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Ending Punctuation for Variable Fields

August 8, 2014

MARC field

Punctuation

Source of Information

Notes

Ending marks of punctuation for access points

.  )  ]  “  ?  !  -

LC-PCC-PS 1.7

100-130

.  )  ]  “  ?  !  -

LC-PCC-PS 1.7

If the field ends in $4 or $5, there is no ending punctuation.

210

Never ADD punctuation

MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data

222

Never ADD punctuation

MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data

240

Never ADD punctuation

LC-PCC-PS 1.7

242

.

MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data

Last subfield preceding $y ends with a period

243

Never ADD punctuation

MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data

245

.

LC-PCC-PS 1.7

246-247

Never ADD punctuation

LC-PCC-PS 1.7

250-257

.

LC-PCC-PS 1.7

260

.  )  ]  -

Serials may end in: , at end of $b

264 _1

.  ]  -  >

264 _2

.  ]  -  >

264 _3

.  ]  -  >

264 _4

Never ADD punctuation

LC-PCC-PS 1.7

No ending punctuation

270

Never ADD punctuation

MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data

300

May end in:  .  )  no punctuation

LC-PCC-PS 1.7

300

(when 490 is present, insure the field ends with a period)  .

LC-PCC-PS 1.7

306

Never ADD punctuation

MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data

307

. (unless another mark of punctuation is present)

MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data

310-321

Never ADD punctuation; fields can end in:  )  -  >

MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data

Serials may end in: , at end of $b

336

Never ADD punctuation

337

Never ADD punctuation

338

Never ADD punctuation

340

Never ADD punctuation

342

Never ADD punctuation

MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data

343

.

MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data

344-347

Never ADD punctuation

351-352

.

MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data

355-357

Never ADD punctuation

MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data

362

.  “  ?  !  -  >

LC-PCC-PS 1.7

382

Never ADD punctuation

400-490

Never ADD punctuation

LC-PCC-PS 1.7

5xx notes

.  “  ?  !  -  >

LC-PCC-PS 1.7

If the 5xx ends with $5 or $u, never ADD punctuation

500-501

.  “  ?  !  -  >

If the final subfield is $2, $3, $5, or $7, the punctuation precedes the subfield.

502-504

.  “  ?  !  -  >

505 0_

.  “  ?  !  -  >

LC-PCC-PS 1.7

If incomplete, there is no ending punctuation unless it is part of the data

505 1_

.  “  ?  !  -  >

LC-PCC-PS 1.7

If incomplete, there is no ending punctuation unless it is part of the data

505 2_

.  “  ?  !  -  >

LC-PCC-PS 1.7

If incomplete, there is no ending punctuation unless it is part of the data

506-508

510

.  “  ?  !  -  >

LC-PCC-PS 1.7

If incomplete, there is no ending punctuation unless it is part of the data

$b may end with a -

511-530

. (unless another mark of punctuation is present)

MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data

533

.  >  “  ?  !  -  --

If the final subfield is $2, $3, $5, or $7, the punctuation precedes the subfield.

534

. (unless another mark of punctuation is present)

535-536

.  “  ?  !  -  >

LC-PCC-PS 1.7

If incomplete, there is no ending punctuation unless it is part of the data

565

Never ADD punctuation

MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data

567-581

. (unless another mark of punctuation is present)

MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data

583

.  “  ?  !  -  >

LC-PCC-PS 1.7

If incomplete, there is no ending punctuation unless it is part of the data

584-585

. (unless another mark of punctuation is present)

MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data

586

.  “  ?  !  -  >

LC-PCC-PS 1.7

If incomplete, there is no ending punctuation unless it is part of the data

588 

.

59x

.  “  ?  !  -  >

600-630

.  )  ]  “  ?  !  -

650-651

.  )  ]  “  ?  !  -

If the final subfield is $2, $3, $5, or $7, the punctuation precedes the subfield.

653

Never ADD punctuation

MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data

654-655

.  )  ]  “  ?  !  -

MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data

If the final subfield is $2, $3, $5, or $7, the punctuation precedes the subfield.

656-657

.  )  ]  “  ?  !  -

MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data

If the final subfield is $2, $3, $5, or $7, the punctuation precedes the subfield.

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

.  )  ]  “  ?  !  -

MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data

If the final subfield is $2, $3, $5, or $7, the punctuation precedes the subfield.

662

Never ADD punctuation

69x

.  )  ]  “  ?  !  -

700-711

.  )  ]  “  ?  !  -

LC-PCC-PS 1.7

If field ends in $4 or $5, there is no ending punctuation.

720

There are no special punctuation or spacing conventions prescribed

MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data

730-740

.  )  ]  “  ?  !  -  --

MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data

If the final subfield is $5, the mark of punctuation precedes the subfield.  A mark of punctuation is placed inside a closing quotation mark.

752

.

MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data

Ends with mark of punctuation unless the last word in the field is an abbreviation, initial/letter, or other data that ends with a mark of punctuation (i.e. no double punctuation).  If the final subfield is $0, $2, $6, or $8, the punctuation precedes the subfield.

753

Never ADD punctuation

MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data

76x-78x

Never ADD punctuation

MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data

800-830

.  )  ]  “  ?  !  -  --

MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data

If the final subfield is $x, the mark of punctuation precedes the subfield.

856

Never ADD punctuation

If $z is the last subfield, this may include a mark of punctuation

880

Follow instructions for the related parallel fields

Author: Hanley Cocks

Last updated: August 22, 2014