F 633 - Collections:

There are several categories that designate different types of collections of an author’s output. Use these categories only for collections of works that were previously published, or never published in the author’s lifetime. For collections consisting of works that are being published for the first time while the author is living.

image\POINT_BL.gif Collected works. Use for works that are issued as the complete works of an author. For example, use for the collected works of Maugham, including both his novels and his plays. Also use for the collected works of an author whose entire literary output is in one genre. For example, use for the collected poems of Keats.

If the table provides two numbers under this caption, one for arrangement by date and one by editor,, choose arrangement by editor whenever the name of the editor is readily ascertainable from the work being cataloged. Choose arrangement by date only if the editor cannot be determined.

image\POINT_BL.gif Collected fiction, Collected essays, etc. Use for the complete works in one genre of an author whose literary output has been in two or more genres. For example, use for the collected plays of Maugham, who was both a novelist and a playwright.

image\POINT_BL.gif Selected works. If the table provides this category, use if for published collections that contain two or more complete works of an author, but not the author’s entire literary output.

image\POINT_BL.gif Selections. In tables that provide Selected works and Selections as two separate categories, use Selections for collections that consist of isolated excerpts, quotations, etc., from various works of the authors. Normally, complete works are not included in such selections. In tables that provide only Sections, not Selected works, use for both types of material.

image\POINT_BL.gif Translations. Use for all translations of collections of material, including collected works, selected works, selections, collected plays, collected poems, etc., unless more specific provisions have been made. Also use for collections that contain both the original texts and their translations.

For translations of separate works, use Separate works.