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Re: 866 vs. 863/853 fields in III Sally Smith (16 Dec 2010 23:23 UTC)

Re: 866 vs. 863/853 fields in III Sally Smith 16 Dec 2010 23:23 UTC

Hello
We use 853/863 in both Millennium and for our OCLC local holdings.

Per OCLC
The 866 field contains a textual description of the holdings of a basic bibliographic unit in the collections of the reporting organization. This field is normally not used in holdings for single-part items. It may be used instead of the coded 853 Captions and Pattern and 863 Enumeration and Chronology fields for multipart and serial items when those fields cannot be used adequately to describe the holdings. The 866 field may also be used in addition to an Enumeration and Chronology field and any related Captions and Pattern field to record and generate an alternative display for all or part of the enumeration and chronology and captions and pattern fields.

Sally

Sally Smith
Bethel University Library/Serials Dept
3900 Bethel Drive
St Paul, MN 55112
651-635-8544
http://library.bethel.edu/
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From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum [SERIALST@list.uvm.edu] On Behalf Of Victoria C. Vega [vcvega@CSUPOMONA.EDU]
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 4:32 PM
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Subject: Re: [SERIALST] 866 vs. 863/853 fields in III

Hello,
We keep our holdings in the 850 field.
Vicky

From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum [mailto:SERIALST@list.uvm.edu] On Behalf Of Sarah Glasser
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 11:14 AM
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Subject: [SERIALST] 866 vs. 863/853 fields in III

Hello all,

Using Innovative Interfaces Millennium Serials Module, I noticed some records have holdings in both an 866 (older holdings) and in the 853/863 fields (current holdings).  The problem is that the 866 is suppressing the 853/863 fields so that the 866 holdings appear in the public display but the 853/863 holdings do not.  Must I convert the 866 holdings to 863/853 fields or is there an easier fix?

Thanks and happy holidays to all,
Sally
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