Dependent literature

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In contrast to independent literature or monographs, dependent literature is understood to mean printed publications such as articles and essays from journals and anthologies (commemorative publications, congress files, thematic collections of essays, etc.) that are part of a higher-level work. They are also referred to as dependent works .

The dependent literature is traditionally not cataloged by libraries , but can largely only be researched via bibliographies , which are nowadays often offered online as databases. With individually cataloged special prints (separata) and various indexing initiatives, especially from special libraries , an abundance of dependent literature can nonetheless be ascertained via the Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog (KVK), the reference instrument primarily for monographs and journals. For example, catalog the legal libraries of the Federal Court of Justice in the Southwest German Library Network, the Federal Constitutional Court and the Legal Department of the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen dependent literature.

As a supplement to the rules for alphabetical cataloging (RAK), there are the special rules for works published as dependently (RAK-UW), which were published in advance in 1986, but were never adopted and are still considered drafts.

With the advent of electronic publications , the distinction between independent and dependent literature has lost importance.

Individual evidence

  1. a b Library Service Center Baden-Wuerttemberg: Cataloging of dependently published works (PDF; 365 kB) In: Cataloging manual . December 13, 2006. Retrieved September 26, 2011.