Re: [IUG] Scopes in webpac and alternatives
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We implemented scopes in 2002 and went the "fake bib locations" route.
It doesn't cause any problems as far as system usage goes, but it does
require maintenance on my part, as the system coordinator. Because we
use the Link Maintenance product to maintain links between bib and item
locations, our acquisitions and cataloging staff are not required to
remember any of the new codes.
We initially had the same setup as you--one bib loc for each campus or
library. Now we up to 7 bib locs per campus/library. It requires me to
keep a massive spreadsheet and to update the Link Maintenance mapping
table whenever changes are made to the scopes. Without Link
Maintenance, I would consider the task impossible.
I did a poster session explaining our scoping setup at the IUG in
2008--its on the IUG website, and may be helpful.
Wright State University Libraries
Dayton, Ohio 45435
On 11/9/2010 6:14 PM, Melissa Airoldi wrote:
We want patrons to be able to search for various collections such as
Reference and Easy Reading, etc in our webpac. We have location codes
for Reference and Easy Reading collections.
Is there a way besides scopes or featured lists to do this?
If we use scopes:
None of our bcodes will work for this. iii recommended that we set up
fake bib location codes and link to the item location codes. There is
no way to set up a scope using the real bib location code.
The idea of setting up fake bib locations doesn't sound good to me.
Have any of you done this? What problems did it cause? I'm not sure
that anyone else has ever done something like this.
We currently have one bib location code per campus. Having three or
more fake bib locations per campus will obviously cause confusion in
reports and stats and it will be something else for ACQ and CAT staff
Thanks for your help.
Melissa Airoldi Austin Community College
Library System Administrator PIN LS TSA
(512) 223-8683 voice 7748 Highway 290 West
(512) 223-8611 fax Austin, TX 78736
airoldi at austincc dot edu
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