Princeton University Order Division Documentation
Series Checks in Voyager Acquisitions
Finally, lets take a look at monographic series. These pose the most problems in searching.
In the Cataloging module, do a Non-Keyword Journal Title search. This search matches on title fields 245, 246 but not on series fields 4xx, 8xx. Try a search on World bibliographical series. This brings up one record only, our series standing order.
Monographic series records are suppressed from the OPAC. The appropriate series record can usually be identified by the following:
Now lets search the same title using the title (bib) index. Here we see a list of several matches. The standing order record is usually identifiable by lack of a volume number in the Title column, lack of an author in the author column, and usually no date in the imprint. If in doubt, you can bring up several records to look at. The difference between the journal title search and the title bib search, is that the journal title pulls up only the records coded as serials and matches on the 245 and 246. The title bib search is also pulling up matches in 4xx and 8xx fields.
A series that was formerly treated as a true serial, and is now treated monographically, should have multiple holdings attached; one with volumes added, and one with 852 |h Cataloged separately.
Lets do a search on Kolner Forschungen zur w as a journal title search. Lets bring up the record without the volume number in the display and click on the Hierarchy icon. Now if we bring up both holdings records we can see that earlier volumes were added as a serial, but later volumes are cataloged separately.
If you do not find a match, try a Title(Bib) or a Keyword search. These will pick up booksets and monographic volumes of series as well as serials and monographic series records. Finding several matches to a monographic series searched as Title (Bib) might lead you to suspect that we have the series on standing order. However, if there are only records for individual volumes (as in the example below) and none for the series alone without a volume number, we do not have a standing order for the series.
Let's do a Journal title search on Vancouver Studies in Cognitive
Science. We have no matches. Now let's repeat the same search
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