Advisory statements are used in catalog records and other public documents (such as Folgerpedia articles) when we cannot guarantee the content is complete, accurate, or current.
When catalog records in Hamnet carry an advisory statement, it's usually for books that that have been bought but not yet been subjected to the scrutiny of a professional cataloger. This may be true even though the records look full and detailed, thanks to the economy of shared cataloging. The other occasion is when old catalog cards have been re-keyed by a vendor (as often happens with retrospective conversion). Folger catalogers call these notes HBCNs (Handy butt-cover notes).
HBCNs for vault material
Measurements from Folger catalog card. Not verified. This record contains unverified data from a re-keying contract and may contain incorrect or incomplete text. Please consult Curator for assistance. This record represents material that has not yet been cataloged. It may contain incorrect or incomplete information. Please consult Curator for assistance.
HBCNs for open stacks material
This record represents material that has not been fully cataloged. It may contain incorrect or incomplete information.
[|Needs discussion] Cataloging and Metadata staff policies and procedures are being migrated from Bard to Folgerpedia with minimal review or editing of the contents. Our confidence in the accuracy, completeness, and organization of these pages, or individual sections within the pages, is reflected by these HBCNs in pages with the categories Cataloging and Metadata and Staff policies and procedures.
- Current: no HBCN
- Content is essentially correct, but the page would be improved by editing and/or modest augmentation
- Incomplete and/or needing review before using:
Caution: The contents of this page (or section) may not be complete or current
- Misleading or wrong:
Warning: Contents of this page (or section) are known to be incorrect, misleading, or obsolete