Annex 1. Application of the currency factor

We are currently updating this Policy and some of the information on this site is not up to date. If you have questions about Library and Archives Canada’s current cataloguing practices, please contact bac.descriptiondesressources-resourcedescription.lac@canada.ca.

Non-government publications initially intended for cataloguing at the full level will drop to the abbreviated level of cataloguing treatment when their imprint dates are older than the current year minus three years. This treatment also applies to Canadian children's literature (i.e. fiction and poetry for children).

Example

In 2009, non-government publications dated 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006 were catalogued at the full level and non-government publications dated 2005 or older were catalogued at the abbreviated level.

Canadian music publications (including music scores and recordings) initially intended for cataloguing at the core level will drop to the minimal level of cataloguing treatment when their imprint dates are older than the current year minus one year. They will further drop to the minimal level of treatment when their imprint dates are current year minus two years through current year minus four years. Music publications with imprint dates of the current year minus five years and older will be catalogued at the abbreviated level. Music monographs included in the CIP program are the exception and are catalogued at the full level.

Example

In 2009, Canadian music imprints dated 2009 and 2008 were catalogued at the core level; Canadian music imprints dated 2007, 2006, and 2005 were catalogued at the minimal level; and Canadian music imprints dated 2004 and older were catalogued at the abbreviated level.

Foreign music publications (including music scores and recordings) with more than 30 percent Canadian content will be catalogued at the minimal level for the first three years from their date of publication (i.e., current year minus two years). They will drop to the abbreviated level of cataloguing treatment when their imprint dates are current year minus three years and older.

Example

In 2009, foreign music imprints dated 2009, 2008 and 2007 that had more than 30 percent Canadian content were catalogued at the minimal level and foreign music imprints dated 2006 and older were catalogued at the abbreviated level.

Federal government publications initially intended for cataloguing at the core level dropped to the abbreviated level of cataloguing treatment when their imprint dates were older than the current year minus two years.

Example

In 2009, federal government publications dated 2009, 2008 and 2007 were catalogued at the core level and government publications dated 2006 and older were catalogued at the abbreviated level.

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