Good morning, Everyone,

Information concerning special numbers and supplements was updated in December and included in the PCC post on 2/19/16 by Robert Maxwell.  I've copied out the passage from that e-mail.

2.12. SERIES STATEMENT (Dec. 2015)

Simplified policy for supplements and special numbers to serials

Supplements and Special Numbers to Serials

LC practice/PCC practice: Supplements. Treat a supplement or a special number to a serial as a series.


in source

 Supplement to Word
 monograph number 3
490 1# $a Supplement to Word ; $v monograph number 3

in source

 Journal of Ultrastructure Research
 Supplement 7
490 1# $a Journal of ultrastructure research. $p Supplement ; $v 7

in source

 Special number of Malaysian journal of tropical geography
490 1# $a Special number of Malaysian journal of tropical geography

in source

 Supplemento all'Annuario statistico italiano
490 1# $a Supplemento all'Annuario statistico italiano

in source

 Allegato al n.7/85 di Musica jazz
490 1# $a Allegato al n.7/85 di Musica jazz

Jenifer K. Marquardt
Asst. Head of Cataloging & Authorities Librarian
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-1641

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I donít think LCRI 21.30G made it into RDA or a PS.  LC-PCC PS for 2.12 covers transcription aspects, and it kind of implies there would be no special treatment for entries of supplements and special numbers.

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Colleagues :
Hi -- Steven's message about Supplements and Serials reminded me of a familiar AACR2 rule and Library of Congress Rule Interpretation (LCRI) that I am not positive made it into RDA. (??)
(Or perhaps I just haven't found it yet -- guidance gratefully accepted (smile!)
AACR2 Instruction 21.30G and the related LCRI section addressing "Unnumbered Supplement or Special Number to a Serial" is one that we apply often here at New York University (NYU). Because of our processing lines, when a supplement to a specific issue or volume is Received/Checked-In in the Serials Unit , the Monographs Unit often does the descriptive cataloging for the Supplement or Analytic volume.
The Serials Unit has a specific set of instructions reminding Monographs catalogers to provide an additional access point/tracing to the Serial in the form:
730  0   Algerie litterature/action. $n No 149/152 (Supplement)
.... rather than the more familiar Series added entry:

830  0   Algerie litterature/action ; $v no 149/152
So yes, as Steven, Regina, Kevin and others have pointed out, supplements to Serials get complicated quickly. They come in many shapes and sizes, and individual libraries often develop their own distinctive decision-making and workflows to process them.
I agree with Steven that it would be helpful for many catalogers if CONSER were to develop explicit processing guidance and instructions for as many of these serial supplement situations as possible.
Oh, and if anyone can point me to where AACR2 21.30G and the LCRI lives in RDA (or if it has made the RDA transition yet), I would be most appreciative. (As would all of those Monographs Copy Catalogers here at NYU I keep pointing to an old AACR2 instruction (smile!)).