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Aleph@UF: Searching Digital Printings in OCLC

Cataloging procedures and policies

Searching and Cataloging Digital Printings in OCLC

Digitally published books that were originally published at an earlier date and are published by a publisher different from the original require separate records. For example, the book, The County of Warren North Carolina was originally published by the University of North Carolina Press in 1959.

 

The University of North Carolina Press still owns the rights to the work, but it was digitally printed in 2013 with an ISBN and other differences from the original book. Typically, these digitally published books will say something such as "This book was digitally published" on the title page verso (the back of the title page).

If you suspect that the book you have in hand is a digitally printed copy, always check the bottom left corner of the back cover. If you see a code similar to the one shown below in Fig.3, then this is almost certainly a digitally printed edition of the earlier work.

Tracking Labels:

 

Tracking label information includes the city, state and date of manufacture of your particular copy and is required by the CPSC for the purposes of product recall.

 

It is easy to ascertain the city, state and date of manufacture of your copy if your copy contains the following information on the last page of your book:

If your book contains a code beginning with LV, BV, ED, or FF, it was printed in the following city and state:

  • LV: Lavergne, TN
  • BV: Breinigsville, PA
  • ED: Edison, NJ
  • FF: Fairfield, OH

The date can be determined by locating the last 6 digits of that code and are in this format dd/mm/yy. Thus, using the code given in the example above, LVOW10s0404201213 means this book was printed in Lavergne, TN on December 20, 2013.

If no record is found in OCLC with this information, then this title would require the creation of an original record for submission; in other words, it would be 0-OCLC. Note that the record for the original copyright date of 1959 by the University of North Carolina Press would NOT be the correct record in this case.

If no record is found in OCLC with this information, then this title would require the creation of an original record for submission; in other words, it would be 0-OCLC. Note that the record for the original copyright date of 1959 by the University of North Carolina Press would NOT be the correct record in this case.

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