Editing Pre-AACR2 Records

  • Add a statement of responsibility in the 245 if it is missing from the record but is present on the piece.
  • Move editors, compilers, etc., from main entry to added entry:
    • Change the MARC field from 1xx to 7xx.
    • Change the 245 first indicator to 0.
    • Change the cutter in the call number as needed to reflect the new main entry.

    • If there are previous editions and/or volumes, also change the cutters on those as needed. Exception: if there are numerous previously cataloged editions/volumes, use your judgment to decide if it is worth it to re-letter them.

  • Change form subdivisions in subject headings from $x to $v.
    • Example: Medicine$xHandbooks, manuals, etc. should be Medicine$vHandbooks, manuals, etc.

  • Remove $e subfields from 7xx fields for Moody/Jones general book cataloging.
  • Make other changes as desired to pre-AACR2 records (such as changing ISBD punctuation), but not at the expense of cataloging production.