MARC 21 Concise Bibliographic: Series Statement Fields (4XX)

Fields 440 and 490 contain series statements. Field 440 also provides an added entry for the series. A series statement is recorded in field 490 when either it is given no added entry in the record (an untraced series) or is given an added entry in a form that differs from the series statement appearing on the item. One of fields 800-830 (Series added entries) is used in conjunction with field 490 when the series is to be traced differently.

The parentheses that customarily enclose a series statement and the tracing Series., preceded by a roman numeral, in some displays for field 440 are not carried in the MARC record. They may be generated based on the field tag.

Information for Translators and Other Users
Items highlighted in red indicate changes made after the 2003 edition of the MARC 21 Concise Formats was published and are included in the 2004 printed edition of the MARC 21 Concise Formats.