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LIS 703 -- Descriptive Cataloging Exam
Instructions for Completing and Submitting Your Exam - PLEASE READ
CAREFULLY!
For this exam, you will create bibliographic records for five (5) items using RDA and
ISBD. Transcribe the appropriate data and then encode the data with both the fixed
and variable MARC fields that we have covered in this class to date. Templates have
been provided for you to use - please do not substitute a template of your own
creation. You need to transcribe only the data elements that have been covered so
far in this course:







title and statement of responsibility area,
variant titles,
edition statement,
publication area,
physical description area (including the Content, Media, &
Carrier Types),
notes area,
standard numbers (ISBN and LCCN),
fixed fields in MARC.

Please do not transcribe call numbers, subject headings, or access points other than
the ones listed above. Use the information provided for you for each item to create
your records. You will be provided with a title page, title page verso, cover, and/or a
table of contents, as well as further information about each item (such as page
numbers and dimensions).
You are encouraged to consult the course Lessons and Assessments, as well as
resources such as RDA Toolkit and OCLC Bibliographic Formats & Standards website.
If you have any questions about the exam (about the logistics of completing the
exam or if you need clarification on one or more of the items), you must contact the
professor via email. You MAY NOT consult another person about exam content (such
as other students, librarians, etc.) nor may you post questions about the exam in
the Canvas discussion forum or outside email or discussion lists. Any postings made
about the exam in the discussion forum for the duration of the exam period will be
deleted.
Complete the Descriptive Cataloging Exam within this Word document. Put your
name after "Your Name" at the top of this page and change the file name of this
document to: YourLastName_Exam1.doc (e.g., Jane Doe should rename her exam
Doe_Exam1.doc). The file extension can be either .doc or .docx.

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Upload the completed document to Canvas by 11:55pm CST on the due date noted
within the Weekly Schedule. Please do not wait until the last minute to upload your
exam.
If you have any technical difficulties that prevent you from submitting the
assignment, email it to the professor's outside email address (which can be found in
the course Syllabus). It will not be counted as late as long as the exam is received in
the professor's inbox by 11:55pm CST the day it is due. However, you may do this
only if you are unable to upload it to Canvas.
Use of templates
The templates provided contain the common MARC fields needed to transcribe
bibliographic data. You do not need to use every field for every record. Leave the
MARC field blank if you do not use it. You do not need to delete it. Please feel free to
add fields as needed (e.g., add an additional 246 for multiple variant title fields.)
Replace the x's in the 5xx fields with the appropriate MARC field code (e.g., change
5xx to 504 for a note on the inclusion of a bibliography). The underscores ( _ )
represent the first (1st) and second (2nd) indicators. Replace the underscore with the
appropriate indicator value where needed. The first (1st) indicator in the 245 field is
provided for you, so please do not change it.
Here is an example of a completed template:
010 _
_
020 _
_

$a 0910608725

245
10

$a Bringing home the gold : $b the Mary Green story / $c by Stephanie
Stevens.

246 _
_
250 _
_

$a First edition.

264 _
1

$a New York : $b Penguin, $c 2005.

264 _
4

$c ©2003

300 _
_

$a 212 pages : $b illustrations ; $c 17 cm.

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336 _
_

$a text $2 rdacontent

337 _
_

$a unmediated $2 rdamedia

338 _
_

$a volume $2 rdacarrier

504 _
_

$a Includes bibliographical references.

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5xx _
_

In addition, you need to complete a template for the fixed fields. Here is an example
of a completed template for the fixed fields:
Type:

a

ELvl:

BLvl:

m

Form:

GPub:

LitF:

I

f

Srce:

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Audn:

Ctrl:

Conf:

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Biog:

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Desc:

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Lang
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0 DtSt:

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Date
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196
7

a

Transcribe the appropriate value for each fixed field, even if it is listed as optional on
the OCLC and LC MARC websites. If a fixed field should be blank, then do not put
anything in the white space next to that field. Do not put n/a, an underscore, or an
equivalent value.
Assume that all of the following items on this exam are books written in English
unless otherwise specified.
If there is a table of contents present, you are expected to transcribe it in the
appropriate MARC field. Transcribe a basic contents note. Do not transcribe an
enhanced content note.
Please transcribe all of your answers on this exam using blue font.

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ITEM #1
Title Page

Finding My Morning Light

Appreciating the Poetic Genius of Sophea Elena Peters
Dr. Susan Shelley
Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Louisiana State University Press
2006

Table of Contents
CONTENTS
Preface................................................................................................................ii
Introduction.......................................................................................................3
Chapter 1 - Portrait of the Poet as a Young Woman....................................6
Chapter 2 - Learning the Ways of Poetry......................................................57
Chapter 3 - "Finding My Morning Light": Using Allegory.........................98
Chapter 4 - The Legacy of Sophea Elena Peters...........................................135
Conclusion.........................................................................................................168
Bibliography......................................................................................................178
Index...................................................................................................................188



This is a work of non-fiction (it is not a book of poetry, but a work about the
life and work of a poet).
Louisiana State University Press is funded by the state government.
Preliminary pages are numbered ii through vii.

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Rest of the item is numbered 3 through 193.
Includes a bibliography (pages 178-187).
Includes an index (pages 188-193).
Includes black and white illustrations throughout the work.
18 centimeters high
13 centimeters wide
ISBN: 978-0-7864-3543-1

010 _
_
020 _
_

$a 9780786435431

245 1
0

$a Finding my morning light : $b appreciating the poetic genius of
Sophea Elena Peters /
$c Dr. Susan Shelley.

246 _
_
250 _
_
264 _
1

$a Baton Rouge, Louisiana : $b Louisiana State University Press, $c
2006.

264 _
_
300 _
_

$a vii, 193 pages : $b illustrations ; $c 18 cm.

336 _
_

$a text $2 rdacontent

337 _
_

$a unmediated $2 rdamedia

338 _
_

$a volume $2 rdacarrier

504 _
_

$a Includes bibliographical references (pages 178-187) and index.

505 0

$a Portrait of the poet as a young woman -- Learning the ways of poetry

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-- "Finding my morning light” : using allegory -- The legacy of Sophea
Elena Peters.

Type:

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ITEM #2
Title Page

The Candle on the Water
A Norton Maxwell Novel by Timothy A. Rogers

Random House Publishing Company
Dublin -- New York -- Sydney -- Tokyo
Copyright 1998
Copyright Renewed 2000, 2002, 2004

1st Paperback Edition - January 2005







010 _

This is a work of fiction.
There are 5 through 399 numbered pages.
Contains no illustrations.
16.2 centimeters high
11.8 centimeters wide
ISBN: 0-8389-0846-7
LC Control No.: 98-23532

$a 9823532

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_
020 _
_

$a 0838908467

245 1
4

$a The candle on the water / $c a Norton Maxwell novel by Timothy A.
Rogers.

246 _
_
250 _
_

$a 1st paperback edition.

264 _
1

$a Dublin : $b Random House Publishing Company, $c 2005.

264 _
4

$c copyright 2004

300 _
_

$a 399 pages ; $c 17 cm.

336 _
_

$a text $2 rdacontent

337 _
_

$a unmediated $2 rdamedia

338 _
_

$a volume $2 rdacarrier

5xx _
_
5xx _
_

Type:

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ITEM #3
Title Page

A READER ON ECONOMIC THEORIES
Edited by
Colin Jones
Joyce Landers
Lindsey Reeves
Tony Thompson
Dale Turner
Introduction by L. Frank Zacks
Research Assistance by Judy Meyers
W.W. Norton
London -- New York -- Toronto
©1994









This is a work of non-fiction.
Title on cover: Economic Theory Reader.
There are preliminary pages numbered i through xxi.
The rest of the item is numbered 2 through 593, but there are 30 unnumbered
pages at the end of the item that contain appendices.
Contains mostly black and white illustrations, but there are a few color
illustrations as well. There are several black and white maps.
22.5 centimeters high
20 centimeters wide
There are bibliographical references throughout the work.
ISBN: 1-884718-13-4

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LC Control No.: 94-001234

010 _
_

$a 94001234

020 _
_

$a 1884718134

245
12_

$a A reader on economic theories / $c edited by Colin Jones, Joyce
Landers, Lindsey Reeves, Tony Thompson, Dale Turner ; introduction by
L. Frank Zacks ; research assistance by Judy Meyers.

246
34

$a Economic theory reader

250 _
_
264 _
1

$a London : $b W.W. Norton, $c [1994?]

264 _
4

$c copyright 1994

300 _
_

$a xxi, 593 pages, 30 unnumbered pages : $b illustrations (some color),
maps ; $c 23 cm.

336 _
_

$a text $2 rdacontent

337 _
_

$a unmediated $2 rdamedia

338 _
_

$a volume $2 rdacarrier

504 _
_

$a Includes bibliographical references.

5xx _
_

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ITEM #4
Title Page

Mr. Grumpy & The Balloon Men
by Meredith Johnson Frost
Illustrated by Catherine Evans

Storybook Press
Bloomington

Title Page Verso
First Storybook Press Edition, January 2001
2nd printing -- July 2001
3rd printing -- April 2002
4th printing -- May 2004

Summary: Mr. Grumpy cannot fall asleep with the balloon men living next door.

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The balloon men are always making too much noise and having too much fun!
One day, Mr. Grumpy concocts a plan to teach the balloon men a lesson in being
neighborly.









This is a fictional work directed at Preschool age children.
Bloomington is in Indiana.
There does not appear to be any substantial changes from the 1st edition to
the last printing.
This item is unnumbered, but you count the number of pages and there are
44.
This item has illustrations and they are all in color.
20.5 centimeters high
24 centimeters wide
ISBN: 0-8108-6000-6
The summary is from the Cataloging-In-Publication (CIP) information on the
title page verso.

010 _
_
020 _
_

$a 0810860006

245 1
0

$a Mr. Grumpy & the balloon men / $c by Meredith Johnson Frost ;
illustrated by Catherine Evans.

246 3_ $a Mr. Grumpy and the balloon men
250 _
_

$a First Storybook Press edition.

264 _
1

$a Bloomington [Indiana] : $b Storybook Press, $c 2001.

264 _
_
300 _
_

$a 44 unnumbered pages : $b color illustrations ; $c 21 x 24 cm.

336 _
_

$a text $2 rdacontent

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337 _
_

$a unmediated $2 rdamedia

338 _
_

$a volume $2 rdacarrier

520 _
_

$a Mr. Grumpy cannot fall asleep with the balloon men living next door.
The balloon men are always making too much noise and having too
much fun! One day, Mr. Grumpy concocts a plan to teach the balloon
men a lesson in being neighborly.

5xx _
_

Type:

a

ELvl:

BLvl:

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ITEM #5
Cover
The Swan and the Duck
Robert Davis

Harper Collins
Chico, California









This is a fictional work directed at Primary age children.
There is no title page in this item - the information above is on the cover.
There are no dates on the item, but on the publisher's website you find that it
was definitely published in 2007.
There are 117 numbered leaves.
There are mostly color illustrations, but there are a few black and white
illustrations.
22.4 centimeters high
18.8 centimeters wide
Summary (that you came up with yourself): Billy the swan and Tommy the
duck have always been enemies, but when presented with a greater threat
they must learn to work together to protect the pond they call their home.
ISBN: 978-155570-645-7

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010 _
_
020 _
_

$a 9781555706457

245 1
4

$a The swan and the duck / $c Robert Davis.

246 _
_
250 _
_
264 _
1

$a Chico, California : $b Harper Collins, $c [2007].

264 _
_
300 _
_

$a 117 leaves : $b illustrations (chiefly color) ; $c 23 cm.

336 _
_

$a text $2 rdacontent

337 _
_

$a unmediated $2 rdamedia

338 _
_

$a volume $2 rdacarrier

520 _
_

$a Billy the swan and Tommy the duck have always been enemies, but
when presented with a greater threat they must learn to work together
to protect the pond they call their home.

5xx _
_

Type:

a

ELvl:

BLvl:

m

Form:

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