Tag 190 contains two types of information recorded separately in subfields $b and $c.
$b - the value of the Series Symbol field
(tag 690) stripped of brackets.
Used for sorting purposes and for producing a heading in a publication.
The symbol of the series separated into its component parts by slashes.
Component parts not printed on the document are supplied for purposes of
sorting a body within its hierarchical structure.
$c - identification of the session number or year of a
UN body, for creating a link with the documents file for purposes of
supplying heading and table of contents entries for the
United Nations Documents Index. Recorded in standardized
form as established by the agency.Alphabetic codes may follow the session number
or year to specify the type of session, e.g.: org for "organizational session"
(-0 is used for
organizational sessions of series symbol E/);
-A for "annual session"
(used with series symbol DP/);
-S for "substantive
session"; sp for "special session"; emsp
for "emergency special session"; inf
for "informal session".
Subfield $c is required for a document with sessional information.
190 $b A/WGAP/
690 $a [A/]WGAP/
190 $b E/ECE/TRANS/WP.30/
690 $a [E/ECE/]TRANS/WP.30/
190 $b ST/DPI/
690 $a [ST/]DPI/
190 $b UNTSO/
690 $a [UNTSO/]
Sessional records do not contain Series Symbol tag 690:
190 $b TD/B/
[3rd special session]
190 $b A/ $c 10emsp
[10th emergency special
190 $b CD/
190 $b DP/ $c 2002-A
A/AC.251/ $c 2002-S
190 $b E/CN.18/ $c 2001org
190 $b E/ $c 2000-0
When different meetings under the same series symbol are held during the
same year, they are differentiated by a number following the year and a hyphen:
[Meetings of the same body held in different
venues and on different dates in 2008]
When a conference is held in several parts over a number of years, the year of
the first part is followed by a hyphen and the number of the part. An entry is
also made for the conference as a whole:
190 $b TD/RUBBER.2/ $c 1985
[UN Rubber Conference held 1985-1987]
190 $b TD/RUBBER.2/ $c 1985-1
[1st part of UN Rubber Conference, held in
190 $b TD/RUBBER.2/ $c 1985-2
[2nd part of UN Rubber Conference, held in