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MARC Holdings Question (Jill Emery) ERCELAA@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu 27 Apr 2000 16:22 UTC

Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 10:03:51 -0500
Subject:  MARC Holdings Question

Hello everybody,

I have question concerning the latest update to
the MARC holdings standards for serials:

After the 1994 update & based on a handout from
SOLINET in 1998, we started coding the 853
field in the following way:

853 indicator #1 indicator #2 subfield 8,
subfield a, subfield b, subfield u and then
we were putting:

+v              Numbering continuity  (contains a one
character code  that indicates whether the
enumeration has continuously  incrementing
numbers or whether the numbering restarts at the
completion of a specific unit).

However, when I went out to look at the current c
USMARC Concise Holdings: Caption and Pattern
Fields (853-855), it did not show a subfield +v.

Is the subfield +v defined in the MARC 21 Format
for Holdings data, 1999 edition?

Thanks for your help with this and feel free to
reply directly to me instead of the list.

Jill Emery

Jill Emery
Collections & Acquisitions Specialist
UTA Libraries
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