vernacular designator

What is vernacular designator?

vernacular designator meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

A standard word or abbreviation used in cataloging in a given language to describe or classify an item, especially a serial publication or one of its parts, for example, fasc. for “fascicle” in English and “fascicule” in French and Fasz. for “Faszikel” in German. Princeton University Library provides online access to tables of Vernacular Designators by Language at its Web site on cataloging documentation.


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