RE: [IUG] (no subject) [Years in OPAC display]
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- Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 15:43:16 -0400
- From: "Strouse, Mary" <STROUSE at law dot edu>
- Subject: RE: [IUG] (no subject) [Years in OPAC display]
This was an unannounced, unwelcome and unpleasant change that showed up
a few releases ago (2001?). Prior to that time, the entire 260 |c would
display in the year column in record browse screens, and in the expanded
view of index browse screens. Now, only the last date displays, and I
believe it is taken from the fixed field data rather than the 260.
III did restore the dash indicating an open entry (at one point, even
that was gone). This is a particularly maddening problem for law
libraries because closed serials display only the end date of the
serial, rather than the date range. A typical academic law library
might be 30-40% serials, and title changes are common.
You have two imperfect options. III will let you turn off the year
column entirely. There's a WWWOption that controls this.
Alternatively, if you are using bibcite.html, you can specify the entire
260 |c to display in the entry for record browse.
Once you implement bibcite, this format will apply whenever a record
browse is called for, which includes the results of all keyword
searches, and the results of phrase searches (author, title, subject,
etc.) whenever the results are 1) limited 2) or sorted (other than
system-sorted) or 3) when the search terms match on one and only one
So, if you have briefcit, the only time patrons will see the second date
will be in system-sorted index browses (phrase search where search term
matches on more than one indexed term). Maybe it would be practical to
turn off the year column for those cases.
Mary M. Strouse
Head of Technical Services
Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library
Catholic University of America
(202) 319-4447 FAX
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[mailto:innopac-bounces at innopacusers dot org] On Behalf Of Kym Ogden
Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2007 9:59 AM
To: innopac at innopacusers dot org
Subject: [IUG] (no subject)
We are having problems with the copyright dates for AV materials
displaying the way we want on the public display. If we have a 2005 DVD
of the 1949 "Twelve O'Clock High" only the first date in the 260 imprint
field displays on the public title search screen. It is causing some
confusion because some of ours users interpret that as meaning there has
been a remake of the film, rather than a change in format. Is there a
way to have both dates display on the public title search screen?
What am I doing wrong?
You can e-mail me directly if this is not of general interest at
kogden at lapcat dot org dot
Thanks so much for any assistance!
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