There are always at least two copies of a thesis: one for Archives and one for another location. In general, the copy in hand is the non-archival copy. The location symbol for the Archives copy is (P); the location symbol for the non-archival copy is specified on an orange "Special" flyer. Non-archival copies that are not cataloged for a branch library are located in Annex A (until Sept. 1, 1993 they were cataloged for Firestone stacks; changed to Annex at that time and all Firestone copies were transferred to the Annex). Both copies are represented in the catalog record.
Cutter numbers are derived from the tables. To control call numbers, the cataloger will maintain a file of FUL printouts for the current year. Verify each cutter number against the year's call number file, and adjust them as necessary to prevent duplication an maintain shelf order. Limit cutters to 4 digits if possible, but assign more if conditions warrant. Do not end cutter numbers with zero.
1. G557 Academic dissertations‡2rbgenr
2. 710 20 [Heading for the Princeton department, school program, etc. to which the thesis was submitted; prepare NACO form if necessary, based on the title-page form of name.]
These always have two copies of text, but sometimes only one copy of supplementary materials bound separately (e.g., plates). Full holdings should always be recorded for the Archives copy (location P). Information about the Archives copy should accompany the non-archival copy in hand; if in doubt consult Archives.
COP 1 MDES (Text)
COP 1 MDES (Plates)
COP 1 MDES (Text)
2. Music Theses
Sometimes dissertations in music are submitted in two parts: a composition and an essay. In such cases each part is cataloged independently. Refer the composition to the Music Cataloger for cataloging as a score. In each record include a 500 note explaining the relationship, based on the following model.
This composition and the essay "[Title proper of text]" together constitute the dissertation but are otherwise unrelated.
This essay and the composition '[Title proper of music]" together constitute the dissertation but are otherwise unrelated.
Assignt eh same call number to both volumes, treating the music as Volume 1 and the text as Volume 2.