Bibliographic Cataloging: Integrating Resources

Use this section in conjunction with the following sources:

RDA defines an integrating resources as a resource that is added to or changed by means of updates that do not remain discrete but are integrated into the whole (e.g., a loose-leaf manual that is updated by means of replacement pages, a Web site that is updated continuously).

022 - ISSN

See Selective Registration for ISSN Assignments.

086 - SuDoc Number

Each integrating resource is assigned a unique Superintendent of Documents (SuDocs) number with a corresponding GPO Item Number (MARC 074). Ensure that this field reflects the work’s unique SuDoc in concert with its related MARC 074 data. See Bibliographic Cataloging: 086 SuDoc Number for more information.

130 - Authorized Access Point for Work

For integrating resources, apply the LC-PCC PS (6.27.1.9) guidelines outlined under the heading Monographs, according to the instruction under the heading Integrating Resources. Also, construct an authorized access point with a qualifier when a serial becomes an integrating resource (or vice versa) but does not change its title proper.

Online integrating resource record

OCLC 798711269

130 0 Occupational outlook handbook (United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

245 10 Occupational outlook handbook ǂh [electronic resource].

580 Continues an online serial with the same title.

780 10 ǂt Occupational outlook handbook (Online) ǂw (DLC) 2009230083 ǂw (OCoLC)60630610

Online serial record:

OCLC 60630610

130 0 Occupational outlook handbook (Online)

245 10 Occupational outlook handbook ǂh [electronic resource].

580 Continued by an updating Web site with the same title.

785 10 ǂt Occupational outlook handbook (United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics) ǂw (DLC) 2012230769 ǂw (OCoLC)798711269

245 - Title

Other title information (ǂb)

In general, do not record other title information in the 245 field unless one of the following situations exists:

  • an acronym or initialism appears in the chief source of information with the full form of the title recorded as the title proper;
  • the statement of responsibility is an integral part of other title information; or
  • when the title proper needs clarification (e.g., a generic title proper).

245 00 North American Free Trade Agreement : ǂb NAFTA.

245 00 Armylink : ǂb official web site of the U.S. Army.

245 00 THOMAS : ǂb legislative information on the Internet.

Statement of responsibility (ǂc)

For the most part, do not include a statement of responsibility in the 245 field for integrating resources. An exception to this might be when there is an explicit statement of responsibility, such as: prepared by the Congressional Research Service; compiled by the U.S. Geological Survey, etc.

300 – Physical Description

For online integrating resources, include the following statement of extent:

300 1 online resource

5XX - Notes

Order of 5XX notes

GPO follows the prescribed CONSER MARC 21 field order for notes (i.e., notes are listed in numerical order).

588 - Description based on (DBO)/source of title proper note

Although MARC 588 is formally named “Source of Description” in the MARC 21 format, it may be amplified by the “Source of Title Proper” note that otherwise appears in MARC 500 for monographs. These two notes are always combined in a GPO record for an online integrating resource (IR). Most DBOs that GPO uses will have the following statement: 588 Description based on contents viewed Dec. 2, 2013; title from home page.

When an explicit revision or modification statement presents itself on the Web page that serves as the source of description, or, when no explicit revision or modification statement presents itself but the cataloger can confidently surmise the latest revision based on a dated entry (as in a blog), then construct such a statement as:

588 Description based on: Version updated July 2013; title from title screen (viewed July 24, 2013).

588 Description based on: Version last modified 08/25/2010; title from title screen (viewed Oct. 28, 2013).

See: Provider-Neutral E-Resource MARC Record Guide: MARC Element: 588, column labeled “Serials & Integrating Resources (IRs)”

Make sure that the source of title proper is accurate. If the basis for description is a sub-page of the home page, record the note as: title from web page. If greater specificity is desired, add an adjective to the phrase (e.g., title from resource Web page; title from database Web page; title from collection Web page):

588 Description based on: version last updated August 5, 2013; title from video collection web page (viewed August 10, 2013).

580/760-787 – Linking Relationships

See Bibliographic Cataloging: General MARC Field Policies: 76X to 78X - Linking Entries for general guidance.

580 Linking Entry Complexity Note: This note will be used primarily in conjunction with the 780/785 (preceding /succeeding) field:

Serial record

OCLC 37794729

245 00 Weekly population report.

580 Continued by an updating Web site with title: Inmate population report.

785 10 ǂt Inmate population report ǂw (DLC) 2013231066 ǂw (OCoLC)865578786

Online integrating resource record

OCLC 865578786

245 00 Inmate population report.

580 Continues online serial with title: Weekly population report.

780 10 ǂt Weekly population report ǂw (DLC)sn 97028202 ǂw (OCoLC)37794729

776 (additional physical form entry) and 787 (related item entry) fields: Prefer to use ǂi rather than a 530 note whenever possible (i.e., 7XX 08 ǂi instead of 7XX 1 in conjunction with a 530 note).

1: Online integrating resource record

OCLC 79715966

130 0 USDA national nutrient database for standard reference (Online database)

245 10 USDA national nutrient database for standard reference.

787 08 ǂi CD-ROM version: ǂt USDA nutrient database for standard reference ǂw (DLC) 00252195 ǂw (OCoLC)43564113

CD-ROM record:

OCLC 43564113

245 00 USDA nutrient database for standard reference ǂh [electronic resource].

787 08 ǂi Online database version: ǂt USDA national nutrient database for standard reference (Online database) ǂw (DLC) 2014230050 ǂw (OCoLC)79715966

2: Online integrating resource record

OCLC 851784163

130 0 Taking stock (Online database)

245 10 Taking stock : ǂb search the database.

787 08 ǂi Print serial version: ǂt Taking stock (North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation) ǂw (CaOONL) 2004301309 ǂw (OCoLC)57172367

787 08 ǂi Online serial version: ǂt Taking stock (North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation : 2002) ǂw (DLC) 2008230460 ǂw (OCoLC)57225203

Print serial record:

OCLC 57172367

130 0 Taking stock (North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation)

245 10 Taking stock.

776 08 ǂi Online serial version: ǂt Taking stock (North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation : 2002) ǂw (DLC) 2008230460 ǂw (OCoLC)57225203

787 08 ǂi Online database version: ǂt Taking stock (Online database) ǂw (DLC) 2013230247 ǂw (OCoLC)851784163

Online serial record:

OCLC 57225203

130 0 Taking stock (North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation : 2002)

245 10 Taking stock ǂh [electronic resource] : ǂb North American pollutant releases and transfers.

776 08 ǂi Print serial version: ǂt Taking stock (North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation) ǂw (CaOONL) 2004301309 ǂw (OCoLC)57172367

787 08 ǂi Online database version: ǂt Taking stock (Online database) ǂw (DLC) 2013230247 ǂw (OCoLC)851784163

Some digital collections that comprise updating web sites are cataloged by GPO as integrating resources. For more information, see the section for Bibliographic Cataloging: Audiovisual Resources.