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5.2.2. Subfield $8. Link and sequence number

Example: On record: 891 [indicators] $9 853 $8 1 $a [enumeration]

New field: 891 [indicators] $9 853 $8 2 $a [enumeration]

5.2.3.4. Primary bibliographic units

Examples:
1. 891 20 $9 853 $8 1 $a v. $b no. [pattern]

2. 891 20 $9 853 $8 1 $a año $b t. [pattern] $c no. [pattern] $d pt. [pattern]

3. 891 20 $9 854 $8 3 $a +suppl. [enumeration: 2nd supplement]

BUT: 891 20 $9 854 $a suppl. [enumeration: 1994 supplement] OR: 854 $a (year)

4. 891 20 $9 853 $8 1 $a (*) $b (*) [pattern]

5. 891 20 $9 853 $8 1 $a (year) $b (month) [pattern]

6. 891 20 $9 853 $8 1 $a (year/year) $b no. [pattern]

7. 891 20 $9 853 $8 1 $a v. $b no. [pattern] $z bcan##

8.891 20 $9 853 $8 1 $a new ser.:v. $b no. [pattern]

891 20 $9 853 $8 2 $a Ser.B:v. $b no. [pattern]

5.2.4. Subfield $u. Bibliographic units per next higher level

Example 1 (quarterly issues form an annual volume)
891 20 $9 853 $8 1 $a v. $b no. $u 4

Example 2 (three issues per internal volume, each in an unknown number of parts)
891 20 $9 853 $8 1 $a v. $b no. $u 3 $c pt. $u und [values var and und cannot be used for prediction]

Example 3 (ten issues per volume)
891 20 $9 853 $8 1 $a v. $b no. $u 10 [variation explained in subfield y, see below]

5.2.5. Subfield $v. Numbering continuity

Example 1 (5 numbers per volume, internal numbering restarts with each new volume)
891 20 $9 853 $8 1 $a anno $b fasc. $u 5 $v r

Example 2 (6 numbers per volume, internal numbering increments independently)
891 20 $9 853 $8 1 $a año $b no. $u 6 $v c

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5.2.6. Subfields $ i-m.Chronology captions

Examples: full correlation (quarterly): 891 $9 853 $8 1 $a v. $ b no. $ i (year) $j (season)
inexact correlation: 891 $9 853 $8 1 $a v. $ b no. $ i (year) $j (month) $k (day)

Example 1 891 20 $9 853 $8 1 $a anno $b fasc. $i (year) $j (season)

5.2.7. Subfield $p. Number of pieces per issuance

Example 1: Semiannual, six pieces per issuance
891 20 $9 853 $8 1 $a v. $b no. $u 12 $v r $i (year) $j (month) $p 6 $w f

Example 2: Quarterly, 2 pieces published per issuance>
891 20 $9 853 $8 1 $a Bd. $b Heft $u 8 $v r $i (year) $j (season) $p 2 $w q
[numbering scheme explained in subfield z, see below]

5.2.8. Subfield $w. Frequency

Example 1: semiannual supplement
891 20 $9 854 $8 1 $a suppl. to v. $i (year) $w f

Example 2: 2 semiannual volumes, each with 4 numbers
891 20 $9 853 $8 1 $a v. $b no. $u 4 $v r $w 8

5.2.9. Subfield $x.Calendar change

Example 1: Volume begins with spring issue

891 $9 853 $8 1 $a v. $b no. $u 4 $v r $i (year) $j (season) $w q $x 21

Example 2: A monthly publication which has 6 numbers per volume. The numbers increment continuously. The volumes begin in
June and December

891 20 $9 853 $8 1 $a v. $b no. $u 6 $v c $i (year) $j (month) $w m $x 06,12

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5.2.10. Subfield $y. Regularity pattern

Example 1: Full example of the coding of the serial in Section 5.2.4., Example 3, assuming a calendar change every March:

891 20 $9 853 $8 1 $a v. $b no. $u 10 $v r $i (year) $j (month) $x 03 $y pm01,02,03,04,05,06,09,10,11,12 $w m
OR: $y om07,08

Example 2: Publication is omitted all weeks of Jan.(ow01), last Wed. in June (0699we), every Wednesday in July (0700we), 1st,
2nd, 3rd, 4th Wed. in August (0801we,0802we,0803we,0804we), and next to last Wed. of September (0998we)

891 20 $9 853 $8 1 $a v. $b no. $w w $y ow01,0699we,0700we,0801we,0802we,0803we,0804we,0998we

Example 3: Publication is a weekly but omits the fifth Wed. of the month

891 20 $9 853 $8 1 $a v. $b no. $u 26 $v r $w w $x 0101 $y ow05we

Example 4: Item is a quarterly whose volume changes in summer, but whose issues in a given year come in the order: Winter,
Spring, Summer, Fall

891 20 $9 853 $8 1 $a v. $b no. $u 4 $ v r $i (year) $j (season) $w q $x 22 $y ps24,21,22,23

Example 5: Item is a quarterly designated by season and year. Its year begins with summer because it is published in the Southern Hemisphere

891 20 $9 853 $8 1 $a (year) $b (season) $u 4 $v r $w q $x 22 $y 22,23,24,21

Example 6: Item is a quarterly, published every second Wednesday of the month except in April when it is published on the second Thursday and May, when it is published on the first Wednesday

891 20 853 $8 1 $a v. $b no. $u 12 $v r $i (year) $j (month) $w m $x 01 $y pw02we $y pw0402th,0501we

Example 7: Item is published every Monday and Thursday except when January 1, July 4, December 25, Labor Day and Thanksgiving Day are on a Monday or a Thursday

891 20 $9 853 $8 1 $a v. $b no. $u 26 $v r $w c $x 07 $y pw00mo,00th $yod0101,0704,1225 $yow0901mo,1199th

Example 8: Item is published in fifty-one continuously numbered weekly issues. Issues dated in the fourth and fifth weeks of December (the fifty-first and fifty-second issues of the subscription year) are published in a combined issue

891 20 $9 853 $8 1 $a v. $b no. $u 51 $v c $i (year) $j (month) $w w $y cw1204/1205 $y ce251/52

Example 9: This title is published eleven times per year, combines in it second level enumeration )(for issues seven and eight) and combines chronology (July and August)

891 20 $9 853 $8 1 $a v. $b no. $u 12 $v r $i (year) $j (month) $w m $y ce27/8 $y cm07/08

5.2.11. Subfield z. Numbering scheme

Example 1: Full example of the coding of the serial in Section 5.2.8., Example 2, assuming a numbering scheme of 1a, 2a, etc., per issue. Item is a quarterly with two issues published each season. The numbering scheme used is Arabic, combined number, then letter in lower case (e.g., 1a-2a published in spring, 3a-4a published in summer, etc.

891 20 $9 853 $8 1 $a Bd. $b Heft $u 8 $v r $i (year) $j (season) $p 2 $w q $z cban

Example 2: Item is a weekly and the numbering scheme is an Arabic alternate script

891 20 $9 853 $8 1 $a v. $b issue $u 52 $v r $i (year) $j (month) $k day $w w $z aaarab

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5.2.12. Subfield $3. Materials specified

891 $9 853 $8 1 $a v. $b no. $u 4 $v r $i (year) $j (season) $w q $3 v. 5:no.3 LIC
891 $9 853 $8 2 $a v. $b no. $u 6 $v r $i (year) $j (month/month) $w b $3 6th ed. LIC

5.2.13. Subfield n. Pattern note

891 20 $9 853 $8 1 $a v. $b no. $u 92 $v c $i (year) $j (month) $w d $x01,04,07,10 $y cd0704/0705,1224/1225 $y ce2185/186,358/359 $n Based on v.11,no.2172/2173, Dec.24/Dec.25 2001.
[Item is published in three hundred and sixty-three continuously numbered issues in four volumes each year. Issues dated July 4th and December 25th are published as combined issues. The pattern is based on v.11:no.2171/2173, dated Dec.24.25, 2001.

5.3.3. Noting minor variations

891 20 $9 853 $8 2 $a v. $b no. $u 2 $v r $y ps21/22,23/24 $w q $x 21 $3 v.18:no.4 LIC (v.17(1998/99) in 4 issues)

891 20 $9 853 $8 1 $a t. $b no. $u 12 $v r $i (year) $j (month) $x 02 $3 v.3:no.2 LIC (v.2, cal.chg. Jan.)

5.5. Inputting caption and pattern data for indexes (Optional)

891 $9 855 $8 1 $a Index to v. $o Author/title $i (year) $3 v.20/29 LIC
891 $9 855 $8 2 $a Index to v. $o Subject $i (year) $3 v.10/19 LIC

Correction history:
8/28/01, changed examples 3-4 under 5.2.3.4.
8/28/01, enabled links to specific examples under 5.2.3.4.
5/04, added examples for 853 subfields $p, $z, and $n; added or adjusted examples for combined enumeration and/or chronology.

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