Theses and Research Projects
State University of West Georgia
Cataloging Department support staff completes the descriptive cataloging
of a research project or thesis on a workform. A cataloger adds subject
headings. A student worker enters the workform into OCLC and places in a
"save" file. The head cataloger will validate and edit, if necessary,
before adding to the OCLC database.
Theses and research projects, except Art Department projects, are classed
together in LD by year and then by author. A hybrid Library of Congress classification number was
established many years ago and will continue to be used in order to keep
the materials together. The creative research projects from the Art
Department are classed in: NX405.C3 W4 year $b .author cutter.
General tagging guidelines:
Field 090 (Call number) - LD5901.W62k year $b .Cutter for author
NX405.C3 W4 year $b .Cutter for author
Field 260 (Publication) - Unpublished works only have subfield "c".
AACR2: 1.4C8, 1.4D7, 1.4F9
Field 300 (Physical description) - Use "leaves" (printed on one side)
Ex. iv, 125 leaves
Field 500 (Note) - Typescript or Typescript (Photocopy)
Field 500 - If the item is a research project, enter the note that appears
on the title page.
Field 502 (Thesis) - use standard format
Ex. Thesis (M.A.)--State University of West Georgia, 2002.
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Master of Science (M.S.)
Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)
Field 710 2 - State University of West Georgia. $b Art Dept. $t Research
project. (for creative art projects - Master of Education in Art