Date: Tue, 31 Aug 1999 09:05:15 -0400
From: Deborah Harrell <dharrell@WESTGA.EDU>
Subject: Re: Detailed Holdings date problem (Stephanie Duennebier)
Go with what you have. If the piece has a vol/issue number, use it; if it
doesn't use whatever information is provided.
We have one title that published an "international theme issue". It
carried no dates or numbers, so when I created it, I gave it the current
year (1999) and "SI 1" for its numeration, then the name was
"international theme issue".
In the comments area of that particular checkin, I noted that the piece
actually lacked all numeration.
Ingram Library, State University of West Georgia
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Thu, 19 Aug 1999 15:48:46 -1000
> From: Steph <sduenneb@HAWAII.EDU>
> Subject: Detailed Holdings date problem
> When you receive a serial with no day or month of publication (e.g.
> annuals), what do you use as the issue date? What about items with no
> date at all, not even a year?
> We are a large academic library using CARL, and we are having a problem in
> that the system requires a limited range of values for the YYMMDD issue
> date field--it will not accept blanks or "00". (This is in the issue-level
> holdings records, and was not a problem until our Y2K upgrade.)
> We are trying to decide if we should make up day and month values, (e.g.
> arbitrarily say that all annuals will be Jan. 1, YYYY), and if so, what
> should we use?
> If anyone else has solved a similar problem or has any insight, your input
> and help would be appreciated. Thank you very much!
> --Stephanie Duennebier
> Serials Support Librarian
> University of Hawaii at Manoa Library
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