In the fall of 2008, the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) developed new guidelines for recording series when providing new cataloging. The 440 field (the series as it appears on the piece and in the authorized form) is no longer valid. Field 440 has been replaced by 490 1_, which records the series statement as it appears on the piece, whether or not this is the authorized form. The authorized form is recorded in the 830 field, even though it may duplicate the 490 1_. The TAS guidelines for implementing this policy follow.
17 March 2009
M. De Fino