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LOCAL CATALOGING POLICIES
Descriptive cataloging policy
The general policy for UH catalogers is to follow AACR2r and LCRIs in creating new records or recataloging existing records. Copy catalogers in general accept full member copy as found, and may therefore contribute records to our catalog which are not cataloged strictly in accordance with the cataloging code or LCRIs.
Bib records in our catalog vary widely in completeness (full level, core or minimal) and in "style." Many thousands of records in Voyager were created under pre-AACR cataloging rules or various non-standard practices by retrocon vendors or others. Catalogers are responsible for consistency in authorized headings in the records which they work on, regardless of the vintage or level of the descriptive elements in a bib record.