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Re: Selecting Bib Records Joan Condell (09 Apr 1998 18:37 UTC)

Re: Selecting Bib Records Joan Condell 09 Apr 1998 18:37 UTC

On  Wed, 8 Apr 1998 Tom Birch wrote:

> Please share with us how your institution determines whether to
> attach holdings to a serial or monograph record when the item is
> published with both an ISSN and an ISBN?  We are trying to develop a
> policy for our (college) library and would greatly appreciate any
> suggestions.

As a rule, I tend to choose the serial record (less work to catalog once
than catalog each piece).  The exception is when I'm told by Acquisitions
that it's a one-time purchase rather than a standing order or a

 Joan Condell           ~~~     |  Guerrilla catalogers: a small defensive
 Guerrilla Cataloger     ~      |  force of irregular catalogers making
 Thomas Jefferson School of Law |  suprise cataloging.        |                   --Mitch Turitz