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321  Former Publication Frequency (R)

       

Input Standards

Required if applicable/Optional
1st Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
2nd Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards 
‡a Former publication frequency (NR) Mandatory/Mandatory
‡b Dates of former publication frequency  (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable




Definition

The former publication frequency of a continuing resource (serial or integrating resource). Use only when a current publication frequency is given in field 310.
  Use the following guidelines for capitalization, punctuation, and representation of numerals:
  • Capitalize the first letter of the first word in subfield ‡a.
  • Enter a comma between subfields ‡a and ‡b.
  • Do not enter final punctuation unless the field ends with an abbreviation.
  • If the first 321 field begins with a number and field 310 is also present, spell out the number in the first 321 field.
310     4 issues yearly, ‡b August 1904-
321     Five issues yearly, ‡b 1901-June 1904
  • Enter each former frequency in a separate 321 field. Enter the former frequencies in the order of earliest to most recent.
  • Spell out a number appearing in the first 321 field only. Use an Arabic numeral in subsequent 321 fields.
310     Monthly, ‡b 1949-1956
321     Five issues yearly, ‡b 1947
321     14 issues yearly, ‡b 1948

1st Indicator

Undefined. The 1st indicator position is undefined and contains a blank (blank character).
 
blank character Undefined 

2nd Indicator

Undefined. The 2nd indicator position is undefined and contains a blank (blank character).
 
blank character Undefined 

Subfields

 
‡a Former publication frequency  

The complete statement, exclusive of dates, of the former publication frequency.

310     Monthly, ‡b 1985-
321     Ten numbers a year, ‡b 1982-1984
‡b Dates of former publication frequency  

The dates of the former publication frequency.

321     Monthly, ‡b 1957-1962
321     Bimonthly (irregular), ‡b 1964-1967

Printing

The current and former frequencies (field 310 and field 321) print as the first note. See field 310 for more information.

This page last revised: June 16, 2014