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Graphic Novel Cataloging

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VLA Handout: GN-handout_VLA.doc

 


 

 

What is a graphic novel?

For our definition, “graphic novel” will refer to any self-contained story-arc told in comic-book form, as well as those bound books that collect sequential graphic stories into one book. Biographies, for now, will be classed in the Dewey number of the subject. Collections of newspaper cartoons will not fall under this definition. Neither will books about the technique of drawing comics.

  Cartoons, newspaper strips, etc.

Cartoons, newspaper strips, etc., will remain in 741.5

  How-to books

How-to books on creating comic art will be cataloged in 741.51

 

Collection Codes

All graphic novels will be pulled from their current call number designation, 741.5, and placed into one of five new collection codes:

 G (for adult graphic nonfiction)
 GF (for adult graphic fiction)
 GYAF (for young adult fiction)
 GJ (for juvenile graphic nonfiction)
 GJF (for juvenile graphic fiction) 

Exception:

  • Librarians may choose to have certain graphic titles cataloged elsewhere, and there may be titles that are technically not be graphic novels (e.g. The Art of Bone) that maybe be cataloged in the graphic novel section. These exceptions will be worked out between cataloger and librarian.

 

Audience Levels

There will be separate collection shelf locations for each of the three levels: Adult, Young Adult and Juvenile graphic novels.

 

Spine Labels

  • The first line will indicate collection code/audience, i.e., G, GF, GYAF, GJ or GJF
  • Arial Bold or, when necessary to fit the call number on the label, Arial Narrow Bold will be used for font size
  • There should be a line space after the call number and before the volume or book number
  • Volume or book numbers will use small v, no period, number or bk, no period, number (v 4 or bk 3)
  • Use v when “volume,” “vol.” or no designation (just the number) is used on the book; use bk when “book” is used on the item

  Nonfiction (series and standalones)

  • The second line will indicate the Dewey number of the subject matter -- (not 741.5, but rather the number the book would get if it were a traditional print title)
  • If applicable, the next line will take the first significant word (or first eight letters of the first word) of the series title
  • The next line will take the first three letters of the primary author’s last name

The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation

(a stand-alone nonfiction account of 9/11 by Sidney Jacobson, et. al.)


G
973.931
JAC

 

Persepolis

(a coming-of-age memoir by Marjane Satrapi)


G
955.05
SAT

 

 

  Fiction series (numbered) with a recurring character

  • For books that feature recurring characters (typically superheroes), the second line will show the first word (or first eight letters of the first word) of the name of the book’s primary character (i.e. SPIDERMA or GREEN)
  • The third line will take the first significant word (or first eight letters of the first word) of the series title

Exception:

  • If the first significant word of the series title (or first eight letters of the first word) is the same as the name of the recurring character in the second line, choose one of the following:
    • first significant word (or first eight letters of the first word) of the subtitle
    • first word (or first eight letters of the first word) of the author's last name as recorded in field 100
    • first significant word (or first eight letters of the first word) of the publisher's name as recorded in field 260
  • The fourth line will indicate volume number

The Dark Knight Strikes Again

(the third volume in the Dark Knight series)


GYAF
BATMAN
DARK

v 3
 

     

  Fiction series (numbered) without a recurring character

  • For books that do not feature recurring characters (typically superheroes), the second line will take the first significant word (or first eight letters of the first word) in the series title
  • The third line will indicate volume number

Fruits Basket

(volume two of the manga series)


GYAF
FRUITS

v 2
 

Special Note:

  • Spell out Arabic or Roman numerals that occur in the title.

X\1999

(volume one of the manga series)


GJF
XNINETEE

v 1
 

 

  Fiction stand-alone titles or unnumbered series with a recurring character

  • As with numbered series, the second line of stand-alone titles and unnumbered series that feature recurring characters will show the first word (or first eight letters of the first word) of the name of the book’s primary character (i.e. SPIDERMA or GREEN)
  • The third line will show the first significant word (or first eight letters of the first word) of the first word of the title (excluding articles)

Harvest Breed

(stand-alone graphic novel featuring Batman)


GYAF
BATMAN
HARVEST


 

 

  Fiction stand-alone titles or unnumbered series without a recurring character

  • The second line will show the first significant word (or first eight letters of the first word) of the title (excluding articles)

Exception:

  • Shakespeare plays in graphic novel form will show SHAKESPE as the second line, and the first significant word of the title (excluding articles) as the third line.

Black Hole

(a horror graphic novel)


GF
BLACK



 

As You Like It

(title in the unnumbered series Manga Shakespeare)


GF
SHAKESPE
AS



 

     

  Fiction with two principal recurring characters

  • Spine labels for books with two principal recurring characters will be constructed according to the first character mentioned in the title

Flash and Green Lantern : the Brave and the Bold

(a stand-alone title featuring Flash and Green Lantern)


GYAF
FLASH
BRAVE

 

 

Star Wars Titles

  • For all Star Wars titles the second line of the call number will be STAR so that all Star Wars materials will shelve together.
  • All Star Wars titles will have a third line in the call number that will differentiate each series or standalone title from the others.
  • Choose one of the following options for the third line:

     

  1. first word (or first eight letters of the first word) of the title or series title
  2. first word (or first eight letters of the first word) of the subtitle
  3. a significant word (or first eight letters of this word) in the title, series title or subtitle
  4. first word (or first eight letters of the first word) of the author's last name as recorded in field 100
  5. first word (or first eight letters of the first word) of the publisher's name as recorded in field 260

Classic Star Wars

(an example of Option 3 above)


GYAF
STAR
CLASSIC

v 3


 

 

Recurring Characters

  The following characters have been used in spine labels:

  • AQUAMAN
  • AVENGERS
  • BATMAN
  • CAPTAIN (Captain America)
  • CAPTAIN (Captain Gravity)
  • DAREDEVI (Daredevil)
  • FANTASTI (Fantastic Four)
  • FLASH
  • GREEN (Green Arrow)
  • GREEN (Green Lantern)
  • HELLBOY
  • INCREDIB (Incredible Hulk)
  • IRON (Iron Man)
  • POKEMON
  • INCREDIB (Incredible Hulk)
  • SPIDERMA (Spider-Man)
  • SUPERGIR (Supergirl)
  • SUPERMAN
  • SWAMP (Swamp Thing)
  • THOR
  • TINTIN
  • ULTIMATE (Ultimates)
  • WOLVERIN (Wolverine)
  • WONDER (Wonder Woman)
  • XMEN (X-Men)
  • Jessica Zellers, Adult Services Librarian, is the resource person for questions about recurring characters.

 

Bib Records for Numbered Graphic Novels Series

Adult and Young Adult

  • Adult and young adult graphic novel titles in numbered series should be cataloged as monographic sets (one series/set record for all titles)
  • List individual titles in a contents note (505 field) to allow for keyword searching
  • Add title added entries for individual titles in field 246 or field 740

Juvenile

  • Juvenile graphic novels in numbered series should be cataloged separately (one record per each individual title in the series)
  • Add a series statement (490 1_ field) and a series added entry (8XX field) to each record.
  • A title added entry (246 field) for the series may also be added to each record to provide access to the series title via a title browse search.

Time Soldiers series

245 10 Arthur / $c by Kathleen Duey ; directed and photographed by Robert Gould.
246 3_ Time Soldiers. Book 4, Arthur
490 1_ Time Soldiers ; $v bk. 4
830 _0 Time Soldiers ; $v bk. 4.

 

Specific Marc Record Field Concerns

 

  020

  • If a set record does not include ISBNs for each volume that we have, add 13-digit ISBNs (020 fields) for volumes that we have
  • If a set record has ISBNs for volumes we don't currently have, do not delete the 13-digit ISBNs for volumes that we do not have

 

  245 (for titles in unnumbered series)

  • Use a separate bib record for each title
  • Enter the series title as the main title (subfield $a)
  • Enter the individual title as a part title (subfield $p)
  • Add a title added entry (246 field) for the individual title

Conqueror Worm

(title in unnumbered series Hellboy)

245 10 $a Hellboy. $p Conqueror worm / $c by Mike Mignola...
246 3_ $a Conqueror worm

 

  300 (volume numbering in subfield $a)

  • For set records use an open entry: $a v. : $b chiefly col. ...
  • For completed sets use number of volumes in set: $a 10 v. : $b chiefly col. ...
  • For unpaged individual volumes use 1 v.: $a 1 v. $b : chiefly ill. ...
  • Delete angle brackets if present in subfield $a

 

  300 (illustrations in subfield $b)

  • For title with mostly colored panels use $b chiefly col. ill.
  • For titles with some colored and some black and white use $b chiefly ill. (some col.)
  • For titles with all black and white illustrations $b chiefly ill.
    300 $a 10 v. : $b chiefly col. ill. ; $c 28 cm.
    300 $a v. : $b chiefly ill. (some col.) ; $c 30 cm.

 

  500 (for titles, mainly manga, that read right to left)

  • Add a general note (500 field): In keeping with the original Japanese format, this book reads from back to front and right to left.
  • Add a note about the translation (500 field): Translated from the Japanese.

 

  505 (for set records)

  • For set records, include volume numbers and titles of individual volumes in a contents note (505 field)

Ceres : Celestial Legend

505 10 $a v. 1. Aya -- v. 2. Yûhi -- v. 3. Suzumi -- v. 4. Chidori -- v. 5. Mikage -- v. 6. Shuro -- v. 7. Maya -- v. 8. Miori -- v. 9. Progenitor -- v. 10 Monster -- v. 11. Maiden -- v. 12. Tôya -- v. 13. Ten'nyo -- v. 14. Hagoromo

 

Topical and Form/Genre Subject Headings

  • Do not use Comic books, strips, etc. for graphic novels either as a form/genre heading or as a form subdivision
  • Use Graphic novels as a form/genre heading (655 field) for all graphic novels
  • Use Manga as an additional genre heading (655 field) for Manga
  • Use genre headings such as Fantasy fiction (655 field) as appropriate
  • Do not use genre headings that contain comic books, strips, etc. such as Fantasy comic books, strips, etc.
    • Use form subdivisions $v Fiction, $v Young adult fiction, and $v Juvenile fiction
  • Add subject headings for recurring characters

 

Series

  • Add series statements (490 1_ fields) and series added entries (8XX fields) if the title is part of a monographic series

 

Processing (Barcodes & Stamping)

 

   Back to front manga

  • Place barcode on the front cover of book.
  • The front cover of a manga title is the same as the physical back cover of a regular book in the collection
  • Stamp a page at the end of the narrative of book where there is room for the property and date stamp
  • If there are too many dark pages to display the stamp, use a white, date-stamped property label
  • The date/property stamp should be in the same physical area as for the other books in the collection

      Hint:

  • Hold the book upright by the spine in one hand
  • The barcode goes on the cover of the book that faces to the left
  • The date/property stamp goes at the end of the narrative near the cover that faces to the right

 

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