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Re: Relations of mergers and splits in annotations in Web-opacs (Crystal Graham) Marcia Tuttle 10 Apr 2000 20:55 UTC

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Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 12:18:30 -0700
From: Crystal Graham <cgraham@UCSD.EDU>
Subject: Re: Relations of mergers and splits in annotations in Web-opacs
              (Biserka Mrzljak)

Regarding "unless they are CONSER members":

CONSER members also make adjustments in their local systems, but not in the
master database.
Please don;t discourgae libraries from being CONSER members because of
their need to make some accommodations.

At 10:38 AM 4/10/00 , you wrote:
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>Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 12:21:21 -0400
>From: Biserka Mrzljak <bmrzljak@LIB.UWO.CA>
>Subject: Re: Relations of mergers and splits in annotations in Web-opacs
>At University of Western Ontario, we have resolved this relations, by
>always providing:
>580 note indicating a relationship, and
>780 1st indicator always 0
>    2nd indicator, values 1,3,4,6,7 - are provided with a note RELATED,
>and are always hypertext-linked
>785 1st indicator always 0
>785 2nd indicator, values 1,3,5,6,7, - are provided with a note RELATED,
>and are always hypertext-linked.
>This decision was deliberately done to avoid confusion with simple notes
>CONTINUES, and CONTINUED BY in cases of mergers and splits, and the
>system did not allow for longer more specific Note Displays.
>I think, I am not wrong to ascertain, that libraries have to adjust the
>US-MARC/CONSER specifications depending on a system they use, and that
>it is not prohibitive to make the appropriate adjustments to Display
>Constants in your library system unless you are Conser member.
>It would be interesting to hear some other views on this issue.
>Biserka Mrzljak                                E-Mail:
>Cataloguing Liaison Librarian for Serials      Phone: 519-661-2111 ext.
>UWO Library System                             Fax : 519-661-3503
>University of Western Ontario
>London, Ontario Canada
>N6A 3K7
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2000 13:45:23 +0200
>> From: Jan Lahmeyer <>
>> Subject: Relations of mergers and splits in annotations in Web-opacs
>> Dear serialists,
>> For our web-opac we want to make relations between serial titles
>> (such as: "Continues: ..." or: "Continued by".)
>> That's quite easy in case of "simple" title changes, if you take
>> AACR2 and USMARC books with the codes in fields 780 and 785.
>> Since we are using a new system since November last year, these
>> relationships can be made and it's very useful for clients and
>> librarians. Because when records are linked there's no need to
>> make another search action again, just click on the "link-button" ...
>> and you are in the next - or former - title!
>> However, in our system some problems occur when title changes
>> are the product of mergers or splits. The relations to more than one
>> title can not be made in the same linking-field, because unique
>> record numbers are not repeatable in one such field. So we have to
>> make more linking-fields when more titles are involved.
>> But then the text in the linking notes preceding those titles of
>> mergers or splits gives us some (deep) thoughts.
>> Can we use the texts "Continues in part:" // "Continued in part by:"
>> and maybe for instance "Absorbed in part" // "Absorbed in part by"?
>> Could there be no (or little) confusion in the client's mind when
>> he/she is reading the fomulation of these texts and maybe then
>> wonder where the diffrence lies between simple continuations and
>> mergers or splits? Or are we thinking much too far?
>> Is there really a need to make more slight differences in the
>> formulations when:
>> Title A is merged with Title B and continued as Title C.
>> Linking notes: A "continued in part by:" B + C /and/
>> B (and C) "Continues in part:" A
>> Title D is split into Title E and Title F.
>> Linking notes: D "Continued in part by:" E + F /and/
>> E (and F) "Continues in part:" D
>> Title G is separated from Title H (which last one still appears).
>> Linking notes: G "Separated from:??" H /and/
>> H: "Continued in part by": ?? G??
>> Thanks in advance for your comments and ideas,
>> Jan Lahmeyer

Crystal Graham
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and Serials Librarian
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