Here is my thinking: I suppose a program could ingest such a record and display the data in the 8XX field in area 6 for serials and ongoing integrating resources (but not monographs or "monographic" integrating resources) or create a duplicate 4XX when these conditions applied, but does any program do so? And why develop such a program rather than just cutting-and-pasting the 8XX into the 4XX if a display of area 6 is desired?
Also we would have to acknowledge not all libraries have such systems--mine doesn't anyway--so recording the period in a particular case would become contingent on whether or not your library's system did so, rather than on a general principle.
It's better, I think, to assume the rumors are true, and our systems are fairly primitive in such matters. When CONSER decided to record series only in 8XX, we implicitly got rid of area 6 of the description.
Assuming that area 6 is kaput in CONSER records has the added advantage that we avoid the agony of having to calculate whether or not to add the point in any given case, and can consequently watch with equanimity as our monographic brethren struggle with this question again and again. :-)
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On Aug 24, 2013, at 14:33, "Tarango, Adolfo" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Is that really the case? True, we aren't recording the series statement in a 4XX field, but the resource presents us area 6 data. It's just that when recording the series statement following CSR practice and using the MARC format, we choose to record the series statement only in an 8XX field when the authorized form and the form on the piece are the same. Isn't this really a data "output" question: in cases where we record the series statement only in an 8XX, does the series statement "print" or "display" as area 6 data? If so, then the point is needed.
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> You are correct. The period is part of the "point-space-dash-space" prescribed punctuation that precedes the series area (area 6) in the description. Since there is no area 6 in these circumstances, there is no preceding prescribed punctuation, and hence no period.
> The dash can be supplied by program on output, and theoretically--since RDA removes the period that formerly followed "cm" under AACR2--the whole "point-space-dash could have been supplied by program on records coded $e rda, obviating the need for that part of your chart. Maybe some day...
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> On Aug 24, 2013, at 8:11, "Beth Thornton" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Hi everybody,
>> I'm working on a little chart which may or may not become part of module 21. Well actually I have been working on a chart and today I sat down to revise some cataloging I did. It was a bare-bones record so I converted to RDA. And upon looking again I realized that I forgot to delete the period after cm. No series statement.
>> So I went back to my chart to add that, because there are, maybe, people like me, who might need a reminder. I know that if there is a series statement, then the period is retained because it's isbd punctuation.
>> What if it's a CSR record and the series on the piece is the same as the authorized form and so is only given in an 8xx field?
>> My feeling is that in that case there is no series statement in the record, and therefore no period.
>> Correct? Way off base?
>> Long-windedly yours,
>> Beth Thornton