RECORDS FOR SEPARATELY CLASSED MONOGRAPHIC SERIES WITH STANDING
This document specifies standards for monographic series bibliographic and
MFHD records and the information contained within them. The document also
records policy decisions relating to monographic series that may be more
fully documented in various workflow documents. Series on titles not
received on standing order, e.g., approvals, are verified following
procedures in CPM327.
Bibliographic records for monographic series are used primarily
as a hook to the Voyager Acquisitions line item and to ensure that
acquisitions staff use the established form of the series on
tracking records for monographs within the series. The records may also be
used by cataloging staff as part of the series verification process.
The bibliographic record is suppressed from public display. NOTIS born
records displayed in the OPAC and may need to be suppressed on encounter.
Because the series bibliographic record is used by acquisitions staff to
determine the form of series used on the records for monographs in the
series and to determine local
classification practice, the first volume received for any new
standing order series should be routed to a supervisor to determine based
on the LC authority file whether the series will be classed together or
classed separately. The T2 will have NEW SERIAL checked to alert staff
to consult a supervisor. If an authority record is not available, the
volume may be processed as a sep cat (following national practice)
or sent to SPS to determine treatment if there is doubt that the item is
part of a monographic series. Cataloging supervisors will input the
appropriate treatment code(s) in MFHD.
If volumes are sent to SPS for a treatment decision and the decision is to
sep class, SPS staff will update and suppress the monographic series
record as outlined below.
If there is any evidence of a series title change, consult a
supervisor who will notify SAS. The series record may need to be adjusted
with the new title input in field 245 and the old title moved to a 247 field.
PROCEDURE FOR ACQUISITIONS STAFF
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- BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
SAS creates a brief tracking record for the series or uses a record from
OCLC. If a record must be created locally, the following
elements are included in template:
- Code encoding level 5 in LEADER.
- Code Type of serial m in Type of Serial
- Suppress the bib record by clicking the Suppress from OPAC box in
- Code ISSN if present in 022.
- Code the series title in the 245 field following guidelines for
titles in CPM162
- Code place of publication, publisher and start date of the series if
- Accept default serial leader values.
- Accept default serial 008 values.
- Suppress the MFHD record by clicking the Suppress from OPAC box in
- Code 852 with blank indicators.
- Code location using appropriate location code.
- Code treatment code sep in subfield x
- Code subfield h followed by a period "." followed by subfield k
SUPPRESSED. (The presence of the subfield h followed by a period in the record
will allow the term SUPPRESSED to appear in the summary holdings and
Note: In NOTIS, the instruction to create a tracking record
monographs in the series was explicitly coded. In Voyager, the code "sep"
is understood to include the need to create tracking records.
Last updated: 09/12/05 mdw