[IUG] Finding bib records that don't contain a variable field
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- Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2011 08:01:48 -0500
- From: "Linda Anne Divan" <DIVANL at cedarville dot edu>
- Subject: [IUG] Finding bib records that don't contain a variable field
I need to find bib records that don't contain a 599 field (locally added to give location details). For several years, I've used a saved search strategy that included "Bib record, MARC tag 599 = " leaving the box for Value A empty, so that the search command is to find bib records in which 599 field equals nothing (does not exist)
When I ran my search this week, it came up empty. But when I ran the search without this command (just asking for bibs cataloged in a certain time frame), I got over 300 records.
So I'm wondering why, all of a sudden, the search isn't working. Or if I lost an important part of my brain in the last 2 weeks (last time the search worked) and have forgotten how to do this kind of search!
Thanks for any help.
Library Systems Co-ordinator
251 N. Main St.
Cedarville, OH 45314
divanl at cedarville dot edu
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