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The problem with these series is that they may not cover every work.  Now that could be a problem with any series, but here the character heading is a much better and comprehensive search.


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> From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
> Behalf Of David Williamson
> Sent: Friday, March 26, 2010 6:03 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [PCCLIST] Fwd: RE: [PCCLIST] series with character names
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> <If someone else wants to do a series record, they can do that.>
> 
> I heartily agree. Our patrons (and I think many other public library
> patrons) think of such series-like phrases as series. We do establish
> a number of SARs for this type of "phrase" because it allows our
> patrons yet another access point in addition to character headings.
> The next generation online catalogs (of which we have one) highlight
> series as a way to refine a search. As more and more libraries
> upgrade to these "discovery" types of online catalogs series records,
> no matter what the type, will be appreciated by the users.
> 
> Rosemary Groenwald
> Head of Technical Services
> Mount Prospect Public Library
> 10 S. Emerson St.
> Mount Prospect, IL  60056
> 847-590-3650
> "Opinions expressed are those of the sender and not the Mount
> Prospect Public Library."
> 
> 
> ________________________________________
> From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [[log in to unmask]] On Behalf
> Of Adam L. Schiff [[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2010 1:32 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [PCCLIST] series with character names
> 
> No reason you are required to make a series record or provide the
> series
> as an access point.  Just record it as an untraced series and be done
> with
> it.  If someone else wants to do a series record, they can do that.
> 
> 490 0  An Hercule Poirot mystery
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> Adam L. Schiff
> Principal Cataloger
> University of Washington Libraries
> Box 352900
> Seattle, WA 98195-2900
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> On Thu,
> wrote:
> 
> >
> > Is there a rule regarding phrases like
> >
> >
> >
> >      An Hercule Poirot mystery
> >
> >
> >
> > It seems like a lot of work to make series records for not a lot of
> return, especially when there are character
> > headings available.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> >
> > John Lavalie
> >
> > IAhCCS
> >
> >
> >
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