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Aleph@UF: End of Field Punctuation

Cataloging procedures and policies

End of Field Punctuation

Updated July 2001

Fields
Rules
010
Does not end in punctuation.
020
Does not end in  a period.
050
No statement.
100,110,111, 130,600,610, 611,630,700,710,711,730, 740,830
End with a mark of punctuation or a closing parenthesis.
240, 246
Do not end with a mark of punctuation unless the last word in the field is an abbreviation, initial/letter, or data that ends with a mark of punctuation.
245
Ends with a period, even when another mark of punctuation is present, unless the last word in the field is an abbreviation, initial/letter, or data that ends with a period.
250, 255
End with a period.
260
Generally ends with a mark of punctuation, a closing parenthesis, closing angle bracket, closing bracket, or a comma.
300
Ends with a period if there is a 4XX in the record; otherwise it ends with a period unless another mark of punctuation or a closing parentheses is present.
440,490
Does not end with a mark of punctuation unless the field ends with an abbreviation, an initial/letter, or other data that ends with a mark of punctuation.
500
Ends with a period unless another mark of punctuation is present.
504
Subfield |a of field 504 ends with a period unless another mark of punctuation is present.
505
Field 505 ends with a period when the field contains complete or partial contents, unless another mark of punctuation or a closing angle bracket (<>) is present or unless the contents continue in another occurrence of field 505.  If the field contains incomplete contents, no period is recorded, unless the last word, initial/letter, or abbreviation ends in a period.
520
Ends with a period unless another mark of punctuation is present.
650, 651
Ends with a mark of punctuation or a closing parenthesis.
690
Local rules.
notes:
1) Mark of punctuation is a period (.), a question mark (?), an exclamation mark (!), or a hyphen (-).
2) Separating punctuation in LC's system includes the hypen (-), period (.), and slash(/).
3) Subfields |2 through |5  usually, if not always, end with no punctuation.The mark of punctuation or closing parenthesis precedes those subfields.
Source:
MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data 1999 Ed. from Cataloger's Desktop
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