All large print and larger print materials must be on a record that matches the item. The following procedures apply to all records for large print and larger print materials.
General material designation (gmd)
Add a general material designation to the 245 for all large print and larger print records in Polaris.
‡h[text (large print)]
245 1 0 ‡aAll along the watch tower‡h[text (large print)] /‡cby Jane Worth.
245 1 0 ‡aGone fishing‡h[text (large print)] :‡ba novel /‡cMatt Gibbons.
If the item has a large print or larger print edition statement, code that in a
250 _ _ ‡aGale large print edition.
Add the following edition statement to larger print records in OCLC to keep the records from being merged incorrectly in WorldCat.
250 _ _ ‡a[Larger print edition].
Add (large print) after the pagination.
300 _ _ ‡a356 pages (large print) ;‡c28 cm
Add MARC tag
340 subfield n to indicate font size.
340 _ _ ‡nlarge print‡2rdafs
Add a genre heading for large print books in addition to any other appropriate genre or subject headings.
This heading may be added to master records in OCLC.
655 _ 7 ‡aLarge print books.
Replace the following genre headings with the heading above in both master records in OCLC and in the Polaris database:
655 _ 0 ‡aLarge type books.
655 _ 0 ‡aLarge print books.
Remove the following subject headings unless the item in hand is actually about large type/print books.
650 _ 0 ‡aLarge type books.
650 _ 0 ‡aLarge print books.