Tip #34: Some 949 fields can no longer be deleted

Reminder: Some 949 fields can no longer be deleted

Government documents held by the State Library are now in the Evergreen Indiana database. The 949 field of these MARC records identifies the form of the document so it’s important that this field is not deleted.

In the past, we’ve been deleting all 9xx fields except for the 901 and 994. Now the procedure has changed and we also cannot delete a 949 field if it looks like any of the examples below:

949 __ $h SUDOC (for government documents in print)
949 __ $h SUDOCC (for government documents on CD-ROM)
949 __ $h SUDOCF (for government documents on microfiche)
949 __ $h ONLINE (for government documents in an online environment)

All other 949 fields should still be deleted.

The complete list of MARC fields that should be deleted can be found on pages 2.6 – 2.8 of the recently updated EI Cataloging Procedures Guide.
Originally published on April 30, 2010.


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