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==Cataloging==
 
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* Pre-1701 English editions were [[Glossary of Folger terminology|recataloged]] as part of the 1996–2003 Mellon and NEH grant projects  
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Shakespeare editions from 1830 and earlier are cataloged according to the same specialized instructions as other hand-press era books in the Folger collection. Post-1830 editions are cataloged according to the same basic standard as other machine-press era books, but with enhancements that records for non-Shakespeare modern materials do not routinely receive.
* Cards for post-1800 items with Sh.Col. call numbers were originally part of the modern materials retrospective conversion contracted with Retro Link Associates (now [http://www.bslw.com/ Backstage Library Works]), but English editions were removed from [[Glossary of Folger terminology|recon]] because of quality concerns.
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* Post-1700 English editions, with the exception of school series, were recataloged as part of the [[Cataloging and Preserving the Shakespeare Collection (NEH)|Cataloging and Preserving the Shakespeare Collection]], an NEH grant project begun in 2011.
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Not all of the Shakespeare collection is in Hamnet yet:
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* Pre-1701 English editions were [[Glossary of Folger terminology|recataloged]] for Hamnet as part of the 1996–2003 Mellon and NEH grant projects  
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* Cards for post-1800 items with Sh.Col. call numbers were originally part of the modern materials retrospective conversion contracted with Retro Link Associates (now [http://www.bslw.com/ Backstage Library Works]), but English editions were removed from [[Glossary of Folger terminology|recon]] because of quality concerns, so were not added to Hamnet at that time.
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* Post-1700 English editions, with the exception of school series, were recataloged for Hamnet as part of the [[Cataloging and Preserving the Shakespeare Collection (NEH)|Cataloging and Preserving the Shakespeare Collection]], an NEH grant project begun in 2011.
 
* Translations of Shakespeare editions were included in the recon project and are therefore represented in some form in Hamnet; as of August 2014 they are in the process of being recataloged.  
 
* Translations of Shakespeare editions were included in the recon project and are therefore represented in some form in Hamnet; as of August 2014 they are in the process of being recataloged.  
 
* School series are represented on cards only (as of August 2014)
 
* School series are represented on cards only (as of August 2014)
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Revision as of 14:51, 23 September 2015

This article is about editions of Shakespeare in the Folger collections. For related articles, see Shakespeare collection (disambiguation).

The Shakespeare collection includes editions of Shakespeare's plays and poems from his lifetime to the present day, with 183 Quarto editions (as recorded in ESTC, for further information please see Shakespeare Quartos at the Folger), 82 First Folios (for for information please see First Folios at the Folger), 58 Second Folios, 23 Third Folios, and 38 Fourth Folios as the foundation.

Arrangement

  • Pre-1641 English editions have STC call numbers
  • English editions published between 1641 and 1700 acquired before the establishment of the accession shelves have Wing call numbers.
  • Most translations and post-1700 editions have Sh.Col. call numbers (pronounced shuh-CALL, and short for "Shakespeare Collection"). Generally speaking, closed-stacks Shakespeare editions acquired before 2012 have the suffix "Sh.Col." after a Library of Congress-style call number. Closed-stacks Shakespeare editions acquired after 2012 have "Sh.Col." as a prefix to an accession-number-based call number.
  • Some illustrated and extra-illustrated editions have ART Vol. call numbers
  • Shakespeare editions in the open stacks have ordinary Library of Congress classification call numbers

Cataloging

Shakespeare editions from 1830 and earlier are cataloged according to the same specialized instructions as other hand-press era books in the Folger collection. Post-1830 editions are cataloged according to the same basic standard as other machine-press era books, but with enhancements that records for non-Shakespeare modern materials do not routinely receive.

Not all of the Shakespeare collection is in Hamnet yet:

  • Pre-1701 English editions were recataloged for Hamnet as part of the 1996–2003 Mellon and NEH grant projects
  • Cards for post-1800 items with Sh.Col. call numbers were originally part of the modern materials retrospective conversion contracted with Retro Link Associates (now Backstage Library Works), but English editions were removed from recon because of quality concerns, so were not added to Hamnet at that time.
  • Post-1700 English editions, with the exception of school series, were recataloged for Hamnet as part of the Cataloging and Preserving the Shakespeare Collection, an NEH grant project begun in 2011.
  • Translations of Shakespeare editions were included in the recon project and are therefore represented in some form in Hamnet; as of August 2014 they are in the process of being recataloged.
  • School series are represented on cards only (as of August 2014)