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Please print out the following exercises and complete as many of as you can. The purpose of these exercises is to help you determine what areas of serials cataloging you may want to pay particular attention to during the workshop.

Bring the completed exercises and any questions you may have with you to the workshop to facilitate discussion about the examples during the scheduled sessions.

Please also note that bibliographic information used in these exercises may have been altered to illustrate various points of serials cataloging practice.

Part A: Is It a Serial?

Give as many reasons as you think applicable in each case below.

Example 1:

Cover:

Today's Education

The Journal of the National Education Association

Contents page:

The Annual of the National Education Association

1982-83 Volume 71, Number 3 Today's Education

Verso of contents page:

Published once a year by ...
(ISSN) 0271-3573

Is this a serial? Circle one: Yes No

Why?

_____________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________

Example 2:

It is known that the following is issued annually.

CD-ROM label:

Who's Who in Canadian Business

 

17th Edition 1997

 

ISSN 1209-8299

Is this a serial? Circle one: Yes No

Why?

_____________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________

Example 3:

Title page 1:

Proceedings of the
Twelfth Annual Symposium
on Computational Geometry

Title page 2:

Proceedings of the
Thirteenth Annual Symposium
on Computational Geometry

Is this a serial? Circle one: Yes No

Why?

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

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Example 4:

Title page:

Trends in
Cognitive
Sciences

 

REFERENCE EDITION

 

Volume 1

 

1997

 

Elsevier Science

Is this a serial? Circle one: Yes No

Why?

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

Example 5:

It is known that the 3rd edition was published in 1989, the 4th edition in 1992, and the 5th edition in 1998.

Title page:

Directory of Multinationals

 

5th Edition

Is this a serial? Circle one: Yes No

Why?

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

Example 6:

Title page:

Expenditures on
Children by Families

 

1997 Annual Report

 

 

 

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

Miscellaneous Publication Number 1528-1997

Is this a serial? Circle one: Yes No

Why?

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

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Part B: Is A New Record Required?

Example 1:

Title 1:

Marriage and divorce statistics

New issue:

Marriage, divorce and adoption statistics

Would you create a new record? Circle one: Yes No

Why?

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

Example 2:

Title 1:

Organic chemistry

New issue:

Organic chemistry review

Would you create a new record? Circle one: Yes No

Why?

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

Example 3:

Title 1:

Annual report of the President's Commission on Children for 2002

New issue:

President's Commission on Children annual report 2003

Would you create a new record? Circle on: Yes No

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

Example 4:

Title 1:

Doing Business in the Czech and Slovak Republics

New issue:

Doing Business in the Czech Republic

Would you create a new record? Circle one: Yes No

Why?

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

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Example 5:

Title 1:

STATISTIQUES ÉPIDÉMIOLOGIQUES
ET DÉMOGRAPHIQUES ANNUELLES

ANNUAL EPIDEMIOLOGICAL AND VITAL STATISTICS

New issue:

ANNUAL EPIDEMIOLOGICAL AND VITAL STATISTICS

STATISTIQUES ÉPIDÉMIOLOGIQUES
ET DÉMOGRAPHIQUES ANNUELLES

Would you create a new record? Circle one: Yes No

Why?

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

Example 6:

Title 1:

Architectural Review
Volume 17, April 1910

New issue:

Architectural Review
New Series, Volume 1, January 1912

Would you create a new record? Circle one: Yes No

Why?

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

Example 7:

Title 1 record:

022 ISSN 0018-2370
130 Historian (Kingston, R.I.)
245 The Historian.

New issue:

The Historian
ISSN 0018-2370
Now published: Allentown, PA

Would you create a new record? Circle one: Yes No

Why?

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

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Part C: Closing Out and Linking Records

Edit the cataloging data in the abbreviated forms given below. Add or change any data as appropriate.

Vol. 10, No. 2, 1997 issue cover:

African Languages
and Cultures

Vol. 11, No. 1, June 1998 issue cover:

Journal of
African
Cultural
Studies

Old title:

Fixed Field:

Publication Status: c

Dates: 1988, _______

245 00 $a African languages and cultures.

260 -- $a London : $b School of Oriental and African Studies,
University of London, $c c1988-

310 $a Semiannual

362 0- $a Vol. 1, no. 1-____________

785 00 _________________________________________________

New title:

Fixed Field:

Publication Status: ________

Dates: ________, _______

245 00 $a Journal of African cultural studies.

260 -- $a London : $b School of Oriental and African Studies,
University of London

310 $a Semiannual

362 1 $a __________________________

780 00 _________________________________________________

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Part D: Selecting and Editing Copy

Identify the three or four most important match points between the copy and the bibliographic information provided below.

Page 1:

The caption reads: The Ludwig von Mises Institute The Free Market

Bottom of page [1]: Volume 17 Number 2 February 1999

Caption:

At bottom left corner of page 2: Copyright 1999 by the Ludwig von Mises Institute… The Free Market is published 12 times a year for our members … 518 West Magnolia Avenue, Auburn, Alabama 36832-4528

Copy:

 
Type a   ELvl    Srce d  GPub     Ctrl    Lang eng
BLvl s   Form    Conf 0  Freq m   MRec    Ctry alu
S/L  0   Orig    EntW    Regl r   Alph a
Desc a   SrTp p  Cont    DtSt c   Dates 1983,9999
010  --  $a sn88021859 
040  --  $a AAA $c AAA $d IUL $d NSD $d NST $d IUL $d NST 
012  --  $i 8806 $l 1 
022  0-  $a 1051-4333 $2 1
042  --  $a lcd $a nsdp
082  10  $a 330 $2 11
050  14  $a HD82 $b .F725
210  0-  $a Free mark. 
222  -4  $a The Free market
245  04  $a The Free market.
260  --  $a Auburn, Ala. : $b Ludwig von Mises Institute of Auburn University, $c 1983-
265  --  $a Ludwig von Mises Institute, Auburn University, Auburn, Ala. 36849 
300  --  $a v. : $b ill., ports. ; $c 28 cm.
310  --  $a Monthly, $b Feb. 1987-
321  --  $a Quarterly, $b 1983- 
362  0-  $a Vol. 1, no. 1 (fall 1983)-
500  --  $a Title from caption. 
650  -0  $a Economic policy $v Periodicals.
650  -0  $a Free trade $v Periodicals. 
650  -0  $a Supply and demand $v Periodicals.
650  -0  $a Capitalism $v Periodicals. 
710  2-  $a Ludwig Von Mises Institute.
850  --  $a AAP $a ArU $a InU $a KU-S 
936  --  $a Dec. 1987 LIC 

List the most important match points:

  1. ________________________________
  2. ________________________________
  3. ________________________________
  4. ________________________________

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Part E: Cataloging Data

Example 1:

Examine the bibliographic information in the following example, determine the chief source of information, and then fill in as much of the cataloging data, tags, indicators and subfields in the MARC serials format as possible based on the information provided. Please note that not all possible fields have been used. Supply information only for the fields indicated and do not worry about authorized forms for headings.

Cover of: Vol. 14, No. 3 Dec., 1998:

First page (p. 201) is a table of contents for December 1998 Vol. 14, No. 3:

Verso of page 201:

Top of page: P.O. Box 1629, Knoxville, TN 37901-1629.

Bottom: Tennessee Ancestors (ISSN 0882-0635) is published triannually by the East Tennessee Historical Society and is distributed to members of the Society

OCLC 008 Mask: 
Type a    ELvl    Srce    GPub    Ctrl    Lang 
Blvl s    Form    Conf ■  Freq ■  MRec    Ctry 
S/L  __   Orig  EntW    Regl Alph 
Desc __   SrTp __ Cont    DtSt __ Dates_____,_____, 
 
022 ________________________________ 
245 ____ ________________________________________________ 
246 ____ ________________________________________________ 
260 ____ ________________________________________________ 
310 ____ ________________________________________________
362 ____ ________________________________________________ 
5__ ____ ________________________________________________ 
5__ ____ ________________________________________________ 
5__ ____ ________________________________________________ 
7__ ____ ________________________________________________ 
7__ ____ ________________________________________________ 
7__ ____ ________________________________________________ 

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Example 2:

Edit the cataloging copy supplied below to account for the online version.

Journal home page at: http://www.gmu.edu/org/hcr/

WELCOME TO THE HISPANIC CULTURE REVIEW We are happy to present the Web edition of our three latest issues of the Hispanic Culture Review, a review published one or two times a year by students of George Mason University. Its many issues have introduced essays, fiction and poetry written in English or Spanish focusing on topics related to the Hispanic world. We hope that you will enjoy our on-line issues and we are looking forward to your correspondence. Make checks or money orders payable to: Hispanic Culture Review and mail to: Hispanic Culture Review George Mason University c/o Department of Modern and Classical Languages Mail Stop $3E5 Fairfax, VA. 22030 U.S.A

Earliest online issue (viewed February 9, 1999):

Cataloging copy for the print version:

 
Type a   ELvl I  Srce d   GPub     Ctrl    Lang eng 
BLvl s   Form    Conf ■   Freq  ■  MRec    Ctry vau 
S/L  0   Orig  EntW     Regl  Alph 
Desc a   SrTp p  Cont     DtSt  c  Dates 199u,9999 
041 -- $a eng $a spa 
042 -- $a lcd 
090 -- $a PS508.H57 $b H57 
245 00 $a Hispanic culture review. 
260 -- $a Fairfax, Va. : $b George Mason University 
310 -- $a Semiannual 
500 -- $a Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 2 (spring 1991); title from title page. 
546 -- $a English and Spanish. 
650 -0 $a American literature $x Hispanic American authors $v Periodicals. 
650 -0 $a Hispanic American literature (Spanish) $v Periodicals. 
710 2- $a George Mason University. 

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