Physical Processing Instructions for Collection Level Cataloging
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Cataloging instructions

Physical processing

Adding to an existing collection

Collections before 1990

Examples

Recons

Physical Processing
The physical processing of a collection depends on whether it is to be bound together, bound separately, or boxed. (Consult a Team Leader if binding decision has not been made.)

Bound items may be cataloged for any location.
Boxed items go to Annex B or ReCAP.


Collections to be boxed

Make a loose title page for each box. Write the call number on the verso of the title page.

Make a loose table of contents listing each item in the box (within reason). Use Table of Contents as a header, and number the items.

Ask Plating and Labelling to make call number labels with the location and call number (and box number if necessary), and affix them in each individual item (within reason). The box will be labelled by Plating and Labelling.


Collections to be bound together

Make a title page for each bound volume. It generally contains only the title, or a name and title. Write the call number on the verso of the title page.

Make a table of contents listing each item in the bound volume. Use Table of Contents as a header, and number the items.

Call number labels will be made by Plating and Labelling as for any bound volume.


Collections to be bound separately

Assign a general call number applicable to the collection as a whole, and arbitrarily assign volume numbers to each item in the collection.

Write the call number and volume number on the t.p. verso of each item as you would for a bookset.

List the entire contents of the collection in a formal contents note.

Call number labels will be made by Plating and Labelling as for any bookset.