If the multi-volume set arrives as one unit (for example Homeland seasons 1-3) then assign all items (where an item is one DVD case that may contain 1-2 discs) the same accession number (DVD 2015- 0999, for example), and then each item gets an additional enumeration (discs 1-2, discs 3-4, etc.). For something like the Great Speeches, if we picked up all 27 volumes at the same time then they'd be treated similarly but since they are clearly identified by the producer as a volumed set then our enumeration would mimic that so we'd have DVD 2015-0999, v.1; DVD 2015- 0999, v.2; etc. If, however, we had picked up individual volumes over time, then they'd most like each have their own accession number reflective of where they arrived in our workflow. The latter happens due to lack of staff time to manage a potentially significant shift to accommodate the integration of just a few DVDs into our closed stacks collection. Best, -lisa H. Music & Media Librarian Tulane University ________________________________ From: videolib-boun...@lists.berkeley.edu <videolib-boun...@lists.berkeley.edu> on behalf of Hansen, Lindsay J <lindsay.han...@csun.edu> Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 3:43 PM To: email@example.com Subject: [Videolib] accession numbers for multi-volume sets Dear colleagues, I am wondering how your respective libraries handle multi-volume sets that are given accession numbers rather than call numbers. Does each individual DVD or VHS (!) have a unique accession number, or do you use the same number but have an add-on such as volume 1, disk 1, etc? For example, if you have the Great Speeches collection, do you catalog them with different accession numbers or do you use 1235 vol 1, 1235 vol 2? I am only interested in how the numbering would work for a closed collection, not for anything that is browsable or in the stacks. Thank you for your feedback. Lindsay Hansen Lindsay J. Hansen Music & Media Librarian - California State University, Northridge 18111 Nordhoff St. Northridge, CA 91330-8326 Phone: (818) 677-7147 Fax: (818) 677-7167 lindsay.han...@csun.edu<mailto:june.pen...@csun.edu> [cid:51B003A7-C912-4D00-9CDC-329313125DC8]
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