Until they are fully edited we cannot fully guarantee the accuracy of all the records we are transferring over to Catalyst as part of the 'Hidden 25%' project. Entries that we are transferring will accordingly be flagged with the following health warning:
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS IS AN UNEDITED RECORD AND MAY CONTAIN INACCURACIES.
PLEASE ASK AT THE ENQUIRY DESK IF YOU HAVE ANY QUERIES.
These are some of the things to bear in mind when coming across an entry that bears this message:
- The entries we imported are based on our holdings as listed in our printed catalogue. Over the years some books listed in the printed catalogue have been lost. Wherever possible these have been replaced, sometimes with a different edition or imprint, in which case the imported entry will be misleading and describe an item we no longer hold.
- Filing rules for edited works have changed over time. These are likely to be listed under title in the imported entries yet filed under the editor’s name on our shelves.
- We will be creating item records in bulk for these imported entries but we can only create one item per title. This means that multi-volume works will only have one item so it won’t be possible for members to request a specific volume via Catalyst. However, members will be able to place a request on the single item and we will contact them to confirm which volume(s) they require.
- We won’t be able to insert notes to show which titles are bound together with other titles and shelved under a different name if the first work in the volume is by a different author.