The title of a UN series for purposes of printing in the publication United Nations Documents Index.
The authorized form of the series title as established by the agency, and as it appears in the
Name Authority File.
Required for document series representing titles of publications.
When a series title is required for the purposes of printed indexes, and a Name Authority record for the
series title has not been created, then
- If the series title is distinctive and it appears on appropriate sources of information
(the agency's publications or website), create a Name Authority record for the series title
and record the series title in tag 940 of the Series Symbol authority record.
- If no distinctive series title is provided by the agency, then either (i)
record the most complete series title found, if necessary completing it with information
between square brackets, or (ii) formulate a distinctive series title and record it between
square brackets in tag 940 of the Series Symbol authority record. It is not necessary in this
case to create a Name Authority record for the series title.
190 $b ST/AI/
940 $a Administrative circular (UN. Secretariat)
190 $b UNU/WHFNB/
940 $a Food and nutrition bulletin
190 $b TD/UNCTAD/OSG/RS/
940 $a Reprint series (UNCTAD)
In each of the above examples the series title appears on the agency's publications and has
been established as a Name Authority series title record
190 $b JIU/NOTE/
940 $a JIU notes
In this case the series title was found at the agency's website; it is not necessary to create a
Name Authority record since the series title does not appear on publications and it is not distinctive,
repeating information already provided in the series symbol (tag 190 $b)
190 $b ST/HR/SER.A/
940 $a [Human rights seminars and symposia]
In this case no series title is provided by the agency;
it is not necessary to create a Name Authority record for the series title.
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