2.7B18 Contents. For books, give some type of note to list the contents of an item, of a collection, or of a multipart item
Informal contents notes are used to mention selected parts of an item (no more than three), summaries in languages other than the text, appendices, errata slips and are tagged 500.
Formal contents notes follow more specific rules.
LC practice modifies the above as follows:
CFL practice is as follows:
0 Complete contents
505 0 How these records were discovered -- A short sketch of the Talmuds
-- Constantine's letter.
Each section of the Contents Note is separated by a space-dash-space
(make the dash with 2 contiguous hyphens)
Period (full-stop) is at the end of the Contents Note
1 Incomplete contents
505 1 pt. 1. General observations -- pt. 2. Methodology -- pt. 3. Initial phase
No period is at end because more are to be published
505 1 v. 1. Report -- v. 3. Overseas systems of compensation.
Because we don't have v. 2, no dash is after v. 1 and 4 extra spaces are inserted before the dash
(2 contiguous hyphens)
2 Partial contents
505 2 Manual 1. Principles of solar geometry and optics -- manual 2. Solar radiation quantitative
analysis -- manual 3. Heat transfer principles for solar applications -- manual 4. Passive solar
Only those titles chosen to be included are listed even though the item may contain more titles
8 No display constant generated
505 0 v. 1. The history of Anne Arundel County -- v. 2. The history of ... (lots of volumes) -- v. 23. The history of Prince Georges County --
505 8 v. 24. The history of Washington County beginning in 1884 -- v. 25. State manifest and birth record (1764-1977).
For long contents that continue to another note, end the first one with -- and begin the second with 505 8
Multiple volumes and authors using enhanced contents
505 00 $g v. 1. $t Quark models / $r J. Rosner. $t Introduction to gauge theories of the strong, weak, and electromagnetic interactions / $r C. Quigg -- $g v. 2. $t Deep inelastic leptgonnucleon scattering / $r D.H. Perkins. $t Jet phenomena / $r M. Jacob -- $g v. 3. $t Accelerator design study / $r R.R. Wilson. $t Lectures in accelerator theory / $r M. Month.
When several titles are in each volume, each by a different author, separate each title/author with period-space
505 00 $g v. 1. $t Plain tales from the hills -- $g v. 2-3. $t Soldiers three and military tales -- $g v. 4. $t In black and white -- $g [v. 5]. $t The phantom 'rickshaw and other stories -- $g v. 6. $t Under the deordars. $t The story of the Gadsbys. $t Wee Willie Winkie.
From the preface, title page or other sources we know these stories are by many people but they are unnamed, therefore when several titles are in one volume they are separated by period-space
If most volumes have enumeration but one (or a few) does not, put brackets around the vol. number as determined from other sources. If all or most volumes do not have numbering, the items should be cataloged separately.
505 0 A. Theory. Principles of Mossbauer spectroscopy ; Mineral magnetism ; Electronic equilibria and electron delocalization -- B. Practice. B1, Geochemistry. Oxides and oxyhydrites ; Mossbauer effects of aluminium substitution in hematite and geothite ; Spinels ; Ortho- and ring silicates ; Garnets ; Chain silicates ; Phyllosilicates -- B2, Environmental studies and archaeology. Environmental and CEMS studies ; Archaeological studies.
A title by one author, therefore space-semicolon-space separates each title in the table of contents
The table of contents indicates major sections A and B (which happen to correlate to parts of the series the book is in); despite the fact that chapter numbers are not to be included (and the individual ones are not), the A and B are included to clarify the major sections of the table of contents.
505 0 Abt. 2. Andere Orchesterwerke (3 v.). Bd. 1, Ouverturen und Wellingtons Seig ; Bd. 2, Balletmusik ; Bd. 3, Gratulationsmenuett Orchestertanze -- Abt. 3. Werke fur ein und mehrere Soloinstrumente mit Orchester ( v.). Bd. 1, Konzert C-dur fur klavier, violine und violoncello mit begleitung des orchesters opus 56 ; Bd. 2, Klavierkonzerte I. Kritscher bericht ; Bd. 4, Werke fur violine und orchester -- Abt. 4. Kammermusik mit Klavier ( v.). Bd. 1, Klavierquintett, Klavierquartette ; Bd. 3, Klaviertrios II.
Following Abt. 2. is name of a group of volumes or series within the larger set. This may be followed by indication of number of volumes in parentheses. The name of the group is followed by a period-space. Precede the title of the individual titles or subseries by a full stop (1.6A1).
If a subseries has an alphabetic or numeric designation and no title, give the designation. If such a subseries has a title as well as a designation, give the title after the designation; precede this title by a comma-space (example in 1.6H2)
-- therefore when a volume title or sections in a table of contents have subsections:
* follow the main section title with a period-space
* give the volume designation followed by a comma
* separate each title within the main title by space-semicolon-space if by the same author, or period-space if by different authors
* separate each volume or main section title with space-dash-space
505 0 Fourth millennium / Henry Brant (9 min.) -- Music for brass quintet (14 min.)
Add duration to contents notes for sound recordings
Maps. 3.7B18. (make informal notes for collections). List the contents of an item,, either selectively or fully, including: insets; maps, etc., printed on the verso of a map, etc., sheet; illustrations, etc. Make notes on maps, insets, etc., on the recto before those on the verso of a sheet. Give the scale of insets, etc., if it is consistent. If the insets, etc. are numero8us and/or minor, make a note in general terms.
Manuscripts. 4.7B18. List the contents of an item, either selectively or fully, if it is considered necessary to show the presence of material not implied by the rest of the description; to stress items of particular importance; or to list the contents of a collection. When recording titles formally, take them from the head of the part to which they refer rather than from contents lists, etc. -- [not often used; usually this information is included in summary]
Music. 5.7B18. List the separately titled works contained in an item. Add to the titles opus numbers (if necessary to identify the works named) and statements of responsibility not already included in the title and statement of responsibility area. If the works in a collection are all in the same musical form and that form is named in the title proper of the item, do not repeat the musical form in the titles in the contents note.
Sound recordings. 6.7B18. List the titles of individual works contained on a sound recording. Add to each title statements of responsibility not included in the title and statement of responsibility area and the duration of the piece.
Motion pictures. 7.7B18. List the titles of individual works contained in, or the parts of, a motion picture of videorecording. Add to each title any statements of responsibility not included in the title and statement of responsibility area, and the duration if known.
Graphic materials. 8.7B18. List the titles of individually names parts of a graphic item. Add to each title any statements of responsibility not included in the title and statement of responsibility area, and the number of cards, frames, slides, etc. when appropriate.
Computer files. 9.7B18. List the parts of a file.
Three-dimensional artefacts and realia. 10.7B18. List the individually named parts of an object. Make notes on additional or partial contents when appropriate.
Microforms. 11.7B18. See 2.7B18.
Serials. 12.7B18. Give details of inserts, other serials included in the serial, and important special items with specific titles, unless they are catalogued separately. Do not give contents notes for monographic series. [505 will not be valid until format integration; current rule definition does not allow for much - may change??]
(see LCRI and Notes in the catalog record for interpretations)