Booksets Within a CAS
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Booksets in a CAS
    Follow normal bookset procedures when cataloging a bookset within a CAS with the following exceptions:
Call number on catalog record.
    The call number for an open bookset within a CAS is comprised of the call number of the CAS plus the designator and number of the CAS to which the first volume of the bookset belongs, followed by a comma and the abbreviation "etc."
    For example, if pt. 1 of a bookset is vol. 7 of a CAS with the call number DG1.F75, then the call number of the bookset will be:
      DG1 .F75 vol. 7, etc.

    If the first volume of the bookset is not available at the time of cataloging, the volume number in the call number should be that of the earliest volume in hand. In this case, the following 866 x note should be added to the MFHD:

      866 _0 x Adjust call number if earlier volume is received.

    For example, if you have pt. 3 only of a bookset when cataloging, and it is volume 10 of a CAS with the call number HX1.J82, then the call number of the bookset will be:

      HX1 .J82 vol. 10, etc.

    In this case, if pt. 1 is received later, the call number on the catalog record should be corrected to reflect the earlier CAS volume number and the MFHD 866 note should be removed.

Write the call number in book.
    In order for labeling staff to get the correct call number label, the call number must be written in the book. The number that is written is the call number of the CAS plus the designator and number of that volume within the CAS. In the example above the call number in the book for pt. 3 would be:
      HX1 .J82 vol. 10

    If pt. 4 were vol. 16 of the CAS, then the call number in the book for pt. 4 would be:

      HX1 .J82 vol. 16

Enum field in item record.
    The information recorded in the enum field of the item record is the designator and number of that volume within the bookset. For example, if you have pt. 3 of a bookset and it is volume 10 of a CAS, the enum field will be:
      pt.3
MFHD 866 note.
    An 866 note is constructed to indicate explicitly the shelf location within the serial or series of each volume of the set. Example:
      866 _0 z Volumes 1-5 of the set are shelved as t. 6, 10, 13, 20-21 of the series


    Sample holdings record for a bookset within a CAS:

See also:
Series (Catalog separately, class as set)
Series Decisions: CAS