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NCSU Libraries collects books from the Campus Speaker Series and houses them in the Special Collections Resource Center. Whenever possible, the books are signed by the author. These books arrive in Technical Services from any number of sources, including Acquistions and directly through a staff member who attended the lecture.

Cataloging Policy and Procedure

Bibliographic Data
  • Signed copy:
    • Add 590 local note:
      • 590 // Special Collections copy inscribed by author.
  • Book jacket/Dust cover (retained):
    • Add 590 local note:
      • 590 // Special Collections copy: Includes dust jacket.

        Use two separate 590 notes if a book is both signed and has a book jacket/dust cover.

  • If the speaker is an NCSU Author:
Call Number/Item Record Data
  • Call Number/Item Record - All other collections
    • Call Library: SPECCOLL
    • Type: BOOKNOCIRC
    • Item Library: SPECCOLL
    • Home Location: STACKS
  • Call Number/Item Record - Faculty Publications Collection
    • Call Library: SPECCOLL
    • Type: BOOKNOCIRC
    • Item Library: SPECCOLL
    • Home Location: FACULTYPUB
  • Faculty Publication Collection Titles
    • There are usually two SCRC copies: (1) Special Collections Reading Room (Location: FACPUBS-RR), and (2) Off-site Shelving (Location: FACULTYPUB)