[Koha] Completeness of records for importing

franc at library.iisc.ernet.in franc at library.iisc.ernet.in
Wed Aug 22 16:06:02 NZST 2012

On Tue, 21 Aug 2012, Paul wrote:

> At 02:29 PM 8/21/2012 +0530, franc at library.iisc.ernet.in wrote:
> [snip]
>> Field 008 has been generated by the MarcEdit tool. Should it be substituted 
>> with 260$c using the same tool? I did look up the LoC site to have a better 
>> understanding of the field 008. It says character position 07-10 as Date1. 
>> Could you please let me know as to what does 'Date1' refer to?
> "Date 1/beginning date of publication" -- pls see 
> <http://www.loc.gov/marc/umb/um07to10.html#part10> -- for books (rather than 
> serials, which can also have an "ending date of publication") this date is 
> most often the same as 260$c (for a full discussion of 260$c and 260$g, see 
> <http://www.loc.gov/marc/bibliographic/bd260.html>.)
> Paul

Thank you, Paul, for the clarification and also for the pointers. Its 
still not clear to me as to how should the value of 260$c be assigned to 
the positions 7-10 of field 008?

Thanks and regards, Francis

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