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245  Title Statement (NR)

       

Input Standards

Mandatory/Mandatory
1st Indicator  Title added entry
No added entry
1 Added entry
2nd Indicator  Nonfiling characters
No nonfiling characters
1-9 Number of nonfiling characters present
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards 
‡a Title (NR) Mandatory/Mandatory
MIX: Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡b Remainder of title  (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
CNR: Optional/Optional
‡c Statement of responsibility, etc. (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡f Inclusive dates (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡g Bulk dates (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡h Medium (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡k Form (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡n Number of part/section of a work (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡p Name of part/section of a work (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡s Version (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable




Definition

The title and statement of responsibility. Field 245 consists of the title proper and may also contain the general material designation (medium), remainder of title, other title information, the remainder of the title page transcription and statement(s) of responsibility. The title proper includes the short title and alternative title, the numerical designation of a part/section and the name of a part/section.

Archival materials 

The name by which the material is known. In addition to the title, remainder of title and remainder of title-page transcription, the title statement may include inclusive dates (subfield ‡f) and bulk dates (subfield ‡g).

Use subfield ‡k (Form) for materials with no formal bibliographic title as the first subfield when the form of material is the only title information. If your local system requires a subfield ‡a as the first subfield, you may enter a "form of material" statement in subfield ‡a . Use subfield ‡k also to indicate "form" even if a formal title is given in subfield ‡a, ‡b and ‡c.

1st Indicator

Title added entry. A value that specifies whether a title added entry is made.
 
No added entry. No title added entry is made. Value is always used when a 1xx heading field is not present in the record.
245 [Man smoking at window].
245 3 Le bureau ‡h [filmstrip] = ‡b La Oficina = Das Büro.
 
1 Added entry. A title added entry is made.
245 1 Cancer research : ‡b official organ of the American Association for Cancer Research Inc.
245 1 [Nocturne, dance house].
245 1 Statistics : ‡b facts or fiction.

2nd Indicator

Nonfiling characters. The number of character positions associated with a definite or indefinite article (e.g., An, Le or The) at the beginning of a title that are disregarded in sorting and filing processes.
 
No nonfiling characters. No initial article character positions are disregarded. Use value if the title does not begin with an article.
245 1 Harvard project manager.
245 1 War of the worlds.

Diacritical marks or special characters at the beginning of a title field that does not begin with an initial article are not counted as nonfiling characters.

245 [Diary].
245 1 --as others see us
 
1-9 Number of nonfiling characters present. A non-zero value indicates that a title begins with a definite or indefinite article that is disregarded in sorting and filing processes. Any diacritical mark, space, mark of punctuation associated with the article and any space or mark of punctuation preceding the first filing character is included in the count of nonfiling characters.

Any diacritic or special character associated with the first filing character is not included in the count of nonfiling characters.

245 A to Z drug fact.
245 4 The year book of medicine.
245 5 [The part of Pennsylvania that ... townships].
245 1 2 A report to the legislature for the year ... 
245 1 2 L'enfant criminal.
245 1 2 L'été
245 1 3 An A--Z of employment law.
245 1 5 The "winter mind" : ‡b William Bronk and American letters / ‡c Burt Kimmelman.
245 1 5 "The eve that never sleeps ... "
245 1 6 --the serpent--snapping eye.
245 1 8 The ... annual report to the Governor.

Subfields

The descriptive cataloging conventions used to create the record influence the use and placement of subfields. Use of tags and subfields should follow the intent of the descriptive conventions. Use the following guidelines:

  • AACR2 prescribes that the date be incorporated into the title statement for radiograms, telegrams, single letters, etc., and that the date of signing be incorporated into the title statement for commissions, deeds, leases, mortgages, warrants, wills, etc. Enter titles with such dates as follows:
245 1 ‡a [Letter, 1901 March 6: ‡b Dublin to Henrik Ibsen, Kristiania, Oslo].
245 1 Postcard, 1898 March 1, Rome [to] H.G. Wells, Worcester Park, Surrey.
  • However, AACR2 prescribes that titles for items other than those in the preceding paragraph generally would not contain a date or dates. Instead, the date or dates would be treated as imprint information and would therefore be entered in field 260 (Publication, Distribution, Etc. [Imprint]) subfield ‡c .
    245 1 Alice's adventures under ground : ‡b a Christmas gift to a dear child in memory of a summer day / ‡c Lewis Carroll (Rev. C.L. Dodgson)
    260     ‡c 1864.
    245 1 Records / ‡c American Colonization Society.
    260     ‡c 1816-1908.
    245 1 Exil / ‡c St.-J. Perse.
    260     ‡c 1941.
  • Describing Archives: A Content Standard prescribes that you treat dates as part of the title statement.
    245 1 ‡k Letter, 1901 March 6: ‡b Dublin to Henrik Ibsen, Kristiania, [Oslo].
    245 ‡k Autograph collection, ‡f 1600-1882.
    [No 260 field is used. The main entry is for collector's name.] 
    245 ‡k Diary, ‡f 1789 Jan. 1-1791 Mar. 17.
    [No 260 field is used. The main entry is for the name of the diarist.] 
    245 Leaves of grass : ‡b holograph manuscript, ‡f 1855.
    [No 260 field is used.] 
    245 ‡k Records, ‡f 1939-1973.
    [No 260 field is used. The main entry is for the Bollingen Foundation.] 
    245 1 Janet Flanner-Solita Solano papers, ‡f 1870-
    [No 260 field is used.] 
    245 1 ‡k Papers, ‡f 1932-1971
    [No 260 field is used. The main entry is for the Schramm family.]
  • Whether you enter the date or dates in field 245 or field 260, code the fixed-field elements DtSt and Dates according to date information in the field you chose.
‡a Title   The title proper and alternative title, excluding the designation of the number or name of a part. Use also for the first title of separate works (by the same or different authors/composers) in a collection lacking a collective title.
 

In records formulated according to ISBD principles, subfield ‡a includes all the information up to and including the first mark of ISBD punctuation (i.e., an equal sign [=], a colon [:], a semicolon [;] or a slash [/]) or the medium designator (e.g., [microform]).

245 Concerto for piano, with chamber music ensemble, op. 26 (1961).
245 ETZ : ‡b ...
245 Hamlet ; ‡b Romeo and Juliette ; Othello ...
245 John Eager Howard.
245 Oklahoma ‡h [sound recording] ; ‡b Carousel ; South Pacific ...
245 Proceedings / ‡c ...
245 1 [Seventeen poems].
245 1 Map of Amish farmland, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
245 1 Under the hill, or, The story of Venus and Tannhauser.
245 1 3 An interpretation of Zarahemla ...
 

Treat a set of initials, an initialism or an acronym in the title proper as a distinct word. Do not enter spaces between the letters or periods within the initials, initialism or acronym. Enter one space between a set of initials, initialism or acronym and the preceding and following data.

245 H.G. Wells and the world state
245 IAVRI bulletin
245 1 NAL newsletter
245 1 4 The most of S.J. Perelman
 

For marks of omission (...) appearing on the item, substitute a dash (--). If the dash occurs within or at the end of the subfield, enter one space following the dash. If the dash occurs at the beginning of the subfield, do not enter a space.

245 1 --and then there were none
[Title page: ...and then there were none] 
245 1 Getting around-- in Germany
[Title page: Getting around...in Germany] 
 

If the item lacks a collective title, input the first title in subfield ‡a. Input subsequent titles in field 245 subfield ‡b, as appropriate. (Use field 740 [Added Entry–Uncontrolled Related/Analytical Title] for uncontrolled title access to each of the titles in subfield ‡b, as appropriate.)

245 Speedway! ; ‡b Spin-out! ; Crypto-logic!
245 1 Four small dances ‡h [sound recording] ; ‡b and, Six Hungarian folksongs
245 1 Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden ‡h [sound recording] : ‡b BWV 230 ; Jesu, meine Freude : BWV 227
245 1 Lord Macaulay's essays ; ‡b and, Lays of ancient Rome
‡b Remainder of title   The remainder of the title information. The data includes parallel titles, titles subsequent to the first (in terms lacking a collective title) and other title information. Do not repeat subfield ‡b when more than one parallel title, subsequent title and/or other title information is given in the field.

In records formulated according to ISBD principles, subfield ‡b contains all the data following the first mark of ISBD punctuation and up to and including the next mark of ISBD punctuation. That next mark of punctuation may be:

  • a slash (/) introducing the first author statement,
  • a period (.) preceding the number of a part/section of a work (subfield ‡n ), or
  • a period (.) preceding the name of a part/section of a work (subfield ‡p ).
 
245 1999 Bracebridge map : ‡b the heart of Muskoka, Ontario, Canada.
245 Animalsk production = ‡b Tiererzeugung = Animal production.
245 Colorado heritage : ‡b the journal of the Colorado Historical Society.
245 Love from Joy : ‡b letters from a farmer's wife. ‡n Part III, ‡p 1987-1995, At the bungalow.
245 1 Ceramic forum international : ‡b CFI : Berichte der DKG.
245 1 Conference on Industrial Development in the Arab Countries : ‡b [proceedings].
245 1 Distribution of the principal kinds of soil : ‡b orders, suborders, and great groups : National Soil Survey Classification of 1967.
245 1 Gentlemen's quarterly ‡h [microform] : ‡b GQ.
245 1 Private eyeballs : ‡b golden treasury of bad taste.
245 1 Trade Union Fellowship Program : ‡b [announcement].
245 1 International review of applied psychology : ‡b the journal of the International Association of Applied Psychology = Revue internationale de psychologie appliquée.
246 1 1 Revue internationale de psychologie appliquée
‡c Statement of responsibility, etc.   The first statement of responsibility and/or remaining data in the field that has not been coded in one of the other subfields. Once subfield ‡c has been recorded, no further subfield coding of field 245 is possible.

In records formulated according to ISBD principles, subfield ‡c contains all the data following the first slash (/).

 
245 Management report. ‡n Part I / ‡c U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command.
245 Retail et volaille / ‡c Bureau des statistiques de Québec = Livestock and poultry / Quebec Bureau of Statistics.
245 4 The plays of Oscar Wilde / ‡c Alan Bird.
245 1 He who hunted birds in his father's village : ‡b the dimensions of a Haida myth / ‡c Gary Snyder ; preface by Nathaniel Tarn ; edited by Donald Allen.
245 1 How to play chess / ‡c Kevin Wicker ; with a foreword by David Pritchard ; illustrated by Karel Feuerstein.
245 1 Island series. ‡p Penrhyn, bathymetry / ‡c compilation by K.B. Lewis, P. Larkin, and T.T. Rongo ; Bathymetric compilation and contouring by K.B. Lewis, T.T. Rongo and A.T. Utanga ; drawn by S.C. Glover.
245 1 Project directory / ‡c TDC = Répertoire des projets / CDT.
245 1 4 The analysis of the law / ‡c Sir Matthew Hale. The students companion / Giles Jacob.
‡f Inclusive dates   The time during which the entirety of the contents of the described record unit were created. Use for archival materials.
 
245 Short-Harrison-Symmes family papers, ‡f 1760-1878.
245 ‡k Letter, ‡f 1901 March 6, ‡b Dublin, to Henrik Ibsen, Kristiana [Oslo].
‡g Bulk dates   The time period during which the bulk of the described materials were created. Use for archival materials.
 
245 ‡k Records, ‡f 1939-1973 ‡g 1965-1972.
245 1 ‡k Employment applications ‡g Jan.-Dec. 1985.
‡h Medium   A medium designator used in the title statement. See "GMDs and Library of Congress Rule Interpretations" in section 2.1 for a list of GMDs.

In records formulated according to ISBD principles, the medium designator appears in lowercase letters and is enclosed within brackets. It follows the title proper (which consists of subfields ‡a and any subfields ‡n and/or ‡p that follow immediately) and precedes the remainder of the title (which consists of subfield ‡b plus any subfields ‡n and/or ‡p that follow it), subsequent titles (in items lacking a collective title) and/or statement(s) of responsibility, etc., (subfield ‡c).

 
245 [Geode] ‡h [realia].
245 Daily report. ‡p People's Republic of China ‡h [microform] / ‡c FBIS.
245 3 La mer ‡h [sound recording] ; ‡b Khamma ; Rhapsody for clarinet and orchestra / ‡c Claude Debussy.
[Item lacks a collective title.] 
245 4 The Green bag ‡h [microform] : ‡b a useless but entertaining magazine for lawyers.
245 1 4 The New Lost City Ramblers with Cousin Emmy ‡h [sound recording].
245 1 4 The printer's manual ‡h [microform] / ‡c by Caleb Stower ; with a new introduction by John Bidwell. The printer's companion / by Edward Grattan ; with a new introduction by Clinton Sisson.
‡k Form   The form of the material. Specific kinds of materials are distinguished by an examination of their physical character, the subject of their intellectual content or the order of information within them (e.g., daybooks, diaries, directories, journals or memoranda). Use for archival materials.
 
245 1 Four years at Yale : ‡k diaries, ‡f 1903 Sept. 16-1907 Oct. 5.
245 1 4 The charity ball : ‡b a comedy in four acts : ‡k typescript, ‡f 1889 / ‡c by David Belasco and Henry C. DeMille.
‡n Number of part/section of a work   The number designation for a part/section of a work used in a title. Numbering is defined as an indication of sequencing in any form (e.g., Book two, Part 1 or Supplement A). Multiple numberings for a part/section are contained in a single subfield ‡n. Separate multiple numberings with a comma. In music titles, the serial opus or thematic index number are generally not contained in subfield ‡n.

In records formulated according to ISBD principles, subfield ‡n follows a period (.).

 
245 Etudes et documents tchadiens. ‡n Série B
245 Comptes rendus Lebdomadaires des séances de l'Académie des Sciences. ‡n A, ‡p Sciences mathématiques. ‡n B, ‡p Sciences physiques.
‡p Name of part/section of a work   A name designation of a part/section of a work.

In records formulated according to ISBD principles, subfield ‡p follows a period (.) when it is preceded by subfield ‡a, ‡b or another subfield ‡p. Subfield ‡p follows a comma (,) when it follows subfield ‡n.

 
245 Deutsche Bibliographie. ‡p Wöchentliches Verzeichnis. ‡n Reihe B, ‡p Beilage, Erscheinungen ausserhalb des Verlagsbuchhandels : ‡b Amtsblatt der Deutschen Bibliothek.
245 1 Manufacturing industries of Canada. ‡p Geographical distribution = ‡b Industries manufacturiéres du Canada. ‡p Réparition géographique.

Repeat subfields ‡n and ‡p only when following a subfield ‡a, ‡b, ‡n or ‡p. If a title recorded in subfield ‡c includes the name and/or number of a part/section, those elements are not separately subfield coded.

245 Zentralblatt für Bakteriologie, Parasitenkunde, Infektionkrankheiten und Hygiene. ‡n 1. Abt. Originale. ‡n Reihe B, ‡p Hygiene, Krankenhaushygiene, Betriebshygiene, präventive Medizin.
245 Annual report of the Minister of Supply and Service Canada under the Corporations and Labour Unions Returns Act. ‡n Part II, ‡p Labour unions = ‡b Rapport annuel du ministre des Approvisionnements et services Canada présenté sous l'empire et des syndicates ouvriers. ‡n Partie II, ‡p Syndicats ouvriers.
245 Concerto per piano n. 21, K 467 ‡h [sound recording] / ‡c W.A. Mozart. L'assedio di Corinto. Ouverture / G. Rossini.
‡s Version   The name, code or description of a copy of the described materials that was generated at different times or for different audiences. Use for archival materials.
 
245 1 Director's report of the Association of Insurance Adjusters. ‡s Member release.

Printing

Field 245 prints in the title paragraph before the edition statement or imprint. The print program supplies a space-dash-space ( -- ) between the title statement and the next field. You should enter brackets around the GMD in subfield ‡h (Medium). For more information, see OCLC Catalog Cards: http://www.oclc.org/support/documentation/worldcat/cataloging/cards/default.htm.
 

If the 1st indicator value is 1, the print program provides an added entry and tracing. The title proper (subfields ‡a , ‡n and ‡p ) prints as the added entry. The word Title: and the appropriate Roman numeral print with the tracing.

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