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Subdivision Periodicals in 610's Birdie MacLennan 30 Sep 1992 20:11 UTC

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Date:         Wed, 30 Sep 1992 12:11:29 EDT
From:         David Van Hoy <dcvh@ATHENA.MIT.EDU>
Subject:      Re: Subdivision "Periodicals" in 610s

        The latest version of Appendix J of the CONSER Editing Guide,
dated "Fall 91", states "Use --Periodicals as a form subdivision ...
under topical headings, personal name headings, corporate body
headings, geographic headings, etc. without restriction ... "
(provided your publication conforms to the given definition of
"periodical").  I see no mention of the possible exception that you
have described.

        Use of this subdivision for all three subject headings for
your trade union periodical appears to be correct.

        Perhaps you did not receive CEG Update no. 8 (fall 1991).  (The
most recent update is no. 9 (spring 1992).)

David Van Hoy
Principal Serials Cataloger
MIT Libraries

Date:         Wed, 30 Sep 1992 08:56:10 PDT
From:         Mitch Turitz <turitz@SFSUVAX1.SFSU.EDU>
Subject:      Re: Subdivision "Periodicals" in 610s
In-Reply-To:  Kay Teel at Sep 29, 92 8:24 pm

Kay - My most recent revision of Appendix J of the CONSER Editing Guide
is FALL '92.  I think a significant sentence in the appendix is:

"Do not use the subdivision under headings assigned to publications that
are revised and reissued in full on a regular basis, and are therefore
cataloged as serials for convenience, but are not periodicals as defined
above.  For example, West's Florida probate code with related laws and
court rules is published annually and is cataloged as a serial, but the
subdivision --Periodicals is inappropriate for this work."

I hope that answers your questions.  There is also a section in Appendix
J on "societies, etc." which also might be appropriate in your case.

When I worked at U.C. Berkeley, our unofficial definition of a
periodical was, "A periodical is something you would find in a dentists
office or in a bathroom -- for reading."  So you would not find an
annual report of a society in either your dentist's office or your
bathroom.  Therefore, you would not add, "--Periodicals" to the annual
report of the ... society.

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