William A. Speck Collection of Goetheana
(Approved for use August 20, 2003)
Scope | Size | Marking | Classification
The Speck collection is one of the oldest special collections at Yale, containing material by, about, and relating to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. For more information see the Guide to the Collections. The general cataloging policies for monographs and serials are followed.
The size boundaries for Speck books and serials are:
The following guidelines are used when marking volumes in Speck:
|Octavo||beinycgl ‡h Speck ‡i 15|
|Quarto||beinycgl ‡h Speck ‡i +6|
|Folio||beinycgl ‡h Speck ‡i Folio 7|
The Speck cataloging manual, including guidelines for classification, is available as a pdf document. The first page contains an index of the manual, which links to the appropriate pages. The second page is a summary of the classification scheme and also links to the appropriate pages. The manual was last revised in 1970, and as a result contains extensive references to practices that are no longer followed, including the creation of catalog cards. Generally follow current cataloging standards with regard to description, access points, and subjects. Make added entries and subject headings for Goethe as necessary.
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