[Classweb-users] Poetry--Collections?

Paul G Weiss pwei at loc.gov
Tue May 17 16:49:23 EDT 2005

Since --Collections is not a general free-floating subdivision, no subdivision authority record has been created.  However, it is an established subdivision used under a small number of headings, one of which is Poetry.  There are individual authority records for each of these specific usages.  sh 85103707 is the authority record for Poetry--Collections.  You'll notice that --Collections is coded $v in this record, indicating that it's a form subdivision.

Paul Weiss
Cataloging Policy and Support Office
Library of Congress

>>> "Benedetti, Susannah" <benedettis at uncw.edu> 05/17/05 4:25 PM >>>
I'm confused by the subject heading "Poetry--Collections" because I do not find "Collections" as a form or topical subdivision in Classification Web (or Cataloger's Desktop). Forgive me if there is an obvious tenet that I am missing.

In addition, would this heading "Poetry-Collections" refer to a work *about* a collection of poetry?

Many thanks for any guidance, clarification, or aha! moments.

Susannah Benedetti
Coordinator of Cataloging Services
W. M. Randall Library
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 S. College Rd.   
Wilmington NC 28403-5616
910/962-4243 voice
910/962-3078 fax
benedettis at uncw.edu 

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