Consider a microform to be a new edition of the work it represents
if the following apply:
- It contains a collection of materials not previously gathered together
for publication, for example, an individual's archives, or primary
sources on a historical topic such as civil rights.
- It is issued by a commercial publisher ("on-demand" type publishers
like UMI are not considered commercial publishers in this
It is issued by a non-commercial publisher (such as the photographic
services dept. of a research library or UMI) and it contains
an explicit indication that it constitutes a microform edition.
This indication need not be formally presented. It may, for example,
be a thesis published in microform by the university where it was written.
- Microform editions are often large sets of film or fiche, and
are frequently divided into separate bibliographic parts. They may be
published over an extended period of time.
Microform editions will typically be titles new to the PUL collections
and therefore will be forwarded to Catalog Division for new cataloging.
If a microform edition is acquired as an added copy or replacement for
an established title, it is processed by Cat. Unit 5 as an added
or replacement copy, whichever applies.
See also: Cataloging Instructions for