or part over a source associated with the whole serial or with a range of more than one issue or part.
All issues or parts and any other source Standard number and terms of availability All issues or parts and any other source Note All issues or parts Series All issues or parts Physical description First or earliest issue or part First or earliest issue or part First and/or last issues or parts Publication, distribution, etc. Place & pub, distributor, etc. Place & manufacturer Dates First and/or last issues or parts for each system or sequence Numbering First or earliest issue or part Edition area First or earliest issue or part Title and statement of responsibility BASIS OF DESCRIPTION AREA All issues or parts and any other source Standard number and terms of availability All issues or parts and any other source Note All issues or parts Series All issues or parts Physical description First or earliest issue or part First or earliest issue or part First and/or last issues or parts Publication, distribution, etc. Place & pub, distributor, etc. Place & manufacturer Dates First and/or last issues or parts for each system or sequence Numbering First or earliest issue or part Edition First or earliest issue or part Title and statement of responsibility BASIS OF DESCRIPTION AREA
b). Integrating resources > base the description of an integrating resource, except the beginning date of publication, on the current iteration of that resource
All iterations and any other source Standard number and terms of availability All iterations and any other source Note Current iteration Series Current iteration Physical description Current iteration Current iteration First and/or last iterations Publication, distribution, etc. Place & pub, distributor, etc. Place & manufacturer Dates Current iteration Edition Current iteration Title and statement of responsibility BASIS OF DESCRIPTION AREA
Chief source of Information
a). Printed resources
> the chief source of information is the title proper or the title page substitute. The title page substitute of an item lacking a title page is (in this order of preference) the analytical title page, cover, caption, masthead, editorial pages, colophon, other pages. Specify the source used as the title page substitute in a note
b.) Nonprint resources
> for direct access electronic serials, prefer the physical carrier or its labels as the chief source of information
Prescribed sources of Information
a.) Printed resources
The prescribed source(s) of information for each area of the description is set out below. Enclose information taken from outside the prescribed source(s) in square brackets.
Title page, other preliminaries, colophon Edition The whole resource Numbering Any source Standard number and terms of availability Any source Note Series title page, analytical page, cover, caption, masthead, editorial pages, colophon, rest of the resource Series The whole resource Physical description The whole resource Publication, distribution, etc. Title page Title and statement of responsibility PRESCRIBED SOURCES OF INFORMATION AREA
b.) Nonprint resources
Follow the instructions in subrule .0B in the relevant chapter in part I
Standard Bibliographic Description
Extent of item (i.e., numbering of volumes) Illustrations Dimensions Physical description area Place of publication Publisher Date/s of publication Publication, distribution area Chronological/numeric designation Numbering area Edition statement Statement of responsibility relating to the ed. (unusual for serials) Edition area Title proper Other title information First statement of responsibility (less frequent for seals) Title and statement of responsibility are ELEMENTS INCLUDED IN EACH AREA AREA OF DESCRIPTION
ISSN Terms of availability Standard number and terms of availability Notes (in the order given in AARC2) Note area Series title Statement of responsibility relating to the series ISSN of the series Series numbering (very unusual for serials) Series area
1. Title & statement of responsibility area
Transcribe the title proper as instructed in Rule 1.1B
The electronic journal of analytic geometry
When the title appears in full and in the form of an acronym or initialism in the chief source of information, choose the full form of the title proper
Ex: Linguistics and language behavior abstracts
(Title appears in full and as LLBA in the chief source)
If the title of such a section or supplement is preceded by an enumeration or alphabetic designation, give the common title followed by the designation and the section or supplement title
Ex: Journal of polymer science. Part A, General papers
Progress in nuclear energy. Series II, Reactors
For serials, if the title includes a date, name, number, etc., that varies from issue to issue, omit this date, name, number, etc., and replace it by the mark of omission, unless it occurs at the beginning of the title, in which case do not give the mark of omission
Ex: Report on the … Conference on Development Objectives and Strategy
Supply estimates for the year ending …
The annual report of Governor …
(Title appears as: The annual report of Governor Rhodes. The name
of the governor changes with each specific term of office)
Change in the title proper
a.) Serials. If a major change in the title proper occurs, make a new description. If a minor change occurs in the title proper on the subsequent issue or part, in general, give the earlier title in the note.
b.) Integrating resources. If any change in the title proper occurs on a subsequent iteration, change the title and statement of responsibility area to reflect the current iteration and, in general, give the earlier title in a note.
General material designation (optional addition)
Give immediately following the title proper the appropriate “general material designation
Ex: Yoga for health [GMD]
Audio arts [GMD]
Statement of responsibility
Transcribe the statements of responsibility relating to persons or bodies as instructed
Quarterly review [GMD] / Soil Association
Moot [GMD] / Eunice Wilson
Application statistics [GMD] / [prepared by] the Research Division of the Council of Ontario Universities and the Ontario Universities Application Centre.
a.) Serials. Do not record as statements of responsibility statements relating to persons who are editors. If a statement relating to an editor is considered necessary by the cataloging agency, give it in a note.
Ex. R.L.C.’s museum gazette [GMD]
Note: Compiled and edited by Richard L. Coulton with the assistance of voluntary aid
b.) Integrating resources. Record statements of responsibility relating to persons who are editors as statements of responsibility if considered to be important.
… / edited by Cyril H. Wecht
… / [edited by] John C. Minahan, Jr. ; adapted from M. Wagner,
Minnesota legal forms.
2. Edition area
a.) Serials. If an edition belongs to one of the types below, transcribe as instructed
local edition statement
ii) special interest edition statements
Ed. pour le medicin
iii) Special format or physical presentation statements
iv) language edition statements
v) reprint or reissue indicating a reissue or revision as a whole
2 nd ed.
b.) Integrating resources. Transcribe an edition statement as instructed if considered to be important.
3. Numbering area
a.) Serials. Give this area for serials (with the exception of unnumbered monographic series) if cataloguing from the first and /or at last issue or part
b.) Integrating resources . This area is not generally applicable.
Precede this area by a full stop, space , dash, space.
Follow the numbering of the first issue or part of a serial by a hyphen
Precede the numbering by a hyphen when only the numbering of the last issue or part of a serial is given.
Enclose a date following a numeric and/or alphabetic designation in parentheses.
Precede an alternative numbering system by an equals sign when more than one system of designation is used.
Precede a new sequence of numbering by a semicolon
indicates CD-ROM product cdr indicates microfiche mfc indicates microfilm mf indicates number. Most abbreviation used are taken from AACR2, rev. no. indicates volume v. is used to separate the enumerative information (volume) from the chronological information (date) , indicates that the serial has ceased publication. It is always found at the end of a year or volume number. // indicates that the holdings are broken. They begin again with the volume or number that follows the semicolon ; indicates that the library has incomplete holdings for that volume or year [year or volume number] indicates that the first holdings go from the first date to the second ─ date indicates that the holdings continue to the present ─
Numeric and/or alphabetic designation
Give the numeric and/or alphabetic designation of the first and/or last issue or part of a serial in the same terms, but not necessarily with the same punctuation , used in that issue or part. In describing a facsimile or other reprint give the numeric and/or alphabetic designation of the original.
Population trends [GMD]. – 1-
Papers on formal linguistics [GMD]. – No. 1-
Policy publication review [GMD]. – Vol. 1, no. 1-
Poetry North-east [GMD]. – Issue no. 1-
If the sequence of numbering is continued from a previous serial, give the numbering of the first issue or part of the serial represented by the new description.
Word processing report [GMD]. – International ed. – Vol. 1,
If the first and/or last issue or part of a serial is identified by a chronological designation, give it in the same terms
Annual report on consumer policy in OECD member countries [GMD] / Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. – 1975-
If the first and/or last issue or part of a serial is identified by both a numeric and/or alphabetic designation and a chronological designation, give the numeric and/or alphabetic designation before the chronological designation
If the first issue or part of a serial lacks any numbering, but subsequent issues or part define a designation pattern, supply numbering for the first or part based on the pattern. If information about designation of subsequent issues or parts is not available, give [No.1] – (or the equivalent in the language of the title proper ) or a chronological designation for the first issue or part as appropriate.
[Pt. 1] –
[No. 1] –
In describing a serial that has ceased publication, give the designation of the first issue or part followed by the designation of the last issue or part. If information about the first issue or part is not available, give only the designation of the last issue or part.
If the numbering starts a new sequence with a different system give the designation of the first and/or last issues or part under the old system followed by designation of the first issue or part under the new system.
If a new sequence is accompanied by wording to differentiate the sequence, such as new series, include this wording. Distinguish such wording from that of a section title that is to be placed after a common title.
Vol. 1, no. 1 (June 1986) – v. 8, no. 12 (Dec. 1993) ; new ser., v. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 1994) –
4. Publication, distribution, et., area
Give the place of publication, distribution, etc., as instructed
Give the name of the publisher, and optionally the distributor
London : On Target Publications
London : [s.n.]
Ottawa : Canadian Oral History Association
Change in place of publication, and name of publisher, etc.
Serials. If the place of publisher, and name of publisher, etc., changes on a subsequent issue or part and this change does require a new description, give the later place and name in a note if considered to be important.
Integrating resources. If the publication, distribution, etc., area changes on a subsequent iteration, change the publication, distribution, etc., area to reflect the current iteration and give the earlier place and name in a note if considered to be important.
Date of publication, distribution, etc.
Beginning date of publication, distribution, etc.
Give the beginning date of publication, distribution, etc.,
Windsor, Berkshire : Wax & Wane, 1975-
Ending date of publication, distribution, etc
a) Serials. In describing a serial that has ceased publication, give the date(s) of publication
Montreal : Canadian Association of Geographers, 1968-1969.
b). Integrating resources. In describing an integrating resource that is complete, give the date(s) of publication as instructed
5. Physical description area
Extent of item (including specific material designation)
For resource that is still in progress, give the relevant specific material designation (taken from the chapter dealing with the type of material to which the resource belongs. For printed resources, use the specific material designation v . For updating loose-leafs, and the qualifier (loose-leaf) .
For ceased or complete resource, precede the appropriate specific material designation by the number of parts in Arabic numerals
2 v. (loose-leaf)
Give the dimension of the resource as instructed in the chapter dealing with the type of material to which the resource belongs
23 v. : ill. ; 25 cm.
filmstrips : col. ; 35 cm.
16 film cassettes : sd., col. ; standard 8 mm.
CD-ROMS : col. ; 4 ¾ in.
sound discs ; 4 ¾ in.
6. Series area
Record each series statement as instructed. For serials, do not give the series numbering if each issue or part is separately numbered within the series.
(Public Health service publication ; no. 1124)
(Bulletin of the Iowa Highway Research Board, Iowa State
(West Virginia University Bulletin. Engineering Experiment
Station bulletin, ISSN 0083-8640)
7. Note area
Make notes as set out in the following subrules and in the order given there.
Frequency. Make notes on the frequency of the serial or frequency of updates to the integrating resource unless it is apparent from the content of the title and statement of responsibility area is unknown. Also, make note on changes in frequency.
Monthly (during school year)
Language. Make notes on the language(s) of the resource unless this is apparent from the rest of the description.
Text in French and English
Bibliographic history and relationships with other resources. Make notes on the bibliographic history and on important relationships between the resource being described and the immediately preceding, immediately succeeding, or simultaneously issued resources.
a) Continuation . If a resource continues a previously published resource, give the name of the preceding resource .
Continues : Monthly Scottish news bulletin
Rev. ed. of : Canadian regulation of international trade and investment
If resource is continued by a subsequently published resource, give the name of the succeeding resource, and optionally the date of the change.
Continued by : Shoestyle, 2000
b) Merger. If a resource is the result of the merger of two or more other resources, give the names of the resources that were merged.
Merger of : British abstracts. B1, Chemical engineering, fuels metallurgy, applied electrochemistry, and industrial inorganic chemistry; and: British abstracts. B2, Industrial organic chemistry
If a resource is merged with one or more other resources to form a resource with a new title, give the name(s) of the resource(s) with which it has merged and the name of the new resource.
Merged with: Journal/British Ceramic Society, to become: Transactions andjournal of the British Ceramic Society
c.) Split . If a resource is the result of the split of a previous resources into two or more resources, give the name of the resource that has been split
Continues in part: Proceedings / the Institution of Mechanical
If a resource splits into two or more separate resources, give the names of the resources resulting from the split.
Split into: Report on research and development/ Department of Energy:
and: Report on research and development / Department of Industry
If a resource has separated from another resource, give the name of the resource of which it was once a part
Separated from: Farm journal and country gentlemen
d.) Absorption . If a resource absorbs another resource, give the name of the resource of which it was once part.
Absorbed: Metals technology: and, in part mining and metallurgy
e.) Translation , If a resource is a translation of a previously published resource( as opposed to a different language edition of a resource), give the name of the original.
Translation of : Ble dans le monde
If a resource is translated, give the name of the translation.
Translated as: Plant Physiology
(Resource is in Russian)
f.) Simultaneous edition. If a resource is one of two or more editions differing in partial content and/or in language, give the name of the other edition(s).
English ed. of: Bulletin critique du livre francais
If the name of the other edition is not readily available, make a general note.
Issued also in Sanskrit
If a resource is published in more edition that can be named conveniently, make a general note.
g.) Supplement. If a resource is a supplement to another resource, give the name of the main resource.
Supplement to: Philosophical magazine
If a resource has supplement(s) that are described separately, make notes identifying the supplement(s).
Has supplement: Journal of the Royal Numismatic Society
8. Standard number and terms of availability area
Give the International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) or International Standard Book Number (ISBN) assigned to a resource