Cataloguing of multi volume books

Here is the method to catalogue multi volume books. Here I am trying to catalogue the book "The Complete works of Swami Vivekananda". This books has nine volumes. Enter the biblio part same like any other book.

Cataloguing > New Record > 

Enter volume information in Biblio and Save.

Multi volume details can be enter in item information.

Save the item and add other volume details.

See the final record in OPAC (click on the picture to get enhanced view).


  1. In a multi-volume book the tag 300 needs to be handled carefully. For example, Vol. 1: xx, 1-201. Vol. 2: xx, 202-513. Vol. 3: xxi, 514-800. [volumes have continuous pagination for the main sequence but separate pagination for the preliminaries], the 300 entry be as follows:

    300 ## $a3 v. (xx, 800 p.) ...

    Another case:

    v. 1: xxi, 300 p.; v. 2: xiv, 435 p. [volumes have separate pagination]

    The 300 encoding be as follows:

    300 ## $a3 v. ...

  2. Sir,
    Thank you for the suggestion.

  3. Another idea... instead of item as "Book" library may create item type "Multi-volume set" for better organization.


  4. when we use multi volume button in item page, only one record & multiple items will be created. if we use tag 300 for volumes only one record is there. how can solve this problem?

  5. Nine volume include in swami Vivekananda is best book thank you for sharing .
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