Local Information in Cataloguing

Library Specific Local Information
Item Specific Local Information

Library Specific Local Information

Applies to all items attached to the record belonging to the scoped library.

Table 5.1. Library Specific Local Information

MARC FieldField NameScoping SubfieldOPAC Visible?Use

506

Restrictions on Access Note

5

Yes

Used to note who is allowed to access the resource.

521

Target Audience Note

5

Yes

Used to indicate the audience the resource is intended for (ie. reading level or video rating).

540

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note

5

Yes

Used to note how the resource can be used (ie. Public Performance Rights).

59X

Local Notes

5

No

Used for any local notes that do not fit into another field.

595

Local Notes (Indexed)

5

No

Used for any local notes that need to be searchable in the OPAC.

69X

Local Subject Access Fields

5

Yes

Used for local subject headings (ie. not Library of Congress or Canadian Subject Headings).

856

Electronic Location and Access

9

Yes

Used to provide the URL for access to electronic resources.


Please refer to the Library of Congress' MARC Standards for further information regarding these fields.

Item Specific Local Information

Applies to the specific item (also referred to as copy).

Table 5.2. Item Specific Local Information

NamePatron VisibleUse

Copy Statistical Category

No

Used for commonly repeated information about a copy (ie. vendor).

Copy Note

No

Used for information specific to the copy (ie. Adopt a Book sponsor).

Copy Note (Public)

Yes

Used for information specific to the copy that may be of interest to a patron (ie. autographed copy).

Copy Alert

Yes

Used for information that should been seen when an item is checked in or out (ie. Damage or number of pieces to check for). CAUTION: some 3rd party self check machines cannot display copy alerts.


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