Arrangement is the process of sorting individual works into meaningful groups and of placing those groups into meaningful relationships with each other.  Materials can be arranged in many logical ways, and the "look" or design of the arrangement which will reflect that arrangement should be determined by examining the material to consider the types of access most likely to serve the needs of researchers and other potential users.  Individual collections will require differing levels and methods of arrangement.  For these reasons, decisions about arrangement must be made on a collection-by-collection basis.


C2.1.  Organized at time of receipt

C2.2.  Not organized at time of receipt

C2.3.  Materials originally intended for item-level treatment

See also:

Appendix C:  Collection-Level Cataloging