Policy Justification: Traditional national practice has been to catalog every manifestation of a title on its own bibliographic record (“separate records”). Exceptions have been made for electronic resources, first for serials and then for monographs: an electronic version is added to the same bibliographic record for a print resource (“single record”). At the current time, separate records are the dominant approach, but single records are accepted as a variant practice. A limited use of single records may need to remain for the long term due to established national practice: for example, print and microform records for the U.S. Newspaper Project.
- Alliance member libraries must use separate bibliographic records for each format of a single title
- Members are not required to convert migrated single records. Specific conversion projects may be undertaken to solve problems in Primo
- Limited single records may need to remain due to established national practice: for example, print and microform records for the U.S. Newspaper Project
- An exception for Oregon and Washington State depository titles is allowed to accommodate the current practice of the State Libraries
|Current phase: Phase 5 Approved||Written by: Bibliographic Mandates Review Group|
|Approved by: Collaborative Workforce Team on 03/08/2016; Technical Services Working Group on 02/16/2016||Last updated: 03/09/2016|
|Staff Contact: Cassie Schmitt||Nature of last update: revised policy