Q. Some records have Children’s Subject Headings but no summary. Is this correct?

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Yes, because of resource considerations a summary is not always added. Even for some publications from the CIP Program, the summary is omitted. For example, if a record has a contents note, or if a summary is provided by the publisher, no LC-provided summary is required.  As of 2005, summaries are not provided for nonfiction children’s material unless supplied by the publisher. Some ECIPs and books are considered out of scope for CYAC treatment even though they are in scope for cataloging, and so they receive no CYAC subject headings or summaries. These are most often tie-ins to movies or television programs for which access is more likely to be through title than subject.

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  • Last Updated May 07, 2020
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