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Re: 510 field in serial records Rais, Shirley (LLU) 19 Aug 2005 17:04 UTC

Yes, OCLC did take out all the 510 fields EXCEPT for Chemical Abstracts
which were left and are still being added because someone (can't
remember this part) took responsibility for keeping it up-to-date.

My problem with this is that if you don't know the rule, you will think
Chemical Abstracts is the only place that a title with this 510 is

Shirley Rais, Chair, Serials Dept.
Loma Linda University Libraries
11072 Anderson St.
Loma Linda, CA  92350-0001

Phone: (909) 558-4583
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From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Carol Morse
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2005 8:49 AM
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] 510 field in serial records

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

>>> ldausch@CHIPUBLIB.ORG 8/18/2005 1:03:41 PM >>>
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
Technical Services
Chicago Public Library
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Chicago, IL  60605
tel. 312.747.4660
cell. 773.750.5088
fax. 312.747.4667