A MFHD for a serial title is made up of the following fields:
The 852 field establishes the title's location, including:
The 853 field establishes the caption and pattern for the basic bibliographic unit, and it corresponds to the linked 863 fields.
The 854 and 855 fields establishes the caption and pattern for supplementary material and indexes respectively. 854 fields should be linked to 864 fields, and 855 field linked to 865 fields. Both carry the same indicators and subfields as field 853.
Local Policy: Do not use 854 or 855 fields in serial MFHDs.
The 863 field presents the enumeration and chronology for the basic bibliographic unit, corresponding to the pattern created in the appropriate 853 field. For serials, there should be a separate 863 field for each bound volume.
NOTE: For 863 fields to display, an 853 field needs to exist and the sequence pattern needs to match.
The 864 and 865 fields present the enumeration and chronology for supplementary material and indexes, respectively. Each field is repeatable and separate fields should be used for individual volumes.
The 864 fields should be linked to and correspond to the 854 field, and the 865 fields should be linked to and correspond to the 854 field.
Local Policy: Do not use 864 or 865 fields in serial MFHDs. Supplements and indexes are accounted for in 863 fields.
The 866 field presents the summary statement of volumes held for the basic bibliographic unit.
Local Policy: Every serial with a standing order needs an 866 field indicating holdings history.
The 867 and 868 fields present the summary statements for supplementary materials and indexes, respectively. The University of Illinois does not currently use 867 or 868 summary fields.