Policy & misc. info.
050 4 guidelines
Duplicate call nos.
Library of Congress
GA and GAX old
CAS (Catalog separately, class as set)
CAS treatment will normally apply to series that otherwise would have required
handling as analyzed booksets or serials. It may also be applied (on a limited
basis) to items in monographic series that are judged to be more useful
if kept together on the shelves.
CAS decisions are usually made by team leaders and are prompted by "series-or-bookset?"
questions from Order Division. If the decision is made to treat a series
as a CAS, Order Division should be instructed to forward the first volume(s)
to the appropriate cataloger for priority cataloging.
Once the decision has been made to treat a monographic series as a CAS,
the cataloger will:
Note the following points in particular:
- Determine the class number most appropriate for the series.
- Create a series authority record in Voyager, including all data normally
supplied plus an 090 field for the call number. Include the adding designator
followed by the location (if other than F) in parentheses.
090 _ _ |a PS3509.L43 1988 vol. (SE)
- Catalog each bibliographic unit in hand as a separate work, and assign
each its appropriate subject headings.
- Record the established class number plus the appropriate series volume
designation in each volume.
Note on Variant Editions of a CAS
If a variant edition (e.g. revised, 2nd ed., etc.) of a CAS is received,
the general policy is to keep its status as a CAS.
- Add a note to the online series authority card (if not already present):
Includes variant editions; add edition statement and date to volume
numbering on catalog record and in book.
852 0_ ‡b f ‡h HX601 ‡i .F763 vol.11 (rev. ed.: 1992)
Call number as recorded in book:
(rev. ed.: 1992)
Series Decisions: CAS
Bookset Within a CAS