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Re: 538 note / order of notes David C. Van Hoy (29 Jan 1997 00:17 UTC)

Re: 538 note / order of notes David C. Van Hoy 29 Jan 1997 00:17 UTC

Beth Guay:
>Has there been a CONSER policy change concerning the order of notes?
>Spring 1995 CEG Notes p. 1: "Field 538 is input as the first 5xx note
>for computer files."
        < ... >

>From CEG 1994 ed., Update 5 (fall 1996), just received yesterday:

        500 ...
        Order of notes
        5XX notes are input in numeric tag order, with the exception
of fields 533 and 539 {footnote 1}.  Fields 533 and 539 are input
following all other 5XX notes.
        ...

{1} The 538 field was input for computer files as the first 5XX field,
prior to June 1996.

        David Van Hoy, Principal
           Serials Cataloger
             MIT Libraries
               dcvh@mit.
                  edu
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