# 8.27 — Numbering within sequence

## 8.27.2 RDA definition and scope

8.27.2.1 A nomen that is a designation that is assigned to a manifestation to identify its position in a sequence of individual parts of a larger manifestation or parts or issues of a larger work.

8.27.2.2 Numbering may include dates or other timespans, alphanumeric or other characters, and an accompanying caption.

## 8.27.31 Series numbering

8.27.31.1 Transcribe series numbering as it appears in the manifestation as the last element in the Series statement. If the numbering does not appear after the other series elements in the source, transpose it as needed. Always provide details of the transposition in a Note on series statement (see 8.29.31.1). However, if the numbering is grammatically inseparable from the series title, transcribe it as part of Title of series (see 8.21.31.3).

8.27.31.2 Transcribe the numbering as it appears in the manifestation (see Transcription, 0.4.3). Do not use abbreviations not present in the source and do not convert roman or spelled-out numerals to arabic.

Example:
Title of series: Serie lecturas de economía colimense
Numbering within sequence: núm. II

Example:
Title of series: Collection of British authors
Numbering within sequence: vol. LXII

Example:
Title of series: The adventure series
Numbering within sequence: 7

Example:
Title of series: The “boys’ first-rate pocket library” of complete tales
Numbering within sequence: no. 60

Example:
Title of series: Oeuvres philosophiques de Mr. D. Hume
Numbering within sequence: tome troisième

8.27.31.3 If there is series numbering but no series title, always transcribe the numbering in a Note on series statement (see 8.29.31.3).

Example:
Note on series statement: Number “6” appears at head of title page; issued as part of the American tract series (see Bibliography of American literature)
(Comment: Making a note on the number is required; providing the additional information from the Bibliography of American literature is optional. The formal citation for the Bibliography of American literature is given in a Manifestation described in note (see 9.32.31.2))

In case of doubt as to whether a number appearing in the resource is series numbering, transcribe the numbering in a Note on identifier for manifestation (see 10.23.3.1).

8.27.31.4 If a phrase such as “new series,” “second series,” etc., appears with a numbered series, transcribe the phrase as part of Numbering within sequence (see Title of series, 8.21.32.2).

Example:
Title of series: Killaly chapbooks
Numbering within sequence: 2nd series, no. 6
(Comment: Series is numbered; phrase “2nd series” transcribed as part of the Numbering within sequence element)

## 8.27.32 Numbering relating to parallel title of series

8.27.32.1 If there is one or more Parallel title of series and the series numbering also appears in more than one language or script, transcribe each number after the Title of series to which it relates (following any other title information or any statement of responsibility associated with the title).

Example:
Series statement: Nachschlagewerke und Quellen zur Kunst ; Teil 6 = Art reference works and sources ; part 6
(Comment: Information is transcribed in three elements: Title of series; Parallel title of series; and Numbering within sequence. The example is formatted according to ISBD for clarity)

Example:
Series statement: Annalen. Reeks in-8o. Menselijke wetenschappen ; nr. 111 = Annales. Série in-8o. Sciences humaines ; no. 111
(Comment: Information is transcribed in three elements: Title of series; Parallel title of series; and Numbering within sequence. The example is formatted according to ISBD for clarity)

Example:
Series statement: O.B.E.M.A ; no. 12 = O.B.E.M.A. ; nr. 12
(Comment: Information is transcribed in three elements: Title of series; Parallel title of series and Numbering within sequence. The example is formatted according to ISBD for clarity)

8.27.32.2 If the series numbering appears only once, transcribe it after the Title of series to which it relates. However, if the numbering relates to all, more than one, or none of the titles of series, transcribe it at the end of the Series statement.

Example:
Series statement: Série bilingue = Bilingual series ; 5
(Comment: Information is transcribed in three elements: Title of series; Parallel title of series and Numbering within sequence. The example is formatted according to ISBD for clarity)

8.27.32.3 If any parallel titles of series have been omitted from the transcription, also omit their associated numberings.