Re: [IUG] globally updating call numbers
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Sounds like a job for MarcEdit, which has much more robust find/replace
capabilities than global update does.
You'd need to output your records into a file, massage them in MarcEdit, and
If you're not familiar with it, MarcEdit was developed by Terry Reese and
Kyle Banerjee at Oregon State, and is freely available on the web. It's
pretty easy to use, and *really* powerful for this kind of stuff.
Just Google "marcedit" and it's the first thing that comes up.
Head, Technical Services
Wright State University Libraries
3640 Col. Glenn Hwy.
Dayton OH 45435
martin dot jenkins at wright dot edu 937.775.4983
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From: "Donna Peterson" <dpeterson at co dot carver dot mn dot us>
To: <cataloging at listserv dot iii dot com>; <innopac at innovativeusers dot org>
Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2009 7:29 PM
Subject: [IUG] globally updating call numbers
We have a project where we are going to be changing the call numbers on
our DVDs from Dewey numbers to genres. Our call numbers are in our bib
records. Our current call numbers look like this:
092 |fDVD |a709.456 |bVAT
We need to remove the |a Dewey # and add to the |f the genre title for
that title. The |b will stay the same. Our new call number will look
092 |fDVD ARTS |bVAT
I've searched CSDirect and the archives. I've learned that we cannot
delete just a subfield, so we can't just delete |a. How should we go
about changing the call # so we remove the |a and add to the |f?
Donna L. Peterson
Technical Services Manager
Carver County Library
4 City Hall Plaza
Chaska, MN 55318
email: dpeterson at co dot carver dot mn dot us
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