533 ## |a Printout. |b [Alliance, OH : |c Mount Union College Library, |d 2008]. |e 53 p. ; 28 cm. |n Printed from web site (June 4, 2008).
586 ## National Book Award, 2008
586 ## Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction, 2000
586 ## Academy Award for Best Picture, 2007
586 ## Best Documentary, Appalachian Film Festival, 2009
Libraries may use Library of Congress Classification, Dewey Decimal Classification, National Library of Medicine Classification, or Superintendent of Documents Classification (SuDoc). The call number field in bibliographic records is suppressed in the OPAC. When making a change in an item record call number, it is not necessary to make a corresponding change in the bibliographic record.
The OhioLINK Database Improvement and Discoverability (DIAD) Policy Team issued guidelines for addressing outdated or offensive subject terms in the documents below. These guidelines are optional actions that individual institutions can undertake in their local catalogs if they wish to do so.
Because local changes can be superseded by batch loading records, authority work, and other factors, OPAL has opted for a more permanent solution. As of fall 2021 offensive subject headings are identified and removed using a script after records return from MARCIVE authority processing and before they are loaded into Sierra. Currently, this process is applied to the LCSH term, "Illegal aliens" (based on the report from the SAC Working Group). Details about specific changes to the authority records can be found in the document below.
Additional recommendations for changes to outdated or offensive subject terms can be submitted by any OPAL member to the Cataloging COI Coordinator for discussion at the next COI meeting. After approval by the Cataloging COI and Director's Council, OhioNet will add the term(s) to the existing authorities script for processing and replacement. In the absence of a COI coordinator, requests may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Libraries should use their own discretion in choosing records for serials.
Libraries should follow the standards for LIBRARY HAS statements defined in the OhioLINK Handbook.
Libraries should follow OPTION A. OhioLINK recommends that Level 3 summary holdings statement conventions be followed, and further recommends that Option A -- wherein enumeration and chronology is recorded together with captions in non-MARC LIB HAS fields -- as the preferred format.
Libraries should follow OhioLINK’s standards for Cataloging Electronic Resources.
The OPAL database should only contain catalog records describing monographic electronic resources, such as ebooks, online videos, and streaming audio. Records for other categories of electronic resources, as listed in the table below, should not be included in the OPAL database:
|Type of material||As Determined By|
|Databases||OCLC Type/MARC leader byte 7 = 'i' AND OCLC Form/MARC 008 pos 23 = 'o'|
|Web sites||OCLC Type/MARC leader byte 7 = 'i' AND OCLC Form/MARC 008 pos 23 = 'o'|
|Electronic journals||OCLC Type/MARC leader byte 7 = 's' AND OCLC Form/MARC 008 pos 23 = 'o'|
|Online images||OCLC Type/MARC leader byte 6 = 'k' AND OCLC Form/MARC 008 pos 23 = 'o'|
Records for open access content may be added on a title-by-title basis. However, en masse loading of entire collections is only permissible when the entire consortium agrees to have the collection added to their respective scopes. For additional details, see Open Access Content.
Regardless of the format of the material described in the record, OPAL bibliographic records should only contain MARC 856 links to resources in one of the four categories:
Links for freely available content falling into one of the above four categories can be placed in the 856 field of the bibliographic record. For example, it is acceptable to include the link to an open access ebook in the bibliographic record describing the electronic version of the book. To retain these links and prevent them from being overlaid or deleted, change the 2nd indicator in the 856 field to "9", e.g. 856 49.
Links to locally subscribed resources should be placed in an 856 ITEM FLD variable length field of an item record.
Links from records describing tangible items to online journals, images, or other excluded record types should be omitted from the OPAL catalog.
Links to other kinds of materials, such as publisher sites, tables of contents, cover images or other related resources (856s with second indicator 2) are not permitted in bibliographic records.
Note: To prevent inadvertently adding prohibited 856 links to the OPAL database when exporting from OCLC, Sierra discards all 856 fields from the incoming record. Library staff will need to manually add appropriate 856 fields with a 2nd indicator "9" to the record in Sierra, i.e., after exporting from OCLC.
Bibliographic records for juvenile materials should contain at least one Library of Congress Subject Heading.
If a bibliographic record has a juvenile subject heading, do not delete this heading or modify it to a Library of Congress Subject Heading. Add an appropriate Library of Congress Subject Heading.
Do not delete juvenile subject headings in an OCLC record before exporting.
If a juvenile book has received an award, add a 586 Juvenile Awards Note following the standardized list in Appendix J.
Lexile is used as a tool to measure student growth and provide a way to determine which books might be appropriate for students based on their reading abilities. As a result, education students and faculty tend to want to keyword search by Lexile value.
Unfortunately the $b of 521 8 where Lexile information is added to a MARC record is not searchable.
To rectify this issue we input the information with:
521 8 as xxxL Lexile, i.e. 521 8 670L Lexile (NOT 521 8 670$b Lexile)
This allows for keyword searching for "lexile" or more specific searches by Lexile value or ranges, including using wildcards, e.g., "(11**L or 12**L) AND lexile".
Support runs catalog maintenance periodically to clean-up records that don't follow this format.
Records in either RDA, AACR2, or hybrid format may be exported into the OPAL catalog. However, bibliographic records created using Resource Description and Access (RDA) rules, whether cataloging at the copy or original level is preferred. If no matching bibliographic record exists in WorldCat, derive or create a new record in accordance with current cataloging practices, e.g., Resource Description & Access (RDA). Record examples can be found on the RDA Resources Page.
Currently, we suppress fields 336-338 and 340-349 from being visible in the public OPAC because Sierra doesn’t support displaying that information or displays it in a way that isn’t useful for users.