New Directions Collection
(Approved for use January 10, 2000)
Scope | Size | Marking | Classification | Subjects
The New Directions Collection was given to the Beinecke Library by James Laughlin and consists of the set of New Directions publications which Laughlin gave to his mother and all additional publications received from the New Directions Publishing Corporation. It is part of YCAL even though it contains publications by non-American authors. It is an almost complete run of the firm's publications.
Warning: Only New Directions publications with the bookplate containing the image of a man on a horse class with New Directions (see image at right). New Directions publications without this bookplate class elsewhere.
The size boundaries are:
- up to 25 cm. high
- up to 23 cm. wide
- between 26 and 37 cm. high
- over 23 and up to 31 cm. wide
- over 37 cm. high
- over 31 cm. wide
The following guidelines are used when marking volumes for New Directions.
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|Octavo||‡b beinycal ‡h New Directions ‡i 265|
|Quarto||‡b beinycal ‡h New Directions ‡i +12|
|Folio||‡b beinycal ‡k Folio ‡h New Directions ‡i 4|
beinycal ‡k BrSides ‡h New Directions ‡i 4
‡b beinycal ‡k BrSides ‡k Folio ‡h New Directions ‡i 4
|Octavo||‡b beinycal ‡h New Directions ‡i S3|
|Quarto||‡b beinycal ‡h New Directions ‡i +S5|
|Folio||‡b beinycal ‡k Folio ‡h New Directions ‡i S2|
When to create a new record.
If a SML copy is already in Voyager, and the item in hand has a series statement that is not present in the Voyager record, the cataloger should check the item on the shelf (or call for it from LSF) to determine whether the two copies match and should be placed on the same bibliographic record; if the items do not match, the utilities should be searched for copy, and if no copy is found, the existing Voyager record can be used to derive a new record. If an item in hand has a series statement and copy for the title exists in LCDB or OCLC, but the copy does not contain the series statement, the cataloger should assume that the copy does not represent the item in hand and use the copy to derive a new bibliographic record.
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