Re: 510 field? Connie Foster 20 Feb 2008 17:18 UTC

specifically it's the Indexed or Abstracted by fields, which I believe
LC decided to drop as part of their cataloging processes a few years ago.
connie f

Kristen Fredericksen wrote:
> Dear Bill,
>    When in doubt (as was the case for me with this topic), I always
> visit It's a very handy reference.
> Kristen
>> Steve:
>> Can you define "510" for those of us in NASIG
>> who are non-specialists?
>> Many thanks!
>>   - Bill Cohen
>> BLACK, STEVE wrote:
>>> The main argument for keeping them is older issues of periodicals in
>>> your collection may not be covered by any of your subscribed databases,
>>> but may be covered by print indexes on your shelves. Knowing which ones
>>> may be of use to your patrons.
>>> Several years ago I went through our local records and deleted 510s for
>>> indexes not in our collection, but kept 510s for indexes we own. I
>>> don't
>>> recall ever actually using the 510's in my reference work. My personal
>>> opinion is that 510's were a great idea, but the care and feeding of
>>> them is too much relative to their value to patrons.
>>> Steve Black
>>> Reference, Serials, and Instruction Librarian
>>> Neil Hellman Library
>>> The College of Saint Rose
>>> 392 Western Ave.
>>> Albany, NY 12203
>>> (518) 458-5494
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
>>> [mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Douglas King
>>> Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 9:43 AM
>>> Subject: [SERIALST] 510 field?
>>> What do y'all do about 510 fields in serial records? Do you leave them
>>> in? Delete them? Check them for accuracy (or at least see if your
>>> library has the titles mentioned in the 510's)? I'm looking for
>>> arguments for and against keeping them in local bibliographic records.
>>> Thanks. Doug
>>> Douglas King
>>> Special Materials Cataloger
>>> Thomas Cooper Library
>>> University of South Carolina
>>> 1322 Greene Street
>>> Columbia, SC 29208
>>> 803.777.2290

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