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Tip #115: Remove the 510 and other fields while editing

At the last Evergreen Indiana Cataloging Committee meeting, it was decided to add the 510 (Citation/References note) field to the list of variable fields that should be removed from MARC records in Evergreen.

Before adding holding to an imported or existing Evergreen record, always ‘clean up’ the record by removing the unwanted fields listed in the EI Cataloging Procedures Guide.

Fields that commonly need to be deleted include:

9xx EXCEPT 901, 994 and some 949

Do not 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 EI Cataloging Procedures Guide.

To delete a field, place your cursor somewhere in the targeted row and press both the shift and delete keys.

For more information about using the MARC editor, refer to Chapter 14 of the Evergreen Indiana Cataloging Training Manual.
Originally published on January 6, 2012.

Tip #101: Adding local author/artist information to a MARC record

Patrons and staff sometimes want to find library materials of local interest. This includes books written by local authors or about local celebrities, as well as music and film featuring local actors and musicians.

Prior to joining Evergreen, many libraries made these materials easier to find by adding information in a 590 local note or a 690 local subject heading. However, use of these fields is prohibited in Evergreen Indiana.

So what can be added to a bibliographic record to enable patrons and staff to identify an item as being of local interest?

In Evergreen Indiana, catalogers may add 650 subject headings to identify materials about or featuring local artists, authors, musicians, and actors.

To do this, use the format shown in the following examples:

650 _0 |a Authors |z Indiana.
650 _0 |a Musicians |z Indiana.
650 _0 |a Actors |z Indiana.
650 _0 |a Authors |z Indiana |z Ripley County.
650 _0 |a Artists |z Indiana |z Bedford.

By adding this type of subject heading, staff and library users can do a subject or keyword search for “Indiana authors”, “Bedford artists”, etc. and locate the local interest materials they seek.
Originally published on September 16, 2011.

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