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