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Re: 780 785 tags (Frieda Rosenberg) Marcia Tuttle 10 Apr 2000 12:14 UTC

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Date: Sat, 8 Apr 2000 17:50:10 -0400
From: Frieda Rosenberg <>
Subject: Re: 780 785 tags (John Lucas)

Vision (using technology that surely exists today)
  A program whizzes through the catalog, testing every control number
within a 780 or 785 to see whether it meets a match.  If there is one, the
program places an extra subfield in that field (perhaps containing the
database identifier of the earlier/later title).  If it doesn't, it places
a flag indicating that no match is found.
  ILS vendors could then use the results of such a program to determine
whether, e.g., the field in a web catalog should be highlighted as a link,
ideally with the database identifier as the mechanism to get to the other
record.  The no-match flag could display a message as appropriate, "Not
held" or "Not found in online catalog, check manual files."
  More elaborate vision--see
    Frieda Rosenberg -- Serials Cataloger
    UNC-Chapel Hill

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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.
> >Thanks
> >Cyndie
> John Lucas
> Serials Librarian
> University of Mississippi Medical Center
> 2500 North State St
> Jackson, MS 39216-4505
> (PH) (601) 984-1277
> (FAX)  ( 601) 984-1262