It could be residue from card printing. Was a period added to the end of a spelled-out series tracing posted to the bottom of the card?
Mark K. Ehlert Alma: NA02
Cataloging and Metadata Primo: MT NA01
University of St. Thomas
"Experience is by industry achieved // And perfected by
the swift course of time"--Shakespeare, "Two Gentlemen of
Verona," Act I, Scene iii
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Subject: [External] [PCCLIST] Ending mark of punctuation in 830
Per LC-PCC PS for (RDA) 126.96.36.199a-b, a right parenthesis “)” is an ending mark of punctuation. So, in the following example in OCLC’s Support & Training—Bib Formats and Standards (https://www.oclc.org/bibformats/en/8xx/830.html),
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the final punctuation (period) seems to be unnessary. But in OCLC’s bib file, it is not uncommon to see 830 fields end like that. Is it an old practice?