Re: MeSH headings and Serials Solutions records Barbara Glackin 01 Mar 2005 20:02 UTC

Does your import protocol allow you to "protect" certain Marc tags when
adding the Serials Solutions records? In this instance, the import is
more like a merge than a replace, but enters all the new information
while retaining the "protected" tags. Good luck.--Barbara

Barbara C. Glackin
Cataloging Dept.
Albertsons Library
Boise State University
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID  83725-1430

>>> jonesw@POST.QUEENSU.CA 3/1/2005 11:01:03 AM >>>
We just recently started subscribing to the Serials Solutions MARC
records service for our ejournals. It has generally been excellent, but
one thing we hadn't considered was that there are many CONSER records
(the go-to source of records for Serials Solutions and other similar
vendors) which lack MeSH headings, and so the result is either that we
accept the fact that a SerSols record without MeSH headings will
overwrite our current record which has them, or that we make a local
change to the SerSols record once we have it -- but that means that
future loads from SerSols for that record will not automatically
overwrite it because the local changes are protected.

I wonder if other libraries have run into the same problem, and how you
might have resolved it?

Many thanks,

Wayne Jones


Wayne Jones
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Queen's University Library
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