Skip to Content
ublogo print

University at Buffalo Libraries

Charles B. Sears Law Library SUNY Buffalo Law School

Internet Resources

Internet resources are cataloged directly from the Internet. An Internet resource should always be cataloged on its own bibliographic record, separate from the bibliographic record for the corresponding print version. Current cataloging standards for provider neutral records should be followed.

In the past, one bibliographic record reflected the print and the Internet resource for the same title. This practice is no longer followed. When such records are encountered, if time permits, they should be separated into two bibliographic records.

Internet resources to be cataloged may be routed through various sources (e.g. regular Acquisitions processing; Reference requests, etc.). Records may be added to Aleph either as an export from OCLC or as brief record by Technical Services staff. There is no backlog for Internet resources. Notice of requested resources is given directly to Cataloging staff and handled as time permits, if it is not a rush.

Contents: General Rules, Internet Resource Only, Printout of Internet Resource, Collection Codes, Method of Access


General Rules for Internet Resources

  1. In bibliographic record:
    1. Delete any 530 field.
    2. No period at the end of the 856 field.
      If you are editing a record that already contains an 856 field, make sure you remove subfield 2 "|2 http" or any subfield z "|z Adobe Acrobat reader required"
  2. Do not create Item record for Internet Resources
  3. Create Holdings record for Internet Resources for the appropriate Collection Code for BUFON sublibrary
  4. Follow additional instructions for Internet Resource Alone or Printout of Internet Resource.

For Internet Resource Alone

  • Code 856 with 2nd indicator 0: 856:40 (links to the resource being cataloged)
  • Count on stat slip as 1T (1 title) only; neither volumes nor call numbers are noted.
  • Create holding record for Internet resource. We do not create items nor use call numbers for Internet resources alone.
  • Holdings example:
    Click to view larger
    img of holdings screen

For Printout of Internet Resource

  • The addition of Printouts for Internet Resources to the Law Library collections may be requested per collection development guidelines.
  • The staff member making the request will provide the printout on archival quality paper to Cataloging. Cataloging will velobind printout during end processing.
  • Catalog Internet Resource as usual -- Do not catalog for printout at all in bibliographic record
  • Create item & holding record for printout and assign call number
  • Add note to printout holdings: 852 |x printout
  • Count on stat slip as 1T, 1V (or as appropriate), with call number assigned to printout noted.
  • Holdings example:
    Click to view larger
    img of holdings screen


Collection Codes for BUFON sublibrary

The sublibrary (holdings field 852 |b) for all Internet and Electronic resources is BUFON

Different Collection Codes (holdings field 852 |c) are used to specify the type of Electronic Resource.

AUDIO Streaming audio

Use AUDIO for purchased and freely-accessible streaming video. If also received in physical format, catalog on separate records.

852 1st indicator: blank
852 subfield b: BUFON
852 subfield c: AUDIO
852 subfield h: blank

EBK Electronic books

Use for purchased and freely accessible e-books. Also use for online versions of government document monographs

852 1st indicator: 8
852 subfield b: BUFON
852 subfield c: EBK
852 subfield h: in [name of product, series title, etc.]
If there is no product name or series title, leave the 852 1st indicator and the 852 subfield h blank
   
If the book is a government document with a documents classification *
852 1st indicator: [3 for US and CAN; 8 for NYS]
852 subfield k: US, NY, or CAN
851 subfields h and i: document classification
* not used by Law except for records shared with other units

EJNL Electronic journal

Use for purchased and freely accessible e-journals. Also use for online versions of government document periodicals and serials

FOR LAW: typically created by EPMD

852 1st indicator: 8
852 subfield b: BUFON
852 subfield c: EJNL
852 subfield h: Electronic journal [name of product, journal package, etc.]
Use only Electronic journal if there is no product name or journal package
   
If the periodical or serial is a government document with a documents classification*
852 1st indicator: [3 for US and CAN; 8 for NYS]
852 subfield k: US, NY, or CAN
851 subfields h and i: document classification
* not used by Law except for records shared with other units

ONL BISON databases

Use ONL for databases in the Databases by Title list. Individual publications, such as Wall Street journal or Buffalo news are not databases.

852 1st indicator: blank
852 subfield b: BUFON
852 subfield c: ONL
852 subfield h: blank

INT Internet resources

Use INT for websites and other Internet resources other than electronic books, electronic journals, and databases listed in Databases by Title. Also use for government resources other than electronic monographs and serials.

852 1st indicator: blank
852 subfield b: BUFON
852 subfield c: INT
852 subfield h: blank

VIDEO Streaming video

Use VIDEO for purchased and freely-accessible streaming video. If also received in physical format such as DVD video, catalog on separate records.

852 1st indicator: blank
852 subfield b: BUFON
852 subfield c: VIDEO
852 subfield h: blank

Method of Access in Holdings

In order to obtain accurate statistics, the Method of Access code in the 008 in the holdings record must be properly coded.

The following codes are acceptable.

d Depository (use for all government documents or government websites)
f Freely accessible
n Non-library purchase
p Purchase
Note: g (Gift) is a valid code only when access to an priced electronic is provided as a gift by a donor.

Example of Holdings -- Method of Access

Click to view larger
img of Holdings 008

 

Content last updated: nb 1/15