Music Cataloging at Yale MARC Tagging

MARC holdings and local practice

In progress

For official YUL Cataloging Depart policy, see
MFHD policies & procedures and MFHD examples
as well as
Multipart monograph MFHD guidelines

With multiple copies, add t 1, t 2, etc. to the holdings record:
852 0 0 b mus t 1 h M1001 B415 op.21 i K1


852 0 0 b mus t 2 h M1001 B415 op.21 i K1

Examples of MARC holdings
multi-volume items:
852 0 1 b mus h M126 L387 i G9+ m Oversize
866 4 1 8 0 a v.1-v.10
See Gap and non-gap breaks; line breaks for incomplete holdings.

multiple copies of multi-volume items:
852 0 1 b mus t 1 h M23.5 O74 i B6+ m Oversize
866 4 1 8 0 a v.1
852 0 1 b mus t 2 h M23.5 O74 i B6+ m Oversize
866 4 1 8 0 a v.1



Item records
Record enumeration designations go in the ENUM field in the Voyager item record
The nonchronological scheme used by the publisher on the bibliographic unit to identify the individual bibliographic units of a serial and to show the relationship of a bibliographic unit to the serial as a whole.

Record chronological designations go in the CHRON field in the Voyager item record

The chronology is the different types of dates used by the publisher on the work to identify the individual bibliographic unit of a serial (for example, date of coverage, date of publication, date of printing, or date of reprinting).

Including part caption is preferred. (See Abbreviations for captions from Cornell)

A caption is an alphabetic word or phrase attached as a prefix to the enumeration data that describes the type of data (for example, volume, Band, Heft, part, number, or tome)

It is sufficient to transcribe the caption only at the beginning of the range to save space.

In the absence of a caption, a generic one should be supplied, e.g. "v." The main objective is to make the Status line intelligible for the patrons to the extent possible.


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Last revised January 5, 2012.