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Re: 780 785 tags (Kathryn Wesley) Marcia Tuttle 03 Apr 2000 21:31 UTC

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Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2000 14:39:47 -0400
From: Kathryn Wesley <kwesley@CLEMSON.EDU>
Subject: Re: 780 785 tags (Cyndie Leavitt)


In addition to the bibliographic reasons given in previous answers
to your posting, I would ask if your institution plans to hire a new
serials librarian.  If so, I would certainly postpone such a decision
until that time.  If you cannot wait for the new librarian's input,
at least keep good records of the titles you edit in this way.

Personally, I'd hate to come to a new job with this kind of
surprise waiting.

I agree that it is a much better solution not to index the 780 and
785 fields.

Kathryn Wesley
Serials Cataloger               864-656-5171
R.M. Cooper Library
Clemson University
Clemson, SC  29634

At 06:51 AM 4/3/2000 -0400, you wrote:
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>Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 15:27:08 -0500
>From: Cyndie Leavitt <cleavitt@SPARTAN.AC.BROCKU.CA>
>Subject: 780 785 tags
>Hello to everyone:
>This is the first time that I have posted. I am not a librarian, but have
>been put in the position of maintaining our library serials records after
>the retirement of our Serials Librarian. Recently, our Cataloguer has asked
>me to remove 780 and 785 tags from our records if we do not have the
>continues or continued by titles, because they show up as dead links in our
>online catalogue. I know that the former Serials Librarian would have
>fought this request as the 780 and 785 tags are correct form for a complete
>and accurate bib record, but I don't feel like I have much of a leg to
>stand on since I am not a librarian. Is it acceptable to delete these tags?
>The Cataloguing Librarian has suggested that if I really want to include
>the information, that I put it in a note field. All opinions are appreciated.