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Re: 510 field in serial records Carol Morse 19 Aug 2005 15:49 UTC

My understanding is that with the new rules, OCLC took out all the 510
fields that used to be there. It's too bad--it's a loss of information.
Carol Morse


Walla Walla College Library
Periodicals Dept.
104 S. College Ave.
College Place, WA  99324-1159

Carol Morse
Serials Librarian
509) 527-2684; fax 509) 527-2001

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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
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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