Former Series Practices at Princeton
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Former series practices at Princeton
From January 1981-June 1995 series authority work was done in SCL2 (Series Checklist 2). [Prior to that it was done in SCL1, the first series checklist]. From June 1995 to September 1999 series were verified using a combination of local series authority records, and information from bibliographic records.

SCL2 was a card file with a card for every series heading as well as reference cards. The tracing, numbering, and classification decisions were combined into single statements (like numbered series, meaning analyzed, traced, classed separately). The series decisions found on some local authority records are a remnant from the conversion of this file.