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biblatex-chicago includes the bookseries option, which can be set to false in order to omit the book series of books from the notes (when the notes option is turned on). This is a particularly delicate operation because it involves the series field, which is used for two very different purposes:

  1. the book series (a title like "The Transformation of the Classical Heritage" or "The Cambridge History of Science")
  2. a journal's series in article bib-entries (a number like "2" for the output "2nd ser.")

Is there a way to extend the bookseries=false option so that it omits the book series (and the corresponding number from the number field) not only in footnotes but also in the bibliography?

MWE:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[notes,bookseries=false]{biblatex-chicago}

\begin{filecontents*}{\jobname.bib}
@book{lindberg.shank2013camb.hist.sci:med.sci,
    Address = {Cambridge},
    Editor = {Lindberg, David C. and Shank, Michael H.},
    Number = {2},
    Publisher = {Cambridge University Press},
    Series = {The Cambridge History of Science},
    Title = {Medieval Science},
    Year = {2013}}
\end{filecontents*}
\addbibresource{\jobname.bib}


\begin{document}

\cite{lindberg.shank2013camb.hist.sci:med.sci}

\printbibliography

\end{document}

Current output:

David C. Lindberg and Michael H. Shank, eds., Medieval Science (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013)

References

Lindberg, David C., and Michael H. Shank, eds. Medieval Science. The Cambridge History of Science 2. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Desired output:

David C. Lindberg and Michael H. Shank, eds., Medieval Science (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013)

References

Lindberg, David C., and Michael H. Shank, eds. Medieval Science. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

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If you look in chicago-notes.cbx you will find that cser+num (used in citations) is defined like this:

\newbibmacro*{cser+num}{%
  \iftoggle{cms@bookseries}
    {\printfield{series}%
     \printfield[sernum]{number}}
    {}}

Whereas ser+num (used in bibliography) is defined as:

\newbibmacro*{ser+num}{%
  \printfield{series}%
  \printfield[sernum]{number}}

There are a couple of entry types that don't use ser+num, but redefining this macro should do what you want in nearly every case.

MWE

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[notes,bookseries=false]{biblatex-chicago}

\usepackage{filecontents}
\begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib}
@book{lindberg.shank2013camb.hist.sci:med.sci,
    Address = {Cambridge},
    Editor = {Lindberg, David C. and Shank, Michael H.},
    Number = {2},
    Publisher = {Cambridge University Press},
    Series = {The Cambridge History of Science},
    Title = {Medieval Science},
    Year = {2013}}
\end{filecontents}
\addbibresource{\jobname.bib}

\renewbibmacro*{ser+num}{%
  \iftoggle{cms@bookseries}
    {\printfield{series}%
     \printfield[sernum]{number}}
    {}}

\begin{document}

\cite{lindberg.shank2013camb.hist.sci:med.sci}

\printbibliography

\end{document}

output

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