[Koha] Displaying MARC record data
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Mon Nov 12 03:20:07 NZDT 2001
On Thu, Nov 08, 2001 at 12:42:00PM -0800, Tonnesen Steve wrote:
> I was thinking more along the lines of how are records formatted for
> display to users. I suspect that generally more information is shown to
> librarians than OPAC users.
I think even greater anarchy reigns there. ISBD is supposed to be a
related display standard but there is no real fit between it and MARC.
> Does order matter? What if the $h subfield appeared after the $c
> subfield? Would the Title then be printed as:
Order within the tag does matter. (I worked with a system where you
could have subfields ordered, it was never turned on and did lead to
some weird results if you did.
> If a 245 tag contains a $c subfield (Statement of Responsibility), would
> you then _not_ print out any data in the 100 tag (Main Entry -- Personal
I think this a problem that's unresoved, the statement of responsibility
is what appears in the ISBD Book description the 100 is really the index
tracing, but most systems display the 100 (and usually the statement of
> Which tags are typically displayed for OPAC users? Which for librarians?
> Or do librarians like to see full MARC records in all their glory? :)
For librarians I's go with display all. (avoids nasty surprises later)
> My first attempt at a MARC editor is at:
> feel free to try it out and make comments.
Personally I prefer to edit the whole tag rather than subfield at a
time. I think it gives a better approach to record structure. (and in
MARC21/USMARC with the embedded punctuation having a hanging space ; at
the end of the field looks weird). But that may just be a personal
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