Collections of records in the catalog

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Screenshot of the central portion of the landing page for the Folger catalog

The catalog's main search box searches within all the categories and subcategories listed in the "Narrow by collection" section below it, and only within that set of records. In other words, before a record can be found in the catalog, it must be assigned to a "collection" of catalog records. In most cases, the assignment is done by machine, based on standard coding within the record's MARC data. "Subscription databases" is the exception. There is no machine-readable MARC code for them, so catalogers need to add the abbreviation "DB" to a non-displaying field by hand.

Collection tree

The list of categories and subcategories within a TIND ILS catalog is known as the "Collection tree." Each branch on the tree uses a customizable search query that automatically pulls records into that collection. In most cases, the query is a Python Regular Expression that searches coded data in the MARC record. For a more user-friendly explanation of the contents of each collection than what's given here, follow the link for each collection's name. Note that the "AND 980:BIB" at the end of each shouldn't be necessary, but was added as a work-around to a miscoding issue at TIND.

Remember: Byte counts start at 0, not at 1, so even though the number in curly brackets looks like the byte reference from MARC 21, it's still just "number of times the previous character appears in the string."

  • Books & Serials consists of all records in the following subcategories:
    • Incunabula
      Query: 000:/^.{6}[ace]./ AND (008:/^.{7}1500./ OR 008:/^.{7}14./) AND 980:BIB
      Explanation: All bibliographic records where byte 06 of the MARC Leader is a, c, or e (Type of Record = Language material, Notated music, or Cartographic material) AND where either of these is true: bytes 07-10 of the MARC 008 are "1500" or bytes 07 and 08 are "14" (that is, the year of creation of the original resource is either the year 1500, or any year from the 1400s). Manuscripts incorrectly coded as printed text will appear here if they date from the 1400s.
    • STC imprints
      Query: 000:/^.{6}[ace]./ AND (008:/^.{7}1[45]./ OR 008:/^.{7}16[0123]./ OR 008:/^.{7}1640./) AND (008:/^.{35}eng./ OR 008:/^.{17}k./ OR 008:/^.{15}ie./) AND 980:BIB
      Explanation: (to come)
    • Wing imprints
      Query: 000:/^.{6}[ace]./ AND (008:/^.{7}164[1-9]./ OR 008:/^.{7}16[5-9]./ OR 008:/^.{7}1700./) AND (008:/^.{35}eng./ OR 008:/^.{17}[ku]./ OR 008:/^.{15}ie./) AND 980:BIB
      Explanation: (to come)
    • Pre-1831 imprints
      Query: 000:/^.{6}[ace]./ AND (008:/^.{7}1[4-7]./ OR 008:/^.{7}18[0-2]./ OR 008:/^.{7}1830./ AND 980:BIB)
      Explanation: (to come)
    • Post-1830 imprints
      Query: 000:/^.{6}[ace]./ AND (008:/^.{7}183[u1-9]./ OR 008:/^.{7}18[4-9]./ OR 008:/^.{7}19./ OR 008:/^.{7}2./) AND 980:BIB
      Explanation: (to come)
    • Serials
      Query: 000:/^.{6}a./ AND 000:/^.{7}[bs]./ AND 980:BIB
      Explanation: (to come)
    • All imprints
      Query: 000:/^.{6}[ace]./ AND 980:BIB
      Explanation: (to come)
  • Art & Objects consists of all records in the following subcategories:
    • Prints
      Query: 000:/^.{6}k./ AND 007:/^.{1}[fjkps]./ AND 980:BIB
      Explanation: (to come)
    • Photos
      Query: 000:/^.{6}k./ AND 007:/^.{1}[ghv]./ AND 980:BIB
      Explanation: (to come)
    • Drawings
      Query: 000:/^.{6}k./ AND 007:/^.{1}[dl]./ AND 980:BIB
      Explanation: (to come)
    • Paintings
      Query: 000:/^.{6}k./ AND (007:/^.e./ OR 007:/^.d.c./) AND 980:BIB
      Explanation: All bibliographic records where LDR06 is k (Type of Record = Graphic material) AND where either of these things is true: byte 01 of 007/01 is e (that is, Specific material designation = Painting) OR 007/01 is d (Specific material designation = Drawing) followed by any other character then by c (Color = Multicolored) so that watercolors (which are technically "drawings" but often thought of as "paintings") also appear under Paintings.
    • All pictures
      Query: 000:/^.{6}k./ AND 980:BIB
      Explanation: (to come)e
    • Objects
      Query: 000:/^.{6}r./ AND 980:BIB
      Explanation: (to come)
  • Manuscripts consists of all records in the following subcategories:
    • Pre-1701 manuscripts
      Query: 000:/^.{6}[dft]./ AND (008:/^.{7}1700./ OR 008:/^.{7}1[0-6]./) AND 980:BIB
      Explanation: (to come)
    • Post-1700 manuscripts
      Query: 000:/^.{6}[dft]./ AND (008:/^.{7}170[1-9]./ OR 008:/^.{7}17[u1-9]./ OR 008:/^.{7}1[8-9]./ OR 008:/^.{7}2./) AND 980:BIB
      Explanation: (to come)
    • All manuscripts
      Query: 000:/^.{6}[dft]./ AND 980:BIB
      Explanation: (to come)
  • Other formats consists of all records in the following subcategories:
  • Subscription databases
    Query: 980:"DB"
    Explanation: (to come)

Authorities

  • Authorities (all of the record collections listed below)
    • aat (Folger Authority Records from the Art & Architecture Thesaurus)
      Query: 980:Authority AND 008:/^.{11}[r]./
    • gmgpc (Folger Authority Records for genres/forms from the Thesaurus for Graphic Materials)
      Query: 980:AUTHORITY AND 035:tgm* AND 155:%
    • gsafd (Folger Authority Records for genres and forms from Guidelines on subject access to individual works of fiction, drama, etc.)
      Query: 980:AUTHORITY AND 035:GSAFD*
    • lcgft (Folger Authority Records from Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms)
      Query: 980:AUTHORITY AND 035:gf*
    • LCNAF (Folger Authority Records from Library of Congress Name Authority File)
      Query: 980:AUTHORITY AND 035:/^n./
    • LCSH (Folger Authority Records from Library of Congress Subject Headings)
      Query: 980:AUTHORITY AND 035:/^s./
    • lctgm (Folger Authority Records for subjects from the Thesaurus for Graphic Materials)
      Query: 980:AUTHORITY AND 035:tgm* AND 150:%
    • rbbin (Folger Authority Records from RBMS Binding Terms)
      Query: 980:AUTHORITY AND 035:rbbin*
    • rbgenr (Folger Authority Records from RBMS Genre Terms)
      Query: 980:AUTHORITY AND 035:rbgenr*
    • rbpap (Folger Authority Records from RBMS Paper Terms)
      Query: 980:AUTHORITY AND 035:rbpap*
    • rbpri (Folger Authority Records from RBMS Printing & Publishing Evidence)
      Query: 980:AUTHORITY AND 035:rbpri*
    • rbprov (Folger Authority Records from RBMS Provenance Evidence)
      Query: 980:AUTHORITY AND 035:rbprov*
    • rbpub (Folger Authority Records from RBMS Printing & Publishing Evidence)
      Query: 980:AUTHORITY AND 035:rbpub*
    • rbtyp (Folger Authority Records from RBMS Type Evidence
      Query: 980:AUTHORITY AND 035:rbtyp*
    • All authority records (All Folger Authority records)
      Query: 980:AUTHORITY