In our catalog, we have some serial bib records with 78x linking entries to
previous or later titles which we do not own. If the patron clicks on the
link (it's a web catalog) he is taken to the place in the title index where
that title would be. I know this is not ideal, but what are the options?
Should we change the linking entry to a note field instead? Which tag
should we change it to?
Is it common practice to check for these "blind" links? I really hesitate
to get into making a lot of local changes to serial records, because, since
they are fluid entities, we sometimes overlay our record with a more
current version of the record from OCLC.
Patricia R. Thompson
Head of Cataloging
Jessie Ball DuPont Library
University of the South
735 University Avenue
Sewanee, TN 37383
(931) 598-1702 (fax)