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If multiple records describe the same bibliographic item, prefer (in this order):  
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If multiple records describe the same bibliographic item, prefer (in this order):
  
#Has'''040 DLC $c DLC''' (should have "D" in right hand column on hit list)  
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#Has '''040 DLC $c DLC''' (should have "D" in right hand column on hit list)
#Has 042 field  
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#Has 042 field
#In Fixed fields: '''Elvl:'''(top of second column). See table below for priority order  
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#In Fixed fields: '''Elvl:'''(top of second column). See table below for priority order
#If multiple records at same priority, choose record with greatest number of holdings attached  
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#If multiple records at same priority, choose record with greatest number of holdings attached
#Avoid records with '''040 UKM''' if possible.
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#Avoid records with 040 ǂe or ǂb if possible
#Look for records with the fullest amount of information, subject headings, and LC call number, and if order record has 035 LCMARC
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#Look for records with the fullest amount of information, subject headings, and LC call number
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#For multi-volume sets without individual titles for each volume, look for a single record
  
Before deciding that multiple records do describe the same bibliographic item, check for:  
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Before deciding that multiple records do describe the same bibliographic item, check for:
  
*Same title, author, edition, publisher, series  
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*Same title, author, edition, publisher, series
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*Presence of ǂh [microform] or ǂh [electronic resource], etc., in the 245 field
 
*Presence of 533 note indicating record is for a photocopy or microform of the original
 
*Presence of 533 note indicating record is for a photocopy or microform of the original
  
[[Category:OCLC_records]]
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Encoding levels (Elvl):
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* _ (blank) Very good
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* I          Good
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* K        So-so (varies)
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* M        Poor
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* 8        Bad
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* Other    Rare, usually bad
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[[Category:OCLC records]]

Revision as of 12:28, 7 January 2013

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If multiple records describe the same bibliographic item, prefer (in this order):

  1. Has 040 DLC $c DLC (should have "D" in right hand column on hit list)
  2. Has 042 field
  3. In Fixed fields: Elvl:(top of second column). See table below for priority order
  4. If multiple records at same priority, choose record with greatest number of holdings attached
  5. Avoid records with 040 ǂe or ǂb if possible
  6. Look for records with the fullest amount of information, subject headings, and LC call number
  7. For multi-volume sets without individual titles for each volume, look for a single record

Before deciding that multiple records do describe the same bibliographic item, check for:

  • Same title, author, edition, publisher, series
  • Presence of ǂh [microform] or ǂh [electronic resource], etc., in the 245 field
  • Presence of 533 note indicating record is for a photocopy or microform of the original


Encoding levels (Elvl):

  • _ (blank) Very good
  • I Good
  • K So-so (varies)
  • M Poor
  • 8 Bad
  • Other Rare, usually bad