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Aleph@UF: Abraham Collection

Cataloging procedures and policies

Updated November 2018 by Dave Van Kleeck

Abraham Collection

The Donald Abraham Collection comprises approximately 6,000-7,000 volumes, of which an estimated 10% are rare book material. The collection coverage is between 1830-1990, consisting of various types such as Government document, monograph, some serials and a few maps, and predominantly Portuguese language (80%) including English 10%, French 5% and German 5%. The subject area is predominantly Africana (70%), including Latin America (20%), Science (10%) and Art (>1%). There is an approximate 20% overlap with the library holdings.



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Cataloging guidelines

Follow established cataloging procedures.

Material as part of the general collections
The name of the special purchase to the Africana Collection, including all receiving locations except the Rare Book Collection, should go into the 590-notes field using the exact wording from the Africana Collection Bibliographer.

  • 590 _ _ Acquired from the Donald Abraham Collection.

If there are multiple copies in Aleph, input the named collection as "A copy of this title acquired from the Donald Abraham Collection."


  • 590 _ _ A copy of this title acquired from the Donald Abraham Collection. ǂ5 KEEPUF ǂ5 FU

Note: Bibliographic maintenance of the 590 note will not be done whatever the ultimate fate of the donated copy might be (i.e., missing, withdrawn).

Material as part of the Rare Book Collection
The name of the collection of special purchase to the Rare Book Collection should more appropriately go in a 500 |5 / 7xx |5 fields. Adding the name of the previous owner to the bibliographic record is invaluable for the history of the collection. Only items destined for the Rare Book Collection will get copy specific location information.

  • 590 _ _ Rare Book Collection copy from the Donald Abraham Collection. ǂ5 KEEPUF ǂ5 FU
  • 700 1 _ Abraham, Donald, |e former owner. ǂ5 KEEPUF ǂ5 FU
  • 710 2 _ Donald Abraham Collection. ǂ5 KEEPUF ǂ5 FU


Follow appropriate end-processing procedures.


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