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Re: 510 field in serial records Steven C Shadle (18 Aug 2005 20:27 UTC)

Re: 510 field in serial records Steven C Shadle 18 Aug 2005 20:27 UTC

Linda -- The Program for Cooperative Cataloging decided two years ago to have OCLC remove most 510 fields from CONSER records.  With a couple significant exceptions, these fields were not being maintained.  More information (including alternate resources for this type of information) is available at:


Steve Shadle
Serials Access Librarian
University of Washington Libraries

On Thu, 18 Aug 2005, Linda Dausch wrote:

> When I come across serial records that are 10+ (pre-Internet) in our
> OPAC, I notice that we have often added 510 notes concerning where the
> serial has been indexed. In serial records in OCLC, I rarely encounter
> this field being used for the periodicals we receive. Do catalogers
> still make the effort to see where the serial has been indexed or has
> the ease of using the Internet or aggregated periodical databases
> rendered this field little-used now? This can be a time-consuming
> endeavor (finding out where a serial has been indexed and for what time
> periods) and I wonder if it is worth doing now in our more ephemeral
> electronic world.
> Linda S. Dausch
> Electronic Resources & Serials Librarian
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