RE: [IUG] subfield v in 65X field
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Regarding your first question, it's hard to give a definitive answer
that applies to every situation. Certainly, you can assume that your
users won't actually ask you to supply for this coding retrospectively
:-), but that doesn't say anything about whether or not the coding is
useful. Separate, consistent coding always allows for future
possibilities, where generalized, inconsistent coding does not. One
scenario: we have a form/genre index, which at present does not include
65X $v terms. But it could, and if/when we reindex, I would want to
include them in that index. At present, we have "words in the
form/genre" as a limit on searches. With consistent $v coding, those
subdivisions could be used as a limit. Do you see what I mean? No,
nobody's going to beat down the door demanding this, but it would allow
for potential service enhancements. We need to think ahead of what our
users can already imagine, I believe.
The second question is a lot simpler: the answer is yes! I've done some
of this already. No need to hand code these changes.
Levin Library, Curry College
From: innopac-bounces at innopacusers dot org
[mailto:innopac-bounces at innopacusers dot org] On Behalf Of Linda Anne Divan
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2005 9:33 AM
To: innopac at innopacusers dot org
Subject: [IUG] subfield v in 65X field
Our other cataloger is concerned because many of our form subdivisions
are still in subfield x rather than subfield v. We made the switch in
1999 to using |v for form subdivisions, but did not change the |x form
subdivisions to |v - she thinks we should.
So I have 2 questions : besides the fact that |v is currently correct,
is there a reason to go back and change the |x form subdivisions to |v?
(does it really make a difference to our users?)
If there is a pressing reason for the change, could it be done with a
rapid or global update?
Thanks for your help.
251 N. Main St.
Cedarville, OH 45314
divanl at cedarville dot edu