Classifying and Cuttering Audio-Visual Series

Classifying audio-visual series

Monographic series may be classified together as a collection or separately, by individual part. Determine if a subject analysis of each part on separate records best serves user needs. If the subject content of component parts varies significantly, prefer classification by individual title. Cataloging the whole series with one MARC record with adequate subject headings is preferred.

Audio-visual series which are classified separately are cuttered by the main entry.

Cuttering audio-visual series that are classed together


Option 1
Audio-visual series that are clearly numbered on the physical item or title screen are cuttered by the first letter of the series title.

Example:

Series: Renewing a place called school
Title: Schools and the freedom to change
Numeration: program 1
Call number: LB
2806
.R46
date
No.1

Option 2
Audio-visual series that have no numeration are cuttered by the first letter of the series with successive cuttering. The first two numbers are determined by using the LC cutter table. The successive number is determined by an obvious ordering of items in the series or by the last number of the item/catalog number in the 028 field of the MARC record.

Examples:

Series: Silk Road : an ancient world of adventure
Title: Across the Taklamakan Desert
Call number: DS
712
.S557 (Item #1007)
date
Series: Silk Road : an ancient world of adventure
Title: The Art-gallery in the desert
Call number: DS
712
.S554 (Item #1004)
date
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