Conference Proceedings

The Big Ugly Question: Monograph or Serial?

Of course, you always want to check the catalog for an existing record before bringing in a new one, when cataloging in any format. However, this is especially important when working with conference proceedings because you need to make a determination about whether to catalog them as a monograph or a serial. Looking through catalog records can give you your first clues. If we've already cataloged it, stick with the existing format and just add an item record for the issue in hand.

For more detailed information regarding record selection for new conference proceedings, see the corresponding section under Monograph or Serial?.

Specific Coding Considerations

WorldCat Examples of NCSU-Created Records for Conference Proceedings


Note on MARC Holdings & Supplements

We are no longer maintaining textual MARC holdings (867 fields) for supplements. If you see an 867 in a MARC holdings record, delete it. We only maintain textual holdings for the basic bibliographic unit (866) and indexes (868).