Non-Book Displays


Below is an example of a public catalog display for a computer file:


Title: World Book millennium 2000 [computer file].

Edition: Deluxe ed.; version 4.00.

Published: [Chicago, Ill.?] : World Book ; [S.l.] : IBM,


Description: 2 computer optical discs : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

+ 1 user guide (30 p. : ill. ; 12 cm.)

Dewey No.: 031 13

ISBN: 0716684772

Notes: System requirements: IBM-compatible computer,

486DX/100 MHz or faster; Microsoft Windows 95, 98, or Windows

NT 4.0 or higher; 16 MB RAM (32 MB recommended); 40 MB free

hard disk space; 16-bit sound card; 16-bit color recommended;

CD-ROM drive (double-speed or faster); mouse. For online

access: 8 MB additional free hard disk space; modem; Internet


Title, ed., and version statements from disc


World book millennium 2000 software was developed

for IBM Corp. by IVID Communications, Inc.

User guide inserted in container.

Every article from the World Book print

encyclopedia plus thousands more. Extensive multimedia:

videos, maps, simulations, animation, photos, and sound.

"Surf the Millennium" on simulated Web sites for each

century. Includes a Homework tool kit & research wizards.

Subjects: Electronic encyclopedias.

Other authors: World Book, Inc.

International Business Machines Corporation.

IVID Communications.

Control No.: 12431152


Many times the cataloging record for non-book items is much longer than the record for books. This is due to the fact that there are more pieces of information needed in a non-book record. The physical description is often longer, and there are usually more notes that are useful or required in a non-book record. The record for the computer program above has notes related to the system requirements, the contents, and the accompanying materials, all of which take up several lines of space.


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