Re: Suppressed authority records
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- Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2000 19:28:53 +0100 (BST)
- From: Mieko Yamaguchi <m.yamaguchi@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Suppressed authority records
On Tue, 5 Sep 2000, Elizabeth Thomsen wrote:
> We use automated authority
> processing, and were unhappy to discover that the system won't update
> headings if the authority record is suppressed.
> We suppress authority records when we don't want them to display to
> patron, because they would all fall next to each other in the index and
> would all display uselessly when a user enters a simple lastname,
> firstname search.
I seem to remember this enhancement was introduced because a number of
users requested it.
> If some libraries want to be able to make authority records inactive
> rather than merely suppressed, maybe there should be an option for this,
> or there could be two suppression codes, one which means "suppress the
> display," and one which means "suppress the display and don't use for
> updating headings."
Yes, designating one suppression code for authorities which should be
ignored for updating headings, while using others for suppressing them
from public view seems like a good solution.
Mieko Yamaguchi m.yamaguchi@xxxxxxxxxx
Technical Services Manager/System Coordinator +44 (0)1248 382970
Main Library, University of Wales Bangor, UK +44 (0)1248 382979 (Fax)
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