Monday, October 31, 2005

NASIGuide: Serial Holdings

NASIGuide: Serial Holdings: "NASIGuide: Serial Holdings

by Frieda Rosenberg

Head, Serials Cataloging

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

#3914 Davis Library, UNC-CH

Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890


Edited by Betty Landesman and Lillian DeBlois

This guide is designed to serve libraries automating their local serial holdings, particularly those implementing the MARC21 Format for Holdings Data (MFHD). It also aims to help anyone who needs to understand the format. The Guide focuses on the functions of MARC coding in general serials control and display of information. Users may look at a range of options and alternatives provided in the Format, rather than single solutions. The hope is to design a guide that is easy to use. It may be useful to consult, as a reference, a more abbreviated Handbook to the most common fields, available at

The Guide is divided into parts:

Overview of automated holdings and the purposes of coding

Overview of the structure of a MARC21 Format for Holdings data record

Individual codes

Examples "

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