Re: barcoding serials Susan Davis 16 Sep 1991 19:40 UTC

On Fri, 13 Sep 1991 16:52:58 PDT Elena Romaniuk said:
>In those NOTIS libraries which barcode serials, what information is being
>input in the enum/chron field: is it only the specific volume or year
>information which is used in the call number on the individual piece? I
>realize that this info can be used to produce labels, but as far as I know we
>will not be doing that. Is the "midspine" field in the item record used to
>identify the piece in more detail, particularly when only the volume number
>goes into enum/chron? As an example: v.4 1987 of a directory is processed with
>v.4 in call number, therefore v.4 goes in enum/chron and 1987 goes in midspine?
At the University at BUffalo, we use the enum/chron field to
uniquely decribe the piece. If, in your example, there is a v.4 to the 1986
edition, then we would use "1987 v.4" in enum/chron. If, however, it is an
annual, with v.1=1984,v.2=1985, etc. we would use just "v.1" in enum/chron
and probably 1984 in midspine. Midspine doesn;t seem to be that essential
for circ, but it can be helpful if patrons only have one piece of the picture.
For bound periodicals we always include both enumeration and chronology, if
present, based on the concept I mentioned earlier (enum/chron=unique descr.)
Currently we do not barcode individual issues of periodicals.

Susan Davis/Head, Periodicals/University at Buffalo

>What information is input in each of these fields for individual issues of
>periodicals which have to be barcoded?