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Ending Punctuation for Variable Fields

Dec. 13, 1995
Prepared by Becky Culbertson
Approved by Cataloging Committee, Dec. 11, 1995 Reviewed by: Becky Culbertson, Oct 19, 1999
(This document is an expanded version of a posting on Autocat by PACSCL (Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries) in December 1992) FIELD MUST END IN 100-130 . ) ] " ? ! - -- 210-240 never ADD punctuation 242 Last subfield preceding $y ends with a period 243 never ADD punctuation 245 . 246-247 never ADD punctuation 250-257 . 260 . ) ] - (Serials may end in , at end of $b) 261 . 262 . ) ] - 263-270 never ADD punctuation 300 (when 4XX is present) . 300 (when NO 4XX is present) . ) ] 306 never ADD punctuation 307 . 310-321 never ADD punctuation (Serials may end in , at end of $b) 340 . ) ] 342 never ADD punctuation 343-352 . 355-357 never ADD punctuation 362 . - 400-490 never ADD punctuation 500-501 . > " ? ! - -- * (See footnote) 502-504 . > " ? ! - -- 505 0 . > " ? ! - -- 505 1 never ADD punctuation 505 2 . > " ? ! - -- 506-508 . > " ? ! - -- 510 never ADD punctuation ($b may end with a -) 511-515 . > " ? ! - -- 516 never ADD punctuation 518-530 . > " ? ! - -- 533 . > " ? ! - -- * (See footnote) 534 . > " ? ! - -- 535-536 never ADD punctuation 538-562 . > " ? ! - -- 565 never ADD punctuation 567-581 . > " ? ! - -- 583 never ADD punctuation 584-585 . > " ? ! - -- 586 never ADD punctuation 59X . > " ? ! - -- 600-630 . ) ] " ? ! - -- 650-651 . ) ] " ? ! - -- * (see footnote) 653 never ADD punctuation 654-655 . ) ] " ? ! - -- * (see footnote) 656-657 . ) ] " ? ! - -- * (see footnote) An index term followed by a subject subdivision does not end with a mark of punctuation unless the preceding term ends with an abbreviation, initial/letter, open date, or other data that end with a mark of punctuation) 658 . ) ] " ? ! - -- * (see footnote) 69X . ) ] " ? ! - -- 700-730 . ) ] " ? ! - -- 740 . ) ] " ? ! - -- * (see footnote) 752 . (unless the last word in the field is an abbreviation, initial/letter, or other data that ends with a mark of punctuation) 753 never ADD punctuation 754 . * (see footnote) 755 . (unless the last word in the field is an abbreviation, initial/letter, or other data that ends with a mark of punctuation) * (see footnote) 76X-78X $a ends with a . Never ADD punctuation, unless an abbreviation, initial/letter, or other data that ends with a period is present, or subfield $a is the last subfield 800-830 . ) ] " ? ! - -- 856 never ADD punctuation (if $z is the last subfield, this may include a mark of punctuation) 886 never ADD punctuation * If the final subfield is $2 (or $3, $5 or $7), the punctuation precedes the subfield.