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Re: Complete run of newspaper on DVD Beth Guay 03 Aug 2010 18:06 UTC

For what it's worth, I've occasionally struggled over this decision and they way in which I've approached the matter is just as Steve suggested, by associating the content as a reprint (right or wrong as that may be).

The CONSER Cataloging Manual by this comparison supports Steve's recommendation, and for multiple unrelated serial titles, a different cataloging treatment.

from the CONSER Cataloging Manual 17.7.1. Types of reprints, 17.7.3. Options for cataloging: ...

b. Reprint of a single serial by a different publisher
Catalog separately as a serial a reprint of a single serial.  If the serial title has changed, create separate records for each title, even if the reprint consists of only one volume.

Catalog the reprint as a monograph, however, if it contains only a single issue or limited number of issues (LCRI 1.0).

c. Reprint of several bibliographically unrelated serials
Catalog as a monograph (LCRI 1.0).



Beth Guay
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-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum [] On Behalf Of Steven C Shadle
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 11:56 AM
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Complete run of newspaper on DVD

Agreed.  Even though the DVD-ROM was retrospectively a one-time publication, because the content was serially issued, it should be cataloged as a serial (just as we would for a reprint or retrospective reproduction).  I would suggest you ask OCLC to flip some fields to make it a serial record.

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On Tue, 3 Aug 2010, Patricia Thompson wrote:

> I have the complete run of the Southern Courier newspaper (1965-1968) on
> DVD-ROM. There is a bib record in OCLC WorldCat for this. It is coded as a
> monograph computer file. Is this correct?
> It is a one-time publication, but it just seems like I should somehow code
> the serial aspect of the title.
> Pat Thompson
> Patricia R. Thompson
> Assistant University Librarian for Resource Management Services
> duPont Library
> University of the South
> Sewanee, TN 37383
> 931-598-1657