[Koha] Cataloging question - Electronic resource with no link (MARC21)

Caroline Cyr La Rose caroline.cyr-la-rose at inlibro.com
Wed May 18 08:54:56 NZST 2022

Hello everyone!

I wanted the community's opinion on this. I have a client who has 
electronic versions of periodicals, but they are not accessible online. 
(I'm not sure how it works to get them, but I'm told the files are on a 
computer at one of the libraries... anyway.)

I figured we could use 856$3 and/or 856$z to signify that users can see 
copies if they go to XYZ library. But as soon as we put something in 
either $3 or $z, both the staff interface and the OPAC show links 
(either the text is blue or it shows 'Click here to access...', even if 
there is nothing in 856$u or $a/$d/$f. The links don't do anything if 
you click on them.

Does that seem like a bug or it's how MARC is supposed to work? Is it ok 
to use 856 to indicate that there is an electronic copy of the resource 
somewhere even if that copy is not on the Web? I think so, but I may be 

We thought about putting that info in a 5XX somewhere, but those are 
hidden in the Descriptions/Notes tabs and users might not see the info.

Thanks for your help!


Caroline Cyr La Rose, M.L.I.S.
Librarian | Product Manager

Phone: 1-833-465-4276, ext. 221
Caroline.Cyr-La-Rose at inLibro.com <mailto:caroline.cyr-la-rose at inLibro.com>

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