Cataloging Instructions for Microform Copies
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Microform copies

  • Base the cataloging description on the original work. If available, use the title page, or other appropriate source, of the original as the chief source of information rather than the microform title frame or photocopy title page.

  • Code all 008 fixed fields for the original work.

  • Add an 007 for each copy of the microform.

    For microform copies produced in-house, values for the 007 fields will be indicated by the accompanying Preservation/Photoreproduction Decision form.

  • Describe the photoreproduction aspects of the item in a 533 note.

  • Include the General Material Designator (GMD) "áh[microform]" following the title proper.

  • Formulate a 505 Contents Note for microform sets with bibliographic parts. Note the number of reels in each part. If the reels are numbered chronologically all the way through the entire set, show this in the notation.


    505 0 pt. 1. Administrative papers (10 reels) -- pt. 2. Legislative papers (23 reels).

    505 0 pt. 1. Correspondence (reel 1-6) -- pt. 2. Diaries (reel 7-16) -- pt. 3. Financial records (reel 17-23).