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Nonce collections are volumes made up of separately published pamphlets that have been gathered up for reissue by a bookseller/publisher, usually with a collective title page. Different nonce volumes usually contain the same works, but which may vary in issue or edition between copies. Do not confuse with [[Sammelbands|sammelbands]], which are composite volumes created after publication by a former owner.   
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Nonce collections are volumes made up of separately published pamphlets that have been gathered up for reissue by a publisher, usually with a collective title page. Different copies of nonce collections usually contain the same works, but may vary in issue or edition between copies. ("Nonce collection" and "nonce volume" are synonymous.) Do not confuse with [[Sammelbands|sammelbands]], which are composite volumes created after publication by a former owner.   
  
 
==Cataloging nonce collections==
 
==Cataloging nonce collections==
  
By definition, each individual component of a nonce collection was published separately. This can complicate the statement of extent and signature statement, making it very difficult to clearly describe the component parts in one record. For example, here is an [http://estc.bl.uk/R32369 English short title catalogue record] for a nonce collection.  
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By definition, each individual component of a nonce collection was published separately. This can complicate the statement of extent and signature statement, making it very difficult to clearly describe the component parts in one record. For example, here is an [http://estc.bl.uk/R32369 ESTC record] for the nonce collection ''Twenty sermons preached upon several occasions'' by Edward Reynolds.  
  
The following approach is proposed as the less problematic between the alternatives of (1) using only one record for the whole volume, which is a truer representation of how the volume was issued but resulting in a confused record; or (2) cataloging each component part separately, resulting in clearer descriptions but slightly obscuring how the volume was issued. In general, prefer separate records for each component part, and make a note that the title was also issued as part of a nonce collection.
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The following approach is used by Folger catalogers as less problematic between the alternatives of (1) using only one record for the whole volume--as in the ESTC example--which is a truer representation of how the volume was issued but results in a confused and confusing record; or (2) cataloging each component part separately, resulting in clearer descriptions but also possibly obscuring how the volume was issued. We have chosen option 2: make  separate records for each component part, and make a note that the pamphlet was also issued as part of a nonce collection.
  
 
*Make a catalog record for the volume, transcribing from the collective title page and giving the total number of parts in the statement of extent.   
 
*Make a catalog record for the volume, transcribing from the collective title page and giving the total number of parts in the statement of extent.   
 
*Catalog each title separately. Code each as a monograph (LDR 07='m'), even if the Folger does not have the separate issue.  
 
*Catalog each title separately. Code each as a monograph (LDR 07='m'), even if the Folger does not have the separate issue.  
*If the Folger copy has the same titles in the same order as other nonce collections but does not have the collective title page, assume our copy is a sammelband
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*Even if the Folger copy has the same works in the same order as other known nonce volumes, but does not have the collective title page, treat our copy as a sammelband  
  
 
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Nonce collections issued without a collective title page:
Nonce collections issued without a collective title page
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*It is difficult to tell with certainty that the volume in hand was issued that way by the publisher.
*It is often difficult to tell with certainty that the volume in hand was issued that way by the publisher.
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*If there is authoritative evidence that the Folger copy was issued that way by the publisher, treat as nonce. Create a record for the nonce volume with a devised title.  
*If there is strong evidence that the Folger copy was issued that way by the publisher, also create a record for the collection with a devised title.
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*In the absence of strong evidence, assume the volume is a sammelband. Do not make a record for the volume.
*In the absence of strong evidence, assume the volume is a sammelband. Do not make a record for the collection.
 
  
  
 
Content and coding
 
Content and coding
*Add reciprocal 773/774 fields in ''Hamnet'' only.
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*Add reciprocal 773/774 fields in ''Hamnet only''.
 
**If, because of Hamnet linking profiles, links are made to irrelevant bibliographic records, use 787 instead of 773 on the child records.  
 
**If, because of Hamnet linking profiles, links are made to irrelevant bibliographic records, use 787 instead of 773 on the child records.  
*Add <code>655 _7 Nonce collections. ‡2 rbgenr </code> to both parent and child records in ''Hamnet'' only 
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*Add <code>655 _7 Nonce collections. ‡2 rbgenr </code> to both parent and child records in ''Hamnet only''  
  
 
Example:  
 
Example:  
[http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=344896 Twenty sermons preached upon several occasions] by Edward Reynolds. (A Voyager bug prevents proper hyperlinks when a record is retrieved via permalink; perform a search for the record in Hamnet as a workaround.) There is, however, a collection of sermons by another author with the exact same title proper. Current Hamnet configuration causes links to both works show up on the child records. We used 787 instead of 773 to circumvent the problem.   
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*[http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=344896 Twenty sermons preached upon several occasions] by Edward Reynolds. (A Voyager bug prevents proper hyperlinks when a record is retrieved via permalink; perform a search for the record once in Hamnet as a workaround.)  
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*There is, however, a collection of sermons by another author with the exact same title proper. Current Hamnet configuration causes links to both works show up on the child records. We used 787 instead of 773 to circumvent the problem.   
  
 
[[Category:Cataloging]]
 
[[Category:Cataloging]]

Revision as of 17:54, 5 September 2018

Nonce collections are volumes made up of separately published pamphlets that have been gathered up for reissue by a publisher, usually with a collective title page. Different copies of nonce collections usually contain the same works, but may vary in issue or edition between copies. ("Nonce collection" and "nonce volume" are synonymous.) Do not confuse with sammelbands, which are composite volumes created after publication by a former owner.

Cataloging nonce collections

By definition, each individual component of a nonce collection was published separately. This can complicate the statement of extent and signature statement, making it very difficult to clearly describe the component parts in one record. For example, here is an ESTC record for the nonce collection Twenty sermons preached upon several occasions by Edward Reynolds.

The following approach is used by Folger catalogers as less problematic between the alternatives of (1) using only one record for the whole volume--as in the ESTC example--which is a truer representation of how the volume was issued but results in a confused and confusing record; or (2) cataloging each component part separately, resulting in clearer descriptions but also possibly obscuring how the volume was issued. We have chosen option 2: make separate records for each component part, and make a note that the pamphlet was also issued as part of a nonce collection.

  • Make a catalog record for the volume, transcribing from the collective title page and giving the total number of parts in the statement of extent.
  • Catalog each title separately. Code each as a monograph (LDR 07='m'), even if the Folger does not have the separate issue.
  • Even if the Folger copy has the same works in the same order as other known nonce volumes, but does not have the collective title page, treat our copy as a sammelband

Nonce collections issued without a collective title page:

  • It is difficult to tell with certainty that the volume in hand was issued that way by the publisher.
  • If there is authoritative evidence that the Folger copy was issued that way by the publisher, treat as nonce. Create a record for the nonce volume with a devised title.
  • In the absence of strong evidence, assume the volume is a sammelband. Do not make a record for the volume.


Content and coding

  • Add reciprocal 773/774 fields in Hamnet only.
    • If, because of Hamnet linking profiles, links are made to irrelevant bibliographic records, use 787 instead of 773 on the child records.
  • Add 655 _7 Nonce collections. ‡2 rbgenr to both parent and child records in Hamnet only

Example:

  • Twenty sermons preached upon several occasions by Edward Reynolds. (A Voyager bug prevents proper hyperlinks when a record is retrieved via permalink; perform a search for the record once in Hamnet as a workaround.)
  • There is, however, a collection of sermons by another author with the exact same title proper. Current Hamnet configuration causes links to both works show up on the child records. We used 787 instead of 773 to circumvent the problem.