iCode iType Loan Rule Loan Parameters Call Number Location New Items on STAR?
10800 95 67 21D YH YR $.10 F, NF, BIO Aut znta Yes. Use iType 82 and location znan. Add STAR to OPAC call number.

What’s included:

  • Fiction: All types can show up here, from “regular” popular and literary fiction to mystery, science fiction, and fantasy novels.
  • Non-fiction: We also acquire some biographies, popular histories, and other factual works in this format. These are generally mainstream, one-off titles intended for recreational listening; as noted below, favor the COURSES neighborhood for CDs that are explicitly instructional in nature.

What’s not included:

  • Lifelong learning courses: Put more formal educational material in the COURSES neighborhood (icodes 10800 and 11321); do this even though they have material type “i” for “Book on CD.” Items shelved with the COURSES are generally much longer in duration (often representing a semester’s worth of study), broader in scope than individual AudioCD titles, and taught by experts in the field. Reserve the regular AudioCD nonfiction area for popular titles, usually just the narrated versions of major print releases on specific topics (i.e., John Meacham on President Jackson or Erik Larson on the Lusitania).
  • Language instruction: Though these have, like the audio-format Great Courses titles, material type “i,” do not shelve them with our nonfiction audiobooks. Put them with the other language-learning material in the LANGUAGE neighborhood.

Spine label and other info:

  • Material type: All AudioCDs should be on bibs with material type “i” (Book on CD).
  • Biographies: Use the prefix AudioCD BIO plus the person’s name; also apply a BIO sticker.
  • Genre fiction: All fiction spine labels and call numbers, regardless of genre, should start AudioCD F. Apply the appropriate genre sticker and record the genre in an internal note. (We have MANY items still on the shelf with the old AudioCD M/AudioCD SF labeling; “fix” them if they come to CM, but only pull them for relabeling purposes as time allows).
  • Internal notes: To help ID genre material when running lists, record genre info in an internal note (like we’ve been doing for fantasy works in 10110 that share the SF prefix with regular science fiction titles). See the images below.
  • CM used to apply a large “CD” sticker to the top of the spine. We no longer follow this practice. Use that space for new month stickers only; put nothing else there.
  • When recording the number of discs in the message field, do not use a period. Delete any periods in existing records as you come across them.





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