Adding Bookset Volumes: Superseded Volumes
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Adding Volumes

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Verifying description

Adjusting description
  020 (ISBN)
  Responsibility & entry
  250 (edition)
  260 (publishing info.)
  300 (collation)
  4xx/8xx (series)
  500/504 (notes)
  Adding to 505 note
  6xx/7xx (subj./a.e.)

Supplements, indexes & accompanying mat.

Issued out of order

Superseded volumes

Various editions

Superseded volumes
NOTE: Adding volumes which supersede other volumes is frequently complex. In confusing situations, consult the Team Leader.

New volumes which supersede previously cataloged volumes should be treated like other added volumes with the following provisions:

  • In most cases it will be unnecessary to update either the summary holdings or the contents note. Other descriptive elements may require adjustment.
  • The new volumes should be added as with an identifying element, usually the date, in the corresponding item record.

      e.g. Item record: vol.6:1990

The superseded volume(s) should be retrieved and sent for withdrawal unless the set is located in the Reference Room (DR), Social Science Reference Center (SSRC), or a branch library, in which case the location is responsible for withdrawing superseded volumes.