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List of Approved Volume Designators

This list of approved volume designators shows all terms and abbreviations which have been approved for use either in the MDES field on RLIN or at the end of an item call number on UNICORN.

Both capitalization and punctuation are significant. Use only the punctuation and capitalization shown in this list.

+ = approved for use in REC or SCO formats only

Abt.           (Abteilung, Abtheilung)
addendum
alto
Anh.           (Anhang)
answer bk.
appendix
article
atlas
bass
Bd.            (Band)
Beiheft
booklet
bk.            (book)
canti
cassette
ch.            (chapter)
charts
comp.          (companion)
d.             (deel)
disc
discant
disk	       (diskette)
div.           (division)
ed.            (edition, editions, edicíon, edizione)
évf.           (évfolyam (Hungarian for volume))
exec. summ.    (executive summary)
extra ser.
fasc.          (fascicle, fascicule, fascicolo)
fiche
film
Folge
fr.            (frame)
fü.            (füzet (Hungarian for part or section))
grade
group
guide
halbd.         (halbband)
Heft
index
issue
Jahrg.         (Jahrgang)
k.             (kötet (Hungarian for volume))
kn.            (kniha)
knj.           (knjiga)
Lfg.           (Lieferung)
libro
manual
map
maps
N-             (Rand Note)
n.F.           (neue Folge)
n.s.           (new series, nouvelle serie, nuova serie, nueva seria)
nide
notes
no.            (number, numero (Spanish, French, Italian, Finnish))
nr.            (numer, nummer)
Nr.            (Nummer)
OP-
op.            (opus)
p.             (page, pages)
P-             (Rand Paper)
+ part
+ parts
per.           (periode)
plans
plates
portfolio 
pt.            (part, parts, partie)
R-             (Rand Report)
reel
Reihe
SB-            (Rand Selected Bibliogaphy)
score
sect.          (section)
ser.           (series, serie (French, Italien, Spanish))
Ser.           (Serie (German))
sheet
solo
soprano
study
study guide
suppl.         (supplement)
sz.            (szám (Hungarian for number))
tape
t.             (tome, tomo)
T.             (Teil, Theil)
tenor
text
unit
video
viole
v.             (volume, volumes)
Wkg.           (Werkgruppe)
workbook
yr.            (year, years)

Partial Revision History

04-12-09
New: Change "alt" to "alto" [Weberr, De Ceunynck]
04-12-09
New: Add "soprano" [Weber, De Ceunynck]
04-02-02
New: Add "portfolio" [Marker, De Ceunynck]
03-09-12
New: Add "fr." (frame) [Marker]
02-12-09
New: Add "workbook" [Marker, De Ceunynck, Papai]
02-12-09
New: Add "halbd." [Marker, Cicerale]
[Catalogers: This is an unorthodox proposal, I know, but it helps us solve a problem w/ an item that already has three other levels (v., pt., no.) and saves us the task of re-cataloging and re-labeling a huge set.]
02-09-24
New: Add "article" [Marker, Cicerale]
01-03-28
New: Add "exec summ.", "nide," "op.," "per.," "study guide," [Marker, catalog librarians]
Changed: "disk," "ed.," "n.s.," "no.," "ser." [Marker, catalog librarians]
Deleted: "cartidges," "fiches," "Hefte," "nouv. ser.," "n:o" [Marker, catalog librarians]
96-04-19
New: Add "OP-" [Montanaro, Sak]
95-05-01
New: Add "group," "unit" [Montanaro, Sak]
New: Add "grade," "SB-" [Montanaro, Warwick]


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