Materials Excluded From Precat Processing

  1. LOCATIONS

    1. AVE, AVR, BAR, BUSN, EWNG, EGYP, FAX, FAR, GAX, GLXN, LEHN, LSP, MRR, RBX, RBY, REF
      and Butler Reading Rooms: (AFST, COMP, EURO, ISLM, LATA, MANC, MORL, PAP, SAID, SASI, USHI)

    2. Locations for non-book material (e.g. MSC, MSR)

    3. Sublocations: materials with sublocations marked on the T2 rider, e.g., bus,ref. (route to OSMC)

      Materials for exception locations will be backlogged in OSMC according to OSMC procedures.

  2. OLDER IMPRINT DATES--Imprint dates five or more years old. Route to OSMC.

    Note: Materials in the following languages should not be routed to OSMC, but should be processed for Precat regardless of imprint date:

  3. CATEGORIES OF MATERIAL

    Copy cataloging units in central processing will handle/route materials in these categories as indicated below.

    1. Attention riders: books which include blue Attention riders

    2. Priority 1

    3. Brittle materials Go to brittle materials procedures

    4. Incomplete multi-volume sets (Route to OSMC with a note in the MFHD indicating which volumes were re-routed.)

    5. Belles lettres: works of poetry, fiction or drama.

    6. Miniature books: height measurement of 9 cm. or less (Insert a red rider and route to OSMC1)

    7. Mixed media: books with accompanying or pocketed material in a non-book format. (Route to OSMC)

      Note: Books with maps or microfiche in pockets can be processed for Precat.

    8. Non-book formats: computer discs, microforms, scores, sound recordings, video cassettes, etc. (backlogged in OSMC)

    9. Oversize books: Books that are taller OR wider than 38 cm. ; Books that are both taller AND wider than 28 cm. (Route to OSMC)

    10. Serials (backlogged in SPS)

    11. Serial Analytics (route to MPS)

Last updated: 02/08/10 ink