Voyager Item Record:  Pieces Count


General procedures

  1. When multiple separate pieces are housed within 1 physical volume, change the piece count in the item record to equal the number of separate pieces.

  2. Do not count a container for nonprint media.  Do count:

  3. In the item record notes field, add:

    PIECES: <list of pieces and counts of each>

    Please spell out "PIECES:" in upper-case letters.

Examples

No . Example Pieces count Item record note
1) 1 DVD case containing 1 DVD and 1 insert 2 PIECES: 1 DVD + 1 insert
2) 1 CD box containing 3 CDs, each in its own jewel-box container, and 1 insert 5 PIECES: 3 CDs + 1 insert + 1 outer box
3) 1 score consisting of a bound-in score and 1 part in a pocket 2 PIECES: 1 score + 1 part
4) 1 score consisting of a bound-in score and 5 parts in a pocket 6 PIECES: 1 score + 5 parts
5) 1 book containing 4 microfiche in a pocket 5 PIECES: 1 book + 4 fiche
6) 1 book for Jazz (which keeps accompanying material with the main piece) containing 1 audio CD in a pocket 2 PIECES: 1 book + 1 CD
7) 1 “kit”, consisting of an outer case, 4 DVDs, 1 CD-ROM, and 1 print user’s guide 6 PIECES: 4 DVDs + 1 CD-ROM + 1 guide


Pieces count not used:

  1. 1 videotape container with 1 tape, no insert
  2. 1 book issued with 1 CD-ROM that is being moved to a separate container

Labelling:  Because of the use of the “Pieces” count, new call number labels will not contain information about the number of pieces or inserts.


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16 August 2007; rev. 16 April 2008

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