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Cataloging and Metadata Services
126 Paterno Library
University Park, PA 16802-1808

Staff Directory

Phone: (814) 865-1755
Fax: (814) 863-7293
ul-cataloging@lists.psu.edu

Item Type Order Preference

When two or more item types apply to the same item, use the first one that matches from the following list:

  1. Ref-Item
  2. Thesis (D, M, or B)
  3. Online (use for online resources)
  4. Audio, *Microform, Multimedia (i.e., kits), Video
  5. E-Media (use for CD-ROMs, DVD-ROMs, and other digital formats)
  6. Manuscript, Archives
  7. Map, Newspaper, Score
  8. Periodical
  9. Instructional materials, **Juvenile book
  10. Book

 

*Prefer the Microform item type only if Microform copy is being added to a record for the print version. If the Microform copy is the only copy, use the list below to determine item type.

**Juvenile book will never be applied to Special Collections materials.

 

  1. Ref-Item
  2. Thesis (D, M, or B)
  3. Online (use for online resources)
  4. Audio, Multimedia (i.e., kits), Video
  5. E-Media (use for CD-ROMs, DVD-ROMs, and other digital formats)
  6. Manuscript, Archives
  7. Map, Newspaper, Score
  8. Periodical
  9. Microform
  10. Instructional materials, **Juvenile book
  11. Book
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