Purpose: To provide a procedure for preliminary cataloging of Honors Theses from University of Maine.
Background: Student workers input descriptive cataloging information to a temporary database residing in the Library 15 directory. After a batch of records is added, it will be copied over to a permanent database on Library 17. Catalogers then catalog from a template linked to that database, copy and paste to Connexion, export to OCLC WorldCat and, finally. export to URSUS.
Title: Capitalize the first letter of the title and the proper name if presented.
Author: Copy as it appears on the title page.
Birth year: Input the year if there is a birth date given in the vita.
PrePagination: Fill in the number of Pre-pagination if it is printed on the pages. Disregard unnumbered sequences.
PageNumber: Give the number of leaves.
IncludeVita: Check the box if Vita is presented.
ReferencePageNumber: Fill in inclusive leaf numbers of the final bibliography. Do not confuse with endnotes.
Degree: Select B.A. or B.S. from the built-in dropdown list.
Advisor: Omit “Dr.” in front of the name. Transcribe the name in direct order. Example: Steve Cohn, Professor of Sociology. If there are two advisors, enter two names, separate them by “;” (semicolon).
CommitteeMembers: Transcribe the Advisory Committee information started from the member after the advisor (s). Omit “Dr.” in front of the name.
Call number: Refer to procedure “Assigning Cutter Numbers for UMaine Theses”
7. Save the record. The Database will automatically supply an ID for the record.
* Ask catalogers for username and password.