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2.10. Magazines

There should only be one bibliographic record (title record) for each magazine series, which is shared by all libraries in the consortium. Do NOT create a separate record for each year, volume, name change, or other artificial subdivision. The bibliographic record should never contain system or branch specific holdings or local retention information.

For example, “Field and Stream” should consist of one title (bibliographic) record with the 245 tag $a = “Field and Stream.”

Each new issue of the magazine can then be cataloged as a volume in the serial/periodical title record.

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