Cataloging SU dissertations
Dissertations may come in different formats, print and electronic.
PRINT: A Dissertation granted by SU will get a core cataloging record input on OCLC, with the addition of the following fields:
500 with the name of dissertation advisor. 710 for the name of the grad school. 502 with degree information. record type is t for unpublished material. It is given a call number and goes to the stacks.
ELECTRONIC: go to Current research at SU website and pull up their list of titles. Create a list for the desired year e.g. to find all PhDs in 2002: The search is DG () and yr () i.e. DG (phd) and yr (2006)
Use dissertation template.
Fill in the blanks with information from website
020 ISBN, add when available, if not delete line 100 Author, include birth year if given Mandatory copy from website. 245 Title, Mandatory, copy from website. 260 in a subfield c date of dissertation 300 number of pages 500 Advisor, add if available, if not delete line 502 add date after comma. 500 Publication number, add publication number when available, if not available, delete the line 520 Summary. Add this field locally. Not on OCLC. Copy the abstract from the website. Delete extra spaces. 6XX Subject heading, add from website. 710 Standard SU Grad school. 710 Add name of degree granting dept. of known. 856 leave as is. 008 Add the date
After importing we make local edits: Add the 520 by pasting it from the Current Research site.
The MFHD should read
Copy and paste the 856 from the Bibliographic record
Check work on OPAC. Look at short and detailed views. Make any corrections including correcting spacing.