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Theses and Research Projects

State University of West Georgia

Cataloging

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Field 260 (Publication) - Unpublished works only have subfield "c".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) (first note)

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 Education)

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