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Shared Collections Cataloging Unit: Abbreviations for Captions

Information for and about the Shared Collections Cataloging Unit.

Abbreviations for Captions

The attached list is compiled from three sources: 

  • A selection from Appendix B of AACR2 (1998 revision).
  • Holdings Statements for Bibliographic Items (ANSI/NISO Z39.71-1999), which uses captions from Appendix B or from other standard lists, or creates them according to Rules for the Abbreviation of Bibliographic Items (ISO 832: 1994).
  • Harvard University Library's compiled list, which adds abbreviations to selections from Appendix B of AACR2 (1998 revision). 

Please include the full form of the caption, your suggested abbreviation, its language, and your email address. Please use the floating keyboard in Aleph to create diacritics. Suggested abbreviations will be verified against standard lists and ISO 832 and added to this document. Thank you.

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