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Re: Another 856 Question (Peggy Sealor) ERCELAA@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu 20 Jul 2000 21:08 UTC

Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 07:29:11 -0400
From: Peggy Sealor <SealorM@SIL.SI.EDU>
Subject: Re: Another 856 Question (Helena M. Van Deroef)

We have used tag 856 $z to note the kind of link, usually for the SI community access via IP address.  In our previous system, NOTIS LMS, the information in $u did not display in our WebPac catalog, so $z was highlighted for clicking on the link.  Now, with Horizon, $u displays and is highlighted in the first occurrence of tag 856. In subsequent occurrences of tag 856, either $z or $u  is highlighted. We are, of course, working on this, and on the WebPac display generally.
We use 2 occurrences of tag 856 when needed, for the TOC and for the journal page (articles and abstracts). We have used $3 for a two or three word discriptive phrase, also on a when needed basis.
Peggy Sealor
Serials Cataloger, Smithsonian
Institution Libraries

Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 14:31:26 -0400
From: "Helena M. Van Deroef" <hmv@LIBRARY.HO.LUCENT.COM>
Subject: Another 856 Question

I am appealing to the collective wisdom of the group for
another 856 question.

I've been asked to provide multiple links to journals which are
in electronic format when this is relevant.  People would like
to see different links to, e.g., the front page of the journal,
that journal's current issue, that journal's archives, etc.

I've proposed using multiple 856 fields, and using the subfield 3
to indicate which page will be retrieved.  My question is:

  Is there standard terminology used in that subfield?  Or is it free-form,
  and we'll just decide for ourselves what word or phrase to use?

Or, are there other subfields, or other ways to do this?

Thanks in advance!!!

Helena Van Deroef

Helena M. Van Deroef, Serials Librarian
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