[Koha] Marc21 uniform-title and koha

James Weinheimer weinheimer.jim.l at gmail.com
Wed Sep 23 03:28:38 NZST 2015

On 9/22/2015 4:32 PM, Gaetan Boisson wrote:
> as a non specialist in marc21 i am being asked how to fill field 240
> properly.
> What i understood from what was explained to me today, is that when 240
> refers to a uniform title that doesn't have a clearly defined and unique
> author, a uniform-title authority will be used, with the header in 130.
> But if the title has one unique and unambiguous author, a person for
> instance, a personal name authority should be used, with the title in
> 100$t.
> Seeing how authorities work in Koha this doesn't seem feasible, as the
> subfields will be copied from the specified header to the bibliographic
> record, and this would involve copying a 100$t to a 240$a while the
> 100$a of the authority is copied to the 100$a of the bibliographic record.
> Can anyone confirm this understanding of the marc21 standard and give me
> a better clue of how it is supposed to be implemented in Koha?

Concerning the MARC format, when you have a uniform title, and it is 
main entry, e.g. "Beowulf" it goes into a 130.
130 \0 $aBeowulf

If you have a uniform title and it has an author, the author's heading 
will go into the 1xx field (a person's name in 100, a corporate name in 
110, etc.) and the title goes into 240, not into 100$t. So, you have
100 0\ $aHomer.
240 10 $aIliad

This works differently if there is a uniform title for another work. So, 
if Homer's Iliad is one part of a book, e.g. the title is "Masterpieces 
of Greek literature" and one part is Homer's Iliad, it works:

245 00 Masterpieces of Greek literature
700 02 $aHomer.$tIliad.

I don't know if this helps or just makes it more confusing...

I have noticed that a lot of this does not seem to display in the 
default public view of Koha and if you want it to display, you have to 
implement it with your style sheet.

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