Change in Cataloguing Treatment : Monograph to Serial Bev Smith 30 May 1991 17:57 UTC
We are serials cataloguers in a centralized cataloguing environment using NOTIS at a large academic library. When Cataloguing government documents serials, we receive titles from our Government Documents Library, accompanied by a Serials Information Sheet outlining holdings information and preferred treatment, e.g. title change. One change which we are frequently asked to make involves changing the treatment of titles from being catalogued as monographs to being catalogued as serials. We would like to know if anybody is using a 500 or 512 note (Earlier or later volumes separately catalogued note) to handle this situation. If so, how do you use it and when? We would also be interested to hear if the Public Service staff at your institution has any concerns about the use of this tag, since it means that users would have to look at more than one record in order to find all of the holdings for a particular title, even with the use of "linking tags" on the monograph records. We would like to use an Earlier or Later Vols. Separately Catalogued Note in order to save time - by cutting down on the number of monograph records which have to be deleted from the database and then added to a serial record. Thanks Bev Smith Serials Cataloguer York University Toronto, Ontario.