Tag of the Month

Category: Tag of the Month Bibliographic Archives
Title: 800 - Series Statement Added Entry - Personal Name (R)

Series statements within the MARC record can be 
entered into several different fields and each 
series field has particular rules defining how they 
are used. In general, series statements are used to 
assist patrons in locating items with the same 
characters or with other similar characteristics 
established by the author and publisher. A series, 
then, is defined as a group of individual items 
each bearing its own separate title proper with a 
collective title or "series" title applied to the 
group as a whole. An item can belong to more than 
one series. 

The 800 Series Statement field is used in direct 
conjunction with and never without the 490 field 
with a first indicator of 1. The 800 tag is used 
when a series statement is entered under the 
author's name. The 800 tag will also include the 
Library of Congress authorized title of the series 
and may include the number assigned to the 
particular item. 

AACR2 governs the series statement with rule X.6.
The X represents the particular chapter number 
depending on what type of media the librarian is 
cataloging. All formats except manuscripts (chapter 
4) can contain a series statement. The 490 
indicates how the series statement appears on the 

RDA 2.12 provides guidelines on recording series


First  Type of personal name entry

     0 Forename 

     1 Surname 

Second  Undefined

 blank Undefined 


     a Personal (NR) 

     q Fuller form of name (NR) 

     d Dates associated with a name (NR) 

     j Attribution qualifier (R)

     t Title of a work (NR) 

     n Number of part/section of a work (R) 

     p Name of part/section of a work (R) 

     v Volume number/sequential designation (NR) 


The information in subfield q is placed in 
parentheses. Subfield q is usually preceded by the 
period ending the abbreviation. 

Subfield d is preceded by a comma. 

When the date of death in subfield d is open (the 
person is still alive), no punctuation follows the 
hyphen at the end of subfield d. 

Subfield t is preceded by a period, unless it is 
preceded by subfield d with an open date, in which 
case it is preceded by a dash. 

Subfield n is preceded by a period. 

Subfield p is preceded by a comma when following a 
subfield n. 

Subfield p is preceded be a period when following a 
subfield a. 

Subfield v is preceded by a space semi-colon. 

The field ends with a mark of punctuation 
(., !, ?, -) or a closing parenthesis.


     490 1  _aLord of the rings / J.R.R. Tolkien ;
            _vpt. 3
     800 1  _aTolkien, J. R. R.
            _q(John Ronald Reuel),
            _tLord of the rings (Silver anniversary
              edition ;
            _vpt. 3.

     490 1  _aHardy boys mystery stories
     800 1  _aDixon, Franklin.
            _tHardy boys mystery stories.

     490 1  _aEnchantment of America
     800 1  _aCarpenter, Allan,
            _tEnchantment of America.

     490 1  _aMusic curriculum activities library ;
            _vunit 1
     800 1  _aAdair-Hauser, Audrey J.,
            _tMusic curriculum activities library ;
            _vunit 1.

     490 1  _aBaby-sitters club ;
     800 1  _aMartin, Ann M,
            _tBaby-sitters Club ;

     490 1  _aAdventures of Tintin
     800 0  _aHerge,
            _tAventures de Tintin.

     490 1  _aCan you solve the mystery?
     800 1  _aMasters, M.
            _tCan you solve the mystery?

     490 1  _aAllyear tax guides. Series 200, 
              Investors and businesses ;
            _vtax guide 202
     800 1  _aCrouch, Holmes F.
            _tAllyear tax guides.
            _pInvestors and businesses ;