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Initial Articles
(Valid as of 4/20/98)

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CURRENT PRACTICE FOR TITLES BEGINNING WITH ARTICLES

Following AACR2R and current LC practice, do not enter initial articles in uniform, analytical, and varying form title fields. The nonfiling indicator, when applicable, is shown as 0.

DELETE initial articles and begin the field with the first significant word for the following USMARC tags:

Tag 1st 2nd
130 0  
240   0
246
630 0  
730   0
740   0
830   0

DELETE initial articles in $t for these fields:

600
610
611
710
711
800
810
811

RETAIN initial articles and use the nonfiling character for the following USMARC tags:

245  2nd indicator position
440  2nd indicator position
490  No indicator position has been defined for nonfiling characters

INITIAL ARTICLES

For languages: Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Yiddish

a eng, hun, por
al- ara (e.g., al-Ghazzali) (or forms ad-, ar-, at-, az-)
an eng
as por
az hun
das ger
de nor, swe, dan, dut
den nor, swe, dan
der ger, yid
det nor, swe, dan
di yid
dos yid
een dut
eene dut
egy hun
ein ger
eine ger
el spa
en nor, swe, dan
et nor, swe, dan
ett nor, swe, dan
gl' ita
gli ita
ha- heb (e.g., ha-sefer)
he- heb (e.g., he-harim)
het dut
i ita
il ita
l' fre, ita
la fre, ita, spa
las spa
le fre
les fre
lo ita
los spa
o por
os por
't dut
the eng
um por
uma por
un fre, ita, spa
un' ita
una ita, spa
une fre
uno ita

Last modified: 5/16/2011 3:23 PM by M. Potter

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