What is a Series?
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What is a Series?
According to the glossary of AACR2 a series is: "A group of separate items related to one another by the fact that each item bears, in addition to its own title proper, a collective title applying to the group as a whole."

Series are titles used to group together items with similar characteristics. They might have in common a subject (history of monasteries in France), a format (reprints), a genre (poetry), or merely common publishing characteristics (24 inch guidebooks with yellow covers).

Series are a type of serial or bookset, and are subject to the same sorts of bibliographic manipulation (successive entry, designators, etc.)