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Recent enhancements to Connexion browser

264 field in WorldCat search results

(Completed: May 2012)

Record descriptions in a brief or truncated list of WorldCat search results include data from the 264 field, if present in the record and if no field 260, 261, or 262 is present. Field 264 contains RDA production, publication, distribution, and manufacture information.

Classify

(Completed: May 2012)

Use a new command in the Edit list to automatically supply a Dewey or Library of Congress classification number in a displayed record for a book, DVD, CD, or other material type in a field you specify. The new command uses the FRBR-based Classify Web service to provide a classification number from a WorldCat record with a matching standard number in this order: OCLC number, ISBN, ISSN, UPC, LCCN.

GLIMIR

(Completed: May 2012)

Set an option to show search results in GLIMIR ( Global Library Manifestation Identifie r) clusters of WorldCat bibliographic records that have different languages of cataloging for the same work (called “parallel” records). For each cluster, GLIMIR search results show the number of records that your library holds, the total number of holdings, and the total number of records. GLIMIR clusters make it easier to identify and select the exact record you need for cataloging. WARNING : Please do not select the GLIMIR option at this time. Many records in WorldCat do not yet contain GLIMIR information. OCLC will announce when this option is available for use.

RDA Toolkit IP authentication

(Completed: May 2012)

Select new Use IP authentication option to link to RDA Toolkit without having to enter your RDA Toolkit username and password in Connexion.

RDA workforms

(Completed: May 2012)

Set an option using General tab > Admin > Preferences to use RDA versions of the existing AACR2 workforms to create records. Set the option separately for bibliographic and/or authority workforms. Existing workforms open by default when you create new records unless you set the RDA workform option(s).

OCLC-MARC Bibliographic, Authority, and Holdings Formats Update 2012

(Completed: May 2012)

Changes related to the OCLC-MARC Bibliographic, Authority, and Holdings Formats Update 2012.  This includes MARC 21 Update No. 13 (dated September 2011), code list additions and changes published chiefly since August 2011, and other suggestions from WorldCat users and OCLC staff.  Many of these elements, including those from MARC 21 Update No. 13, are related to Resource Description and Access (RDA).  Among the points of interest :

  • Implementation of new subfield $0 (Authority Record Control Number or Standard Number) in fields 034 “Coded Cartographic Mathematical Data” and 043 (Geographic Area Code) in the Bibliographic and Authority Formats.
  • Implementation of new subfields $k (Language Code of Intermediate Translations), $m (Language Code of Original Accompanying Materials Other Than Librettos), and $n (Language Code of Original Libretto) in field 041 (Language Code) in the Bibliographic format.
  • Implementation of new First Indicator “7” (Other Edition Specified in Subfield $2) in fields 082 (Dewey Decimal Classification Number) and 083 (Additional Dewey Decimal Classification Number) in the Bibliographic and Authority Formats.
  • Implementation of new subfield $q (Assigning Agency) in field 084 (Other Classification Number) in the Bibliographic format.
  • Implementation of new fields 264 (Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice), 344 (Sound Characteristics), 345 (Projection Characteristics of Moving Image), 346 (Video Characteristics), 347 (Digital File Characteristics), and 377 (Associated Language) in the Bibliographic format.
  • Implementation of new subfields $j (Generation), $k (Layout), $m (Book Format), $n (Font Size), $o (Polarity), $0 (Authority Record Control Number or Standard Number), and $2 (Source) in field 340 (Physical Medium) in the Bibliographic format.
  • Implementation of new fields 368 (Other Corporate Body Attributes) and 378 (Fuller Form of Personal Name) in the Authority format .
  • Implementation of new subfield $l (Language term) in field 377 (Associated Language) in the Authority format.
  • Implementation of new indicators and new subfields $b (Soloist), $d (Doubling Instrument), $n (Number of Performers of the Same Medium), $p (Alternative Medium of Performance), $s (Total Number of Performers), and $v (Note) in field 382 (Medium of Performance) in the Bibliographic and Authority formats.
  • Implementation of new subfields $d (Thematic Index Code), $e (Publisher Associated with Serial or Opus Number), and $2 (Source Code) in field 383 (Numeric Designation of Musical Work) in the Bibliographic and Authority formats

OCLC Technical Bulletin 261 contains more information.

Changes to controlling headings

(Completed: February 2012)

For Edit > Control All Headings: The system

  • Uncontrols incorrectly controlled headings (descriptive name headings and/or subject headings).
  • Automatically checks for an updated version of the heading text and updates the text if needed.
  • Automatically updates a previously fully or partially controlled heading with punctuation-only changes.
  • Automatically re-evaluates some types of partially controlled headings and attempts to fully control them.

Insert from cited record for 8xx fields

(Completed: February 2012)

Using the Insert from Cited Record command in the Function list for the appropriate field, you can insert series added entry fields 800, 810, 811, and 830 from cited records in addition to inserting linked entry fields 760 to 787. The added entry fields let you relate a volume in a series to the series, for example.

Authority Control Enhancements

(Completed: August 2011)

The following enhancements are available to users of both the Windows-based Connexion client and the Web-based Connexion browser.

  • Changes to automatically add a closing date and insert the controlled heading into the bibliographic record when attempting to control a personal name tagged as a 100, 600, 700, and 800. Technical Bulletin 259 has been revised to include additional information for the personal name date expansion.
  • Other controlling changes include the reduction of unexpected automatic subfield flips and the resolution of selected known punctuation problems.  Examples of resolved known problems include:
    • Resolution of incorrect deletion of an exclamation mark (!) or question mark (?) when followed by ; $o arr.
    • Resolution of the incorrect deletion of a period that is part of an abbreviation preceding $v
    • Resolution of the incorrect handling of punctuation for uniform title headings when $n follows a closing parenthesis

OCLC-MARC Bibliographic, Authority, and Holdings Formats Update 2011

(Completed: August 2011)

OCLC implemented the changes related to the OCLC-MARC Bibliographic, Authority, and Holdings Formats Update 2011. This includes MARC 21 Update No. 12 (dated October 2010), elements from other recent MARC 21 Updates whose implementations had been postponed, code list additions and changes published chiefly since May 2010, and other suggestions from WorldCat users and OCLC staff. Many of these elements, including those from MARC 21 Update No. 12, are related to Resource Description and Access (RDA).

Among the points of interest:

  • Definition of a new “Descriptive Cataloging Form” (Leader/18; OCLC Fixed Field: Desc) value “c” indicating “ISBD Punctuation Omitted” in the Bibliographic Format.

  • Implementation of four additional 007 fields (“Physical Description Fixed Fields”) for Kit, Notated Music, Text, and Unspecified, in the Bibliographic and Holdings Formats.

  • Implementation of a new fixed field element in the Computer File format, “Form of Item” (Computer File 008/23 and 006/06; OCLC Fixed Field: Form) in the Bibliographic Format.

  • Implementation of a new subfield $3 “Materials Specified” in field 034 “Coded Cartographic Mathematical Data” in the Bibliographic and Authority Formats.

  • Implementation of a new subfield $u “Uniform Resource Identifier” in field 561 “Ownership and Custodial History” in the Bibliographic and Holdings Formats.

  • Implementation of a new subfield $i “Relationship Information” in OCLC-defined 79X “Local Added Entry” fields in the Bibliographic Format.

  • Implementation of a new subfield $5 “Institution to Which Field Applies” in Series Added Entry fields 800, 810, 811, and 830 in the Bibliographic Format.

  • Implementation of three new Bibliographic indexes:   Date Created as MARC (“dm:”), Entity Attributes (“en:”), and Physical Description (“p3:”). Two additional new Bibliographic indexes will be implemented later in 2011: Provenance (“pv:”) and Name and Title (“nx=”). All of these new indexes and other indexing changes described in Technical Bulletin 260 will gradually become apparent as WorldCat is reindexed over the next few months.

See Technical Bulletin 260 for more information.

NACO/Enhance expansion

(Completed: August 2011)

In cooperation with the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC), OCLC has expanded the capabilities of OCLC participants with NACO authorizations. Individuals with NACO authorizations, along with those with National Level CONSER and National Level Enhance authorizations, which already include NACO capabilities, are now able to edit and replace BIBCO records (non-serial records with 042 code “pcc”). Creation of new BIBCO records and authentication of existing non-BIBCO records (i.e., adding 042 code “pcc”) will continue to be restricted to those with National Level Enhance authorizations in their specified formats. OCLC will be working with NACO participants to familiarize them with their new capabilities.

Authority Control Enhancements

(Completed: May 2011)

The following enhancements to authority control are available to users of both the Windows-based Connexion client and the Web-based Connexion browser.

  • Changes to punctuation; resulting in the ability to correctly control many more types of headings, including music uniform titles.
  • Changes to restrict automatic tag flips when controlling.
  • Changes to enable the ability to easily control many reported ‘uncontrollable’ heading.
  • Changes that now include the inclusion of candidate non-script headings when attempting to ‘control all’ headings in a bibliographic records.
  • Changes to enable the controlling of Library of Congress genre authority records (Note: requires Connexion browser or Connexion client version 2.30; not available in Connexion client versions 2.10 or 2.20).
  • Changes to standardize controlling to use a unified controlling window.

Technical Bulletin 259 provides additional information.

Language of Cataloging Limiter

(Completed: May 2011)

You can easily limit your searches by language of cataloging in the Command Line Search and Keyword/Numeric Search areas of the Search WorldCat screen. Select the Apply Language of Cataloging Limiter and select a language from the dropdown to limit your search to records with a specific language of cataloging. When you select the limiter in one search area it is automatically selected in the other search area. This does not apply to the Quick Search. In the Quick Search area you will need to continue to manually add the language of cataloging limiter (ll:) to your search.

Link to RDA Toolkit

(Completed: May 2011)

If you subscribe to the RDA Toolkit, you can enable field-specific access to the guidelines in the online Toolkit. On the General tab, under Admin, select Preference. On the Preferences screen, click RDA Toolkit Options. Select the Enable RDA Toolkit check box and enter your RDA Toolkit subscription user name and password. While editing a bibliographic or authority record, move the cursor to a field you are modifying or adding and click RDA Tooklkit in the Functions list. This is available only in MARC Template view.

If there are no RDA instructions for a particular field, the message “MARC Element Not Found” will display.

A subscription to the RDA Toolkit is required to use this feature. If you do not know your RDA Toolkit subscription user name and password please contact rdatoolkit@ala.org. If you are interested in information about a subscription to the RDA Toolkit, please visit www.rdatoolkit.org/subscribe.

OCLC-MARC Bibliographic, Authority, and Holdings Formats Update 2010

(Completed: May 2010)

This includes MARC 21 Update No. 10 (October 2009) and most of MARC Update No. 11 (February 2010), MARC Code List changes between July 2009 and April 2010, and user and OCLC staff suggestions. Many of the changes are related to the scheduled testing and possible future implementation of Resource Description and Access (RDA), the proposed successor to AACR2.

See OCLC Technical Bulletin 258 for more information.

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