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Special Collections Procedures: Maine Juvenile Collections

Purpose: to give an overview and procedures for the processing of juvenile books in Special Collections. The Maine Juvenile Collection includes books written for children and young adults by Maine authors and/or about Maine subjects while the Children's Collection addresses broader content.

Cataloging
No specific cataloging procedures. 

Classification
Use LC class PZ7 + [author cutter] $b [title cutter] + [date].  Pre-stamp is "Maine Juv." MARC field for call number is 050 or 090.  (Note: prior practice involved using alpha-only cutters for the title portion.)

For example:

Maine Juv.
PZ7
.F598
M77
2004

EXCEPTION:
The Jacob Abbott collection of early juvenile books uses bibliography numbers from C. J. Weber's A bibliography of Jacob Abbott (see Maine Juv. Ab27).  For these books, use MARC field 092 for the call number.

Example:

Maine Juv.
Ab271
II, a
v.25
1864

Multiple Copies
Copy 2, etc. may circulate (excluding Vickery).

Example of record in URSUS:  http://130.111.64.3/record=b4628160

Children's Collection

A second, rarely catalogued collection in Special Collections for children's books NOT about Maine or written by Maine authors, the call number appears on the spine of the book as follows:

Child
Coll.
PZ7
.G925
A384
1933

Example in URSUS: http://130.111.64.3/record=b4628103

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Revised: 12/27/2011
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