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End of Field Punctuation

 

Fields Rules
10 Does not end in punctuation.
20 Does not end in  a period.
50 No statement.
100,110,111, 130,600,610, 611,630,700,710,711,730, 740,830 End with a mark of punctuation or a closing parenthesis.
240, 246 Do not end with a mark of punctuation unless the last word in the field is an abbreviation, initial/letter, or data that ends with a mark of punctuation.
245 Ends with a period, even when another mark of punctuation is present, unless the last word in the field is an abbreviation, initial/letter, or data that ends with a period.
250, 255 End with a period.
260 Generally ends with a mark of punctuation, a closing parenthesis, closing angle bracket, closing bracket, or a comma.
300 Ends with a period if there is a 4XX in the record; otherwise it ends with a period unless another mark of punctuation or a closing parentheses is present.
440,490 Does not end with a mark of punctuation unless the field ends with an abbreviation, an initial/letter, or other data that ends with a mark of punctuation.
500 Ends with a period unless another mark of punctuation is present.
504 Subfield |a of field 504 ends with a period unless another mark of punctuation is present.
505 Field 505 ends with a period when the field contains complete or partial contents, unless another mark of punctuation or a closing angle bracket (<>) is present or unless the contents continue in another occurrence of field 505.  If the field contains incomplete contents, no period is recorded, unless the last word, initial/letter, or abbreviation ends in a period.
520 Ends with a period unless another mark of punctuation is present.
650, 651 Ends with a mark of punctuation or a closing parenthesis.
690 Local rules.
notes: 1) Mark of punctuation is a period (.), a question mark (?), an exclamation mark (!), or a hyphen (-).
  2) Separating punctuation in LC's system includes the hypen (-), period (.), and slash(/).
  3) Subfields |2 through |5  usually, if not always, end with no punctuation.The mark of punctuation or closing parenthesis precedes those subfields.
Source: MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data 1999 Ed. from Cataloger's Desktop

 

Indexed: End of Field Punctuation

Prepared by: Jorge Gonzalez

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