Series Treatments
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Series Treatments
There are three basic decisions to make once a series has been identified: analysis, tracing and classification.

A series can be analyzed, each item being described separately or the series as a unit can be described (cataloged as a serial or bookset).

If analyzed, a series can either be traced or not traced--that is, it may be assigned a searchable access point common to all items in the series, or such an access point may not be assigned.

Finally, a series can be classed separately, or it can be classed together.

Some of these three decisions can be made independently of each other--a series may be traced and classed together, or traced and classed separately.