Music Cataloging at Yale AACR2

Ending Punctuation for Variable Fields

Updated December 1995

This document is an expanded version of a posting on Autocat by PACSCL (Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries) in December 1992.


1XX | 2XX | 3XX | 4XX | 5XX | 6XX | 7XX | 8XX |


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 -)
511-511 . > " ? ! - --
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.


Updated and posted to AUTOCAT by Becky Ringler, Original Cataloger, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, (619) 534-8640, rringler@ucsd.edu
Web version created by Mickey Koth Yale University Music Library
Last revised July 9, 2012.