6.A. Preliminary rule

6.A.1. Punctuation

Based on ISBD (NBM) Area 6, Punctuation pattern

Precede this area by a full stop, space, dash, space (. - ).
Enclose each series statement (see 6.I) in parentheses (()).
Precede each parallel title in a series or sub series by a space, equals sign, space ( = ).
Precede other title information in a series or subseries by a space, colon, space ( : ).
Precede the first statement of responsibility in a series or subseries by a space, slash, space ( / ).
Precede each subsequent statement of responsibility in a series or subseries by a space, semicolon, space ( ; ) unless the statements are considered to form a single phrase.
Precede the International Standard Serial Number (ISSN ) of the series or a sub series by a comma, space (, ).
Precede the numbering within a series or sub series by a space, semicolon, space ( ; ).
Precede the title of a subseries by a full stop, space (. ).
Precede the Dependent title following a section or subseries designation (see 6.H.2) by a comma, space (, ).

6.A.2. Sources of information

Expanded from AACR2 1.0A1, 1.0A2, 1.1A2 Take information recorded in this area from:

  • the item itself (including any permanently affixed labels, or title frames);
  • accompanying textual material (e.g. cassette insert, CD slick, inlay or booklet, recording/project accompanying document ation such as correspondence, donor agreements, recordist's worksheets, script, transcript, cue sheet);
  • a container that is an original part of the item (e.g. sound cartridge, videocassette, sleeve, container for video); or from
  • a secondary source such as reference or research works, a publisher's or distributor's brochure, broadcast programme schedule, abstract, index or other available finding aid, container which is not an original part of the item (e.g. a film can used to store a reel of film , tape box for storing audio tape), or the audiovisual content of the item itself.

If the information is taken from a secondary source, cite the source in a note, if appropriate (see 7.B.3). Based on FIAF 0.3.8, 0.4 Enclose information in square brackets within the parentheses enclosing each series statement only when it is not available from any of the above sources of information, and where it is supplied by the archive or cataloguing agency on the basis that the information is known, or is at least probable. Where this information is uncertain, give a question mark after it.