[Koha] Cataloging question - Electronic resource with no link (MARC21)
Caroline Cyr La Rose
caroline.cyr-la-rose at inlibro.com
Thu May 19 02:18:40 NZST 2022
Thanks so much for your answer! (I was hoping you would answer because
you're so knowledgable!)
If I understand correctly, $3 is indeed used to specify the library for
which the link is used, and it is possible to omit $u (as you said, it
dates back to when stuff would maybe be on cdroms).
I tried this in Koha
856 40 $3 Local periodical computer
and the staff interface and OPAC still showed a link. This may be
because of ind1= 4. I tried with different access methods, including
ind1 = 7 and 'file' in $2; Koha always shows a link, clickable, but that
I also noticed that in the worldcat example for 'Encyclopedia of
children and childhood', what I assume is in the $z (e.g. '(Unlimited
Concurrent Users)') is not included in the clickable part of the link.
Whereas in Koha, if you put something in $z, it will be clickable.
I understand it's a very fringe case that 856 would be used for
electronic resources that are not online (no $u). But to me, only
$a/$d/$f, $u and $y should be in the clickable part of the link. The
rest should be regular text. And if there is no $a/$d/$f or $u, there
should be no link at all (not even the 'Click here').
Maybe I will file a bug in bugzilla and see what others say, unless
someone else on the mailing list has an opinion.
Thank you again!
On 2022-05-17 17:16, Hernandez, Heather H wrote:
> Hi, Caroline--
> It's the way that it's supposed to work--if you look at this record on
> You'll see a link that says, "Flint Campus only," etc.--all the links
> have text indicating authorized users only (text that's been put into
> the 856 $z).
> It's supposed to work like that because many places have electronic
> resources that are available only to authorized users of particular
> networks. It dates back to when some resources would even be on
> CDRoms mounted on particular computers/drives that only authorized
> users could access.
> For the resource you're describing, if it were my library, I'd do
> something like:
> 856 40 $3 Research Center access $u http://... $z Requires staff login
> They might want, e.g.:
> 856 40 $3 Local periodical computer
> 856 40 $3 In-library access only
> You can use only the $3 if you want, too--we only use that field, and
> it will display in place of "Click here to access," e.g.:
> Details for: A dream of seven decades San Francisco's Aquatic Park / ›
> SF Maritime NHP Research Center catalog (bywatersolutions.com)
> I try to always put something into the $3, because "Click here to
> access" is antiquated, when so many users are tapping on their phones,
> and in the situation like you describe where not everyone is
> authorized to access.
> Ms. Heather Hernandez (she, her, hers) Technical Services Librarian
> Library catalog: https://keys.bywatersolutions.com/ San Francisco
> Maritime National Historical Park Research Center 2 Marina Blvd.,
> Bldg. E, 3rd floor, San Francisco, CA 94123-1284 415-561-7032 (office
> generally M-W, telecommuting Th-F) heather_hernandez at nps.gov <https://webmail.lmi.net/src/compose.php?send_to=heather_hernandez%40nps.gov>
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