Re: Updating variable length fields
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- Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2001 16:49:55 -0400
- From: Linda Bills <lbills@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Updating variable length fields
I was fascinated by all the solutions to Stephanie's problem. In similar
circumstances I used to create a list of the affected records, work out the
keystrokes needed to make the change in Update from a File, Copy them into
my workstation memory (in my case a mac), and then just paste them multiple
times. The keystroke combinations change field information with
replace/editing, quit, save, and retrieve the next record. The only
problem is that in each record the line number may be different, so that
has to be input by hand.
However, now I have found something much better for very large numbers of
bib records (anything over 100) -- Take the III load table course! Then
you can output the records, and re-input them through a little load table
that just fixes the relevant field. this does not (so far as I know) work
on attached records, though.
>Our Head of Cataloging would like to change a subfield in our 099 field so
>that our call numbers would read VHS 791.43 instead of VIDEOCASSETTE
>>From reading in the manual we can delete variable length fields via rapid
>update and then add variable length fields by rapid updating individual
>records. The adding of variable length fields via rapid update sounds as
>though you must still manually enter each bib record number in order for
>the change to take place.
>How have other places handled making changes like this? Has anyone come up
>with a rapid way of either changing or adding variable length fields in
>bib records? Our Cataloger was even wondering about exporting the records
>out of the Innopac and using a different software package to make the
>changes and then importing the records back into the Innopac. I've no
>experience with this and so didn't know if this would be a possibility?
>Thank you very much for your help!
>Arapahoe Library District
>5955 S. Holly St.
>Littleton CO, 80121
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