SCIPIO

Revised 9/8/2009

Database name: SCIPIO 

Short database name: SCIPIO

Available on: FirstSearch Production Server only

Why select this database?

  • Only online list of auction catalog records in existence.
  • Provides information to auction sales catalogs from all major North American and European auction houses as well as many private sales.
  • Valuable source of information on art objects, rare books, history of collecting and contemporary and historical market trends.
  • Catalogs for sales from the late sixteenth century to scheduled auctions not yet held.
  • Records include the dates and places of sales, the auction houses, sellers, institutional holdings, and titles of works.
Subjects included
art objects rare books
collection sets rugs
estates sketching
furniture sculpture
jewelry textiles
paintings  

Coverage/update frequency

Includes catalogs from the late sixteenth century to scheduled auctions that have not yet been held

New records are added daily.

Record display information

List of FirstSearch fields for SCIPIO and the MARC fields to which they correspond.

The MARC records returned from this database will be the OCLC-MARC records as they were input into the system.

This database can have any valid MARC tag in it. Besides the valid MARC tags, the following FirstSearch Locally Defined fields also exist:

Bibliographic Records MARC Fields with Specialized Meaning in SCIPIO

Field Name MARC Field(s)
Bibliographic Records MARC Fields with Specialized Meaning in SCIPIO
Sales code 024/a
Date of sale in YYYYMMDD format 033/a
Date of sale displayed as an English spelled-out date 033/9
Auction house 110
Commonly used note field 518/a
Seller, or subject of auction 600
Seller, or subject of auction 653/a
Auctioneer 700
Bibliographic Records MARC Fields
Primary document type code 945/f
Additional document type codes 945/d
Number of holding library symbols connected to item 947/m
Date added to a database 947/n
Date last updated in Cataloging subsystem of WorldCat 947/p
Indicator for My Library holdings.

This indicates if authorization number's institution has local holdings attached in OCLC WorldCat. "Y" is yes. "N" is no.
947/s

Library Holdings

Field 948/a gives the ISO country code information for each library holding the item. Additional detailed holdings information is available in FirstSearch Z39.50 Configuration Guide - Element Set Names.

948

Document type "b" for book 949/i
ILL/Display type "b" for book 949/x

Indexes

What follows is a list of FirstSearch indexes and the combination of USE and STRUCTURE attributes that can be used to access them.

  1. For any FirstSearch label where multiple USE attributes are listed all the attributes will provide the exact same search result sets.
  2. Any USE attribute that is not marked as a restrictor is available via the SCAN service.
  3. Restrictors are specially implemented indexes and are not available for scanning. Terms for these must be ANDed with other terms to limit the size of the result set. See the table provided for each restrictor to determine valid terms and their associated meaning.

FirstSearch Indexes and USE and STRUCTURE attributes used to access them. These are grouped by the type of record retrieved.

Index Description Use Attribute Structure Attribute Indexed Fields and Subfields
Keyword (kw) Any

1016

5110

2 Fields found in the following indexes:

Author keyword

Title keyword

Notes

Subject

and

008 Date 1

008 Date 2

020/a,z

034/a,b,d,e,f,g

052/a & ab combined

255/a,b,c,d,e

Auction House (ah) OCLC defined 5060 1, 2 110/a-e,n,u
Author keyword (au) Author-name 1003

5003
2 100/a,b,c,d,j,q,u

110/a,b,c,d,e,n,u

111/a,c,d,e,n,q,u

245/c

505/r

508/a

511/a

550/a

700/a,b,c,d,j,q,u

710/a,b,c,d,e,n

711/a,c,d,e,n,q

720/a

770/a

773/a

780/a

785/a

787/a

800/a,b,c,d,q,u

810/a,b,c,d,e,n

811/a,c,d,e,n,q
Author Phrase (au=) Author-name 1003

5003
1 100/a,b,c,d,j,q

110/a,b,c,d,n

111/a,c,d,e,n,q

700/a,b,c,d,j,q

710/a,b,c,d,n

711/a,c,d,e,n,q

720/a
Citation index (ci) OCLC defined 5940 2 510/a,c
Date of Sale (ds)* Date search 1145 2, 5 033/a

Only for data in YYYYMMDD format. DD or MMDD may be replaced with hyphens if unknown, e.g. 200604--
Individual Auctioneer (ia) OCLC defined 5039 1, 2 700/a-d,j,q,u
Language   (ln=)* Code-language 54 1, 2 008 <lang>

041/b,d,e,f,g,j

041/a if first indicator is zero
Place of Sale (ps) OCLC defined 5062 2 500/a

518/a

Note: Only text preceded by Place of is indexed.
Seller/Subject (cx) OCLC defined 5063 1, 2 600/a-d,j,q

653/a
Standard Number (sn) Identifier-standard 1007 1,2 010/a,b,z

016/a,z

020/a,z

022/a,y,z

024/a

027/a,z

028/a

030/a,z

037/a

088/a

262/c

440/x

490/x

534/o,x,z

700/x

710/x

711/x

730/x

760/x,y,z

762/x,y,z

770/r,u,x,y,z

773/u,x,y,z

776/x,y,z

780/x,y,z

785/x,y,z

800/x

810/x

811/x

830/x
Subject (su, su=) Subject 21 1, 2 600/a,b,c,d,e,g,j,k,m,n,o,p,q,r,s,t,v,x,y,z

610/a,b,c,d,e,g,k,m,n,o,p,r,s,t,v,x,y,z

611/a,c,d,e,g,k,n,p,q,t,v,x,y,z

630/a,d,k,m,n,o,p,r,s,t,v,x,y,z

648/a,v,x,y,z

650/a,b,v,x,y,z

651/a,v,x,y,z

653/a

654/a,b,v,x,y,z

655/a,b,v,x,y,z
Subject All (sa=)

OCLC Defined 5090 1 600/a,b,c,d,e,g,j,k,m,n,o,p,q,r,s,t,v,x,y,z

610/a,b,c,d,e,g,k,m,n,o,p,r,s,t,v,x,y,z

611/a,c,d,e,g,k,n,p,q,t,v,x,y,z

630/a,d,k,m,n,o,p,r,s,t,v,x,y,z

648/a,v,x,y,z

650/a,b,v,x,y,z

651/a,v,x,y,z

653/a

655/a,b,v,x,y,z
Title keyword (ti) Title 4

5245

1002
2 031/d,t

100/t

110/t

111/t

130/a,d,f,g,k,m,n,o,p,r,s,t

210/a

214/a

222/a,b

240/a,d,f,g,k,m,no,p,r,s

242/a,b,n,p

243/a,d,f,g,k,m,n,o,p,r,s

245/a,b,f,g,k,n,p

246/a,b,n,p

247/a,b,n,p

440/a,n,p

490/a

505/t

700/g,k,m,n,o,p,r,s,t

710/d,g,k,m,n,o,p,r,s,t

711/g,k,n,p,s,t

730/a,d,f,g,k,m,n,o,p,r,s,t

740/a,n,p

770/a,s,t

773/p,s,t

780/s,t

785/s,t

787/s,t

800/g,k,m,n,o,p,r,s,t

810/d,g,k,m,n,o,p,r,s,t

811/g,k,n,p,s,t

830/a,d,f,g,k,m,n,o,p,r,s,t,v
Title (ti=) Title 4

1002

5245
1 130/a,d,f,g,k,m,n,o,p,r,s,t

222/a,b

240/a,d,f,g,k,m,n,o,p,r,s

245/a,b,f,g,k,n,p*

246/a,b,n,p

505/t

730/a,d,f,g,k,m,n,o,p,r,s,t

740/a,n,p
Update Date (up) Update date 1012 2 008
Year (yr) Date-publication 31 2,4,5,7 008

* Additional information on these indexes is given in the Searching Tips below.

Restrictors

The following restrictors can be used only in conjunction with an index search.   They must be added to an index search with the Boolean AND in order to receive results:

Restrictor Type Input Use Attribute Structure Attribute
Year (yr) All years

Single year

Range of years
--

1999, or 2000

-1899

1955-1967

1998-
31 5
Language Phrase* No Limit

English

Danish

Dutch

French

German

Italian

Spanish
--

english

danish

dutch

french

german

italian

spanish
54 1
Library Holdings (li) all

Library Symbol
--

xxx (OCLC symbol for the library)**
56

1044
2

* Language Phrase is both an index and a restrictor.

**To find the OCLC symbol for an institution, please see the Find an OCLC Library Web site.

Sorting

Search results in the SCIPIO database can be sorted by Auction House(5060), Title (4),  and Date of Sale (1145).

General punctuation rules

(exceptions are made, but these are generally correct):

Punctuation Rule Punctuation Rule
" Delete and collapse $ Delete and collapse
' (apostrophe) Delete and collapse % Delete and collapse
. Delete and collapse * Delete and collapse
, (comma) Delete and collapse + Delete and collapse
; Delete and collapse > Delete and collapse
: Delete and collapse < Delete and collapse
() Delete and collapse @ Delete and collapse
<> Delete and collapse ? Delete and collapse
{} Delete and collapse -- Delete and collapse
[] Delete and collapse / Substitute a space
= Delete and collapse - Retain and index
! Delete and collapse & Retain and index
# Delete and collapse

Searching tips

Date of Sale (1145).  The Date of Sale (use 1145) is the date the auction took place. It is searchable as a number index in the format of MMDDYYYY where MM is the month, DD is the date and YYYY is the year. This can be searched as:

MMDDYYYY

MMYYYY

YYYY

Or it can be searched as a range in these formats:

MMDDYYYY-MMDDYYYY

MMYYYY-MMYYYY

YYYY-YYYY

Language (54).  Language is searchable as using the three-letter codes of language found in the OCLC Marc Code List or using the two-character ISO codes for languages or using the English spelling of the Language code. The catalogs include many more languages then the top represented languages listed as restrictor suggestions.

Copyright

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