Cataloging and Processing the D.H. Lawrence
Purpose: To outline procedures for the
cataloging and processing of D.H. Lawrence materials received as part of the
Frances Hartgen gift collection.
- Search URSUS for a matching catalog record. If found, go to
- Search OCLC for a matching catalog record using general
Copy Cataloging procedures. Note
that the presence of many editions, imprints, etc. may require more
refined searches. Once record is found, update holdings as usual.
Go to step 4.
- If a matching record is not found on URSUS or OCLC, deliver item to
the designated shelf in Original Cataloging.
- Add 590 __ ORO: note fields describing the particular attributes of
the item in hand. These can include information on dust jackets,
bookplates from previous owners, information on print runs, copy
numbers, etc. Do not include any
pricing information. See below for
- Use an LC call number with the prestamp: Lawrence
- Add virtual gift plate: 561 __ ORO: Gift of Frances C. Hartgen.
- Location = Annex (ostr); status = Library Use Only (o).
The export command line would be:
(x = your cataloger code; y = barcode).
- Keep all book covers and dust jackets. Loose materials will have
been sorted out by Acquisitions staff. If additional ephemera is
encountered, set the book and the additional material aside for review
by Original Cataloging and/or Head of Collections.
- Affix call number label and barcode to acid-free bookmark.
Tuck the Frances Hartgen book plate into the bookmark's flap. Leave
bookmark in book with call number showing. Do not affix any labels to
the book or dust jackets.
- Mark off processed items from the master list: "Items by D.H.L."
- In addition to regular stats, keep separate numbers of how many
records were found in URSUS and OCLC.
- Box items (vertically) for pick up and delivery to annex.
Copy-Specific Note Field Examples
590 __ ORO: Number 28 of 200 copies printed.
590 __ ORO: Book plate of Dorothy Makepeace.
590 __ ORO: Dust jacket.
590 __ ORO: Paper covers. Front cover photograph (taken by Irene Brinton)
shows Lawrence at Kew Gardens on 26 April 1912. Front cover printed in red.
Gold back cover printed in white.
590 __ ORO: "Designed by and printed...during the summer and fall of
1992...The edition is one hundred thirty copies, of which one hundred are
offered for sale. Thirty-five copies have been bound in vellum...of these,
copies numbered 1 to 30 are for sale...all other copies are reserved for the
artist and the press."--Colophon.
The following libraries have significant D.H. Lawrence collections.
Search their catalogs to find examples of local practice for note fields,
of Texas at Austin Library
The following online dictionary is useful for choosing and defining specialized terms for the physical description of books:
Etherington and Roberts Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology
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| Revised: 12/27/2011