Authority Control at Yale  |  Authority Control Advisory Committee  |  MARS Authority Control Processing

MARS Implementation: Results of Basefile2 QA

Conducted November 2001 by the Authority Control Advisory Committee. Eleven people looked at 300 transactions each.
Please note: diacritics are not represented correctly in the examples provided!

1. Transactions that failed to load

1.1. Transaction failed to load - not sure why
1.2. Transaction failed to load - because no 928 in record
1.3. Transaction failed to load - because no 928 in record (suppressed)
1.4. Transaction failed to load - because no 928 in record (in-process)
1.5. Transaction failed to load - because heading updated in ORBIS after extract
1.6. Transaction failed to load - because record overlaid and then re-extracted

2. Transactions that indicate problems with MARS processing

2.1. MARS added wrong 830
2.2. MARS changed 490-0 to 440 based on match to SAR for different series - conflates two series under same heading
2.3. MARS correctly added 830 but did not change 490-0 to 490-1
2.4. MARS incorrectly changed 600 $x to $t instead of $v
2.5. MARS incorrectly matched 700 to 711
2.6. MARS incorrectly deleted space in qualifier
2.7. MARS incorrectly changed capitalization in MeSH subdivision
2.8. MARS deleted obsolete 2nd indicators inconsistently
2.9. MARS deleted extraneous commas at end of headings inconsistently
2.10. MARS did not change subdivision $x to $v
2.11. MARS added a period to the end of a 240

3. Transactions that demonstrate problems that MARS processing can't fix

3.1. MARS cannot fix headings that don't match to authority records
3.2. MARS cannot change obsolete first indicator "2" for compound surname unless matches to authority record
3.3. MARS cannot delete extraneous geographic qualifier in 710 incorrectly coded $b
3.4. MARS cannot correct 111 $n to $d
3.5. MARS cannot correct reversed 111 $c and $d - makes things worse by inserting incorrect punctuation
3.6. MARS cannot delete 810 even if 490 matches established form
3.7. MARS cannot move 110 $t to 240
3.8. MARS cannot correct 130 subfield order or insert subfield delimiters


1.1. Transaction failed to load - not sure why (DDM1311)

 YL FMT B RT a BL m T/C   DT 01/31/00 R/DT 10/13/00 CC   STAT mc E/L  DCF   D/S D
 SRC   PLACE enk LANG eng MOD   T/AUD   REPRO   D/CODE s DT/1 1906 DT/2
 CONT      ILLUS jfcb GOVT   BIOG   FEST 0 CONF 0 LITF 0 INDX 0

 010:  : |a    07011545
 035/1:  : |a (OCoLC)ocm01927893
 040:  : |a DLC |c TLM |d OCL |d YUS
 049/1:  : |a YUSW
 099/1:  : |a Br109 |a 41
 100:1 : |a Godfrey, Elizabeth.
 245:10: |a Heidelberg; |b its princes and its palaces, |c by Elizabeth Godfrey [pseud.] ...
 260:  : |a London, |b Richards, |c 1906.
 300/1:  : |a xxiii, 350 p. |b incl. illus., geneal. tab. 19 pl (incl. front., ports.) map. |c 23 cm.
 610/1:20: |a Heidelberg Castle.
 651/2: 0: |a Heidelberg (Germany) |x History.
 651/3: 0: |a Palatinate (Germany) |x History.
 650/4: 0: |a Reformation |z Germany |z Palatinate.
 927:  : |a 20000207R
 928:  : |a ACOC1299
 940/1:  : |a lsfc

Transaction:
OLD:  610 20 |aHeidelberg Castle.
NEW: 610 20 |aHeidelberger Schloss (Heidelberg, Germany)

Tag, heading, and 928 have not changed since extract. What caused the transaction to fail?

Other example: ABY3403


1.2. Transaction failed to load - because no 928 in record   (PMD1613)

 YL FMT B RT a BL m T/C   DT 08/20/91 R/DT 05/11/00 CC   STAT mn E/L   DCF a D/S D
 SRC   PLACE mf  LANG fre MOD   T/AUD   REPRO   D/CODE q DT/1 1970 DT/2 1979
 CONT      ILLUS      GOVT   BIOG   FEST 0 CONF 0 LITF 0 INDX 0

 010:  : |a    93845609
 040:  : |a DLC |c DLC |d CtY
 043:  : |a i-mf---
 050/1: 4: |a QK73.M332 |b J373 1970
 100:1 : |a Cere, Jean Nicolas, |d 1737-1810.
 245:13: |a Le Jardin du Roi : |b lettres de Cossigny … Cere‚ 1778-1779.
 260:  : |a [Mauritius : |b s.n., |c 197-?]
 300/1:  : |a 1 v. (various pagings) ; |c 23 cm.
 440/1: 0: |a Extraits de La Revue retrospective de l'Ile Maurice ; |v no. 4
 500/1:  : |a Caption title: Le Jardin du Roi : correspondance de Jean Nicolas Cere.
 500/2:  : |a Cover title.
 651/1: 0: |a Jardin des Pamplemousses.
 650/2: 0: |a Plants |x Catalogs and collections |z Mauritius |z Pamplemousses.
 940/1:  : |a lsfc

Transaction:: 651 was supposed to change to 610.

Why is there no 928 in the record?

Other examples: AEU1760, ABZ5362


1.3. Transaction failed to load - because no 928 in record (suppressed) (PMD6765)

YL FMT B RT a BL m T/C   DT 08/20/91 R/DT 01/31/96 CC   STAT mn E/L  DCF   D/S S
 SRC d PLACE     LANG     MOD   T/AUD   REPRO   D/CODE s DT/1 1982 DT/2
 CONT      ILLUS      GOVT   BIOG   FEST 0 CONF 0 LITF 0 INDX 0

 035/1:  : |a (MATPS)3171520
 100:10: |a New Zealand Dept Of Statistics.
 245:10: |a Overseas balance of payments 1982-83 and contin.
 260:0 : |b New Zealand Dept., |c 1982.
 300/1:  : |a  1 v.
 590/1:  : |a * * * * * * * * * *
 590/2:  : |a Record converted from Yale's former acquisitions system.
 590/3:  : |a * * * * * * * * * *
 905/1:  : |a 05/30/86
 909/1:  : |a GIFT
 927:  : |a DIRECT
 940/1:  : |a SJSSER
 949/1:  : |a Status 33: In Serials backlog. Status Date: 03/30/89
 949/2:  : |a Country = NZ. Lang = ENG. Copies = 1.
 950:  : |l G44T |a IPL33 |b 3171520  |n um= IN PROCESS. Please ask at service desk.

STATUS f DT 08/20/1991 AD none
 NOTES |a SUPPRESSED -- See ACL0624
 001 1T CN |a sml,gen |b IPL33 |c 3171520                            |d 08/20/91
     NOTES |a um= IN PROCESS. Please ask at service desk.  |d 910820
 

Transaction: 100 supposed to change to 110.

Why is there no 928 in the record?  Why is this record in Basefile2 instead of Basefile1?

Other examples: AEU1541, FGP7433, AAJ5337


1.4. Transaction failed to load - because no 928 in record (in-process) (PME0841)

YL FMT B RT a BL m T/C   DT 08/20/91 R/DT 07/21/99 CC   STAT mn E/L  DCF a D/S D
 SRC d PLACE ne  LANG eng MOD   T/AUD   REPRO   D/CODE s DT/1 1981 DT/2
 CONT b    ILLUS      GOVT   BIOG   FEST 0 CONF 0 LITF 0 INDX 0

 040:  : |a NRC |c NRC
 043:  : |a e-ne---
 090/1:  : |a HD8516.5 |b .W47 1981
 100:2 : |a Wetenschappelijke Raad voor het Regeringsbeleid (Netherlands)
 245:10: |a Prospects for reforming the labour system : |b summary of the twenty-first report to the government / |c Netherlands Scientific Council for
Government Policy.
 260:  : |a The Hague : |b The Council, |c [1981]
 300/1:  : |a [44] p. ; |c 27 cm.
 504/1:  : |a Includes bibliographical references.
 650/1: 0: |a Labor policy |z Netherlands.

 STATUS a DT 08/20/1991 AD none
 NOTES
 001 1I CN |a sml                                                    |d 08/20/91

Transaction: 100 was supposed to change to 110.

Why is there no 928 in the record?  Why is this record in Basefile2 instead of Basefile1?

Other examples: PMD0994, PME1965


1.5. Transaction failed to load - because heading updated in ORBIS after extract  (PMC6332)

 YL FMT B RT a BL m T/C   DT 08/20/91 R/DT 11/03/00 CC   STAT cn E/L  DCF a D/S D
 SRC   PLACE gw  LANG ger MOD   T/AUD   REPRO   D/CODE s DT/1 1988 DT/2
 CONT b    ILLUS a    GOVT   BIOG   FEST 0 CONF 0 LITF 0 INDX 1

 010:  : |a    88213140
 020/1:  : |a 3788712767
 040:  : |d CtY-D
 050/1:0 : |a BT809 |b .H36 1988
 082/1:0 : |a 233/.7/092 |2 20
 100:10: |a Hamm, Berndt.
 245:10: |a Zwinglis Reformation der Freiheit / |c Berndt Hamm.
 260:0 : |a Neukirchen-Vluyn : |b Neukirchener Verlag, |c c1988.
 300/1:  : |a xiii, 154 p. : |b 1 ill. ; |c 22 cm.
 504/1:  : |a Includes bibliographical references (p. [142]-147) and indexes.
 600/1:10: |a Zwingli, Ulrich, |d 1484-1531 |x Contributions in concept of freedom.
 650/2: 0: |a Liberty |x Religious aspects |x History of doctrines |y 16th century.
 928:  : |a AC031197

Transaction:
650 0aFreedom (Theology)xHistory of doctrinesy16th century.
was supposed to split into:
NEW 650 0aLibertyxReligious aspectsxChristianityxHistory of doctrinesy16th century.
NEW 650 0aLibertyxReligious aspectsxHistory of doctrinesy16th century.

Original heading no longer in record.

Other examples: PMC6878, PMD7723


1.6. Transaction failed to load - because record overlaid and then re-extracted with gap  (ABZ5413)

 YL FMT S RT a BL s T/C   DT 07/08/89 R/DT 03/21/01 CC   STAT mc E/L 1  DCF   D/S D
 SRC   PLACE fr  LANG fre MOD   OA b REPRO   D/CODE c DT/1 1960 DT/2 9999
 CONT      S/T p FREQ q REG r MED   GOVT   ISDS z CONF 0 SLE 0

 010:  : |a    68037457
 022/1:  : |a 0025-8296
 030/1:  : |a MERRBR
 035/1:  : |a (CStRLIN)CTYG2288-S
 035/2:  : |a (OCoLC)ocm01757055
 040:  : |a DLC |c MUL |d YUS |d COO |d AIP |d NSD |d IUL |d HUL |d AGL |d DLC|d SYS
 042:  : |a nsdp |a msc |a premarc
 210/1:0 : |a Mediterranee
 222/1: 0: |a Mediterranee
 245:00: |a Mediterranee.
 260:  : |a Aix-Marseille [etc.]
 300/1:  : |a v. |b ill., maps (part fold.) |c 25 cm.
 310:  : |a Quarterly
 362/1:0 : |a 1.-10. ann‚e, 1960-69; nouv. s‚r., t. 1-34, 1970-78; 3Šme s‚r., t. 35-   1979-
 555/5:  : |a v. 1-4, 1960-63 with v. 4.; 1970-79.  1 v.
 651/1: 0: |a Mediterranean Region |x Description and travel |x Periodicals.
 710/1:2 : |a Universit‚ d'Aix-Marseille. |b Institut de g‚ographie.
 710/2:2 : |a Universit‚ de Nice. |b Institut de g‚ographie.
 710/3:2 : |a Universit‚ d'Alger. |b Institut de g‚ographie.
 710/4:2 : |a Jami at al-Jaza ir. |b Institut de g‚ographie.
 710/5:2 : |a Universit‚ de Montpellier. |b Institut de g‚ographie.
 710/6:2 : |a Universit‚ d'Aix-Marseille II. |b Institut de g‚ographie.
 710/7:2 : |a Laboratoire de g‚ographie Raoul Blanchard.
 710/8:2 : |a Laboratoire de g‚ographie d'Avignon.
 928:  : |a AC05092001
 940/1:  : |a sml
 949/1:  : |a RLIN record updated with OCLC copy; sml,jds; 3/01

Transaction: supposed to delete 2nd indicator in 710 21 |a Association des "Amis de la Revue Mediterranee".

Original heading no longer in record. In fact, not even the original record!

Record extracted in fall, then overlaid in March, then re-extracted in May as part of gap records. What does loader/ processing do if there are two sets of transactions?

Other examples: ABZ5354, ABZ5411


2.1.  MARS added wrong 830 (AAC5900)

 ORBIS:
 260:0 : |a Berlin ; |a New York : |b Springer-Verlag, |c 1979.
 490/1:0 : |a Lecture notes in mathematics ; |v 726

ORBDEV7:
 260:0 : |a Berlin ; |a New York : |b Springer-Verlag, |c 1979.
 490/0:1 : |a Lecture notes in mathematics ; |v 726
 830: 0: |a University of Arkansas lecture notes in mathematics ;  |v 726

Incorrect authority record:
 010:  : |a n  86742241
 040:  : |a DLC |c DLC |d DLC
 130: 0: |a University of Arkansas lecture notes in mathematics.
 410/1:20: |a University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. |t University of Arkansas lecture notes in mathematics
 430/2: 0: |w nnaa |a Lecture notes in mathematics (Fayetteville)
 430/3: 0: |a Lecture notes in mathematics
 530/1: 0: |w b |a University of Arkansas lecture notes in the mathematical sciences
 642/1:  : |a v. 2 |5 DLC
 643/1:  : |a Fayetteville |b University of Arkansas
 644/1:  : |a f |5 DLC
 645/1:  : |a t |5 DLC
 646/1:  : |a s |5 DLC

Correct authority record:
 010:  : |a n  42015165  |z n  84746385  |z n  84717668
 022/1:  : |a 0075-8434
 040:  : |a DLC |c DLC |d DLC |d NIC
 050/1:  : |a QA3 |b .L28
 130: 0: |a Lecture notes in mathematics (Springer-Verlag)
 430/1: 0: |w nnaa |a Lecture notes in mathematics (Berlin)
 642/1:  : |a 839 |5 DLC
 643/1:  : |a Berlin |a New York |b Springer-Verlag
 644/1:  : |a f |5 DLC
 645/1:  : |a t |5 DLC
 646/1:  : |a c |5 DLC

Based on 490 match to 430 in authority record but represents a completely different series.

Other examples: many. This is particularly a problem for series with generic titles.

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MARS Response:

Issues 2.1 and 2.2 are both related to the existence of identical established headings in multiple authority records. This is only allowed for
authority records related to series headings and adversely impacts MARS processing. A MARS enhancement has been designed that will overcome this aspect of LC authority records. The enhancement is tentatively scheduled for coding and implementation in 2002.


2.2. MARS changed 490-0 to 440 based on match to SAR for different series - conflates two series under same heading (AAK8879)

ORBIS:
 260:0 : |a Boston : |b H. Mifflin, |c [188-]
 490/1:0 : |a British poets

ORBDEV7:
 260:0 : |a Boston : |b H. Mifflin, |c [188-]
 440/1: 0: |a British poets

 Incorrect authority record:
 010:  : |a no 99065214
 035:  : |a (OCoLC)oca05060100
 040:  : |a NcU |b eng |c NcU
 130: 0: |a British poets
 643/1:  : |a Boston |b Little, Brown
 644/1:  : |a f |5 NcU
 645/1:  : |a t |5 DPCC |5 NcU
 646/1:  : |a s |5 NcU

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MARS Response:

Issues 2.1 and 2.2 are both related to the existence of identical established headings in multiple authority records. This is only allowed for
authority records related to series headings and adversely impacts MARS processing. A MARS enhancement has been designed that will overcome this aspect of LC authority records. The enhancement is tentatively scheduled for coding and implementation in 2002.


2.3. MARS correctly added 830 but did not change 490-0 to 490-1 (ABL2441):

ORBIS:
490/1:0 : |a Ediciones Universidad de Malaga. Serie Studia Malacitana ; |v 15

ORBDEV7:
490/1:0 : |a Ediciones Universidad de Malaga. Serie Studia Malacitana ; |v 15
830/1: 0: |a Ediciones Universidad de Malaga. |p Serie Studia Malacitana ; |v 15.

Authority record:

 010:  : |a n  83732094
 035:  : |a (OCoLC)oca01049716
 040:  : |a DLC |c DLC |d DLC |d CLU
 130: 0: |a Ediciones Universidad de Malaga. |p Serie Studia Malacitana
 410/1:20: |a Universidad de Malaga. |b Secretariado de Publicaciones e Intercambio Cientifico. |t Serie Studia Malacitana
 410/2:20: |a Universidad de Malaga. |b Secretariado de Publicaciones e Intercambio Cientifico. |t Ediciones Universidad de Malaga. |p Serie Studia Malacitana
 430/3: 0: |a Serie Studia Malacitana
 530/1: 0: |w b |a Studia Malacitana (Unnumbered)
 642/1:  : |a 15 |5 DLC
 643/1:  : |a Malaga |b Universidad de Malaga
 644/1:  : |a f |5 DLC
 645/1:  : |a t |5 DLC
 646/1:  : |a s |5 DLC

Also: AAC5900 (added wrong 830 but still 490-0 not changed to 490-1)

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MARS Response:

The lack of a transaction record for the necessary 490-0 to 490-1 change is the result of a previously unidentified bug in the custom Yale software that builds the transaction records. We have added this bug to our list of required fixes. Correction should be made within 30-60 days.


2.4. MARS incorrectly changed 600 $x to $t instead of $v (ABL3701):

ORBIS:
 245:14: |a The letters of Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf / |c edited by Louise DeSalvo and Mitchell A. Leaska ; introduction by Mitchell A. Leaska.
 600/1:20: |a Sackville-West, V. |q (Victoria), |d 1892-1962 |x Correspondence.
 600/2:10: |a Woolf, Virginia, |d 1882-1941 |x Correspondence.

ORBDEV7:
 245:14: |a The letters of Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf / |c edited by Louise DeSalvo and Mitchell A. Leaska ; introduction by Mitchell A. Leaska.
 600/1:20: |a Sackville-West, V. |q (Victoria), |d 1892-1962 |x Correspondence.
 600/2:10: |a Woolf, Virginia, |d 1882-1941. |t Correspondence.

 Incorrect authority record:
 010:  : |a n  42026696
 040:  : |a DLC |c DLC |d DLC
 050/1:  : |a PR6045.O72 |b Z525 1975b
 100:10: |a Woolf, Virginia, |d 1882-1941. |t Correspondence
 642/1:  : |a v. 6 |5 DLC
 643/1:  : |a London |b Hogarth Press
 644/1:  : |a f |5 DLC
 645/1:  : |a t |5 DLC
 646/1:  : |a c |5 DLC

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MARS Response:

When the text of a bibliographic heading matches a heading in an authority record, but one of the subfield codes is different, the subfield code in the authority record is the correct one in over 99.9% of the cases. This example is one case when the authority record choice was incorrect for this bibliographic record. We have added this case to our list of desired enhancements. No implementation date has been set.


2.5. MARS incorrectly matched 700 to 711 (FHE8625):

ORBIS:         700/6:10: |a I.C.C., |e engraver
ORBDEV7:   711/6:2 : |a International Conference on Communications. |e engraver.

One of several possible authority record "matches" (all incorrect); how does it choose?:

BIBLIOGRAPHIC INDEX
     I C C
               *SEARCH UNDER
   1            CANADIAN CONSERVATION INSTITUTE (LC 410 cab)
   2            IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMMUNICATIONS (LC 411 cab)
   3            INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR CEREAL CHEMISTRY (LC 410 cab)
   4            INTERNATIONAL CHILDRENS CENTRE (LC 410 cab)
   5         INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMMUNICATIONS (LC 411 cab)
   6            INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS CENTER BERLIN BERLIN GERMANY
                  (LC 410 cab)
   7            INTERPRETERS CONCISE COMMENTARY (LC 430 caa)
   8            UNITED STATES INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION (LC 410 cab)

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MARS Response:

This match involved two separate issues that resulted in a situation that MARS is currently unable to identify as 'special'. If the bibliographic
heading had been a 711/conference name heading, the heading text would have matched multiple authority records and no change would have occurred (it would have been reported as a heading that matched cross-references in multiple authority records).

In this case, there was no match on any heading in a personal name authority record. Therefore, the software assumed that the heading was tagged incorrectly and looked for a match with a different tag (and in which the tag flip was authorized). Since the flip from x00 to x11 is an authorized tag flip in MARS, the software used one of the matching records and flipped the heading. (P.S. -  (The authority record selected is (arbitrarily) the last record based on LCCN).

The only solution I know of at this time is to turn tag flipping off. Doing so would prevent the correction of many incorrect field tags in Yale
records. Let me know if you would like us to change your specifications so that tags are not corrected.


2.6. MARS incorrectly deleted space in qualifier (DDB9165):

ORBIS:        710/2:2 : |a Society of Nuclear Medicine (1953- )
ORBDEV7:  710/2:2 : |a Society of Nuclear Medicine (1953-)

Authority record:

 LC FMT A RT z DT 09/04/01 R/DT 07/21/01 CC   STAT mc E/L n
 SRC   LANG     ROM ? MOD   UNIQUE n GOVT ? S/SYS a D/I n SUBD n NUM n S/TYP n
 NAME c SUBJ a SER b KIND a H/ESTAB a T/EVAL a IP a RULES c L/CAT

 010:  : |a n  79039915
 035:  : |a (OCoLC)oca00273408
 040:  : |a DLC |b eng |c DLC |d OCoLC
 110:2 : |a Society of Nuclear Medicine (1953- )
 410/1:2 : |w nnaa |a Society of Nuclear Medicine

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MARS Response:

We have identified the software module that removed the space between the hyphen and the final parenthesis. The necessary enhancement should be implemented within 30-60 days.


2.7. MARS incorrectly changed capitalization in MeSH subdivision (DCT9479):

ORBIS:        650/1: 2: |a Pharmacy |v examination questions.
ORBDEV7:  650/1: 2: |a Pharmacy |v Examination Questions.

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MARS Response:

NLM is now capitalizing all words in Publication Type subdivisions. Background information and examples relating to this change are contained in the "Cataloging Practices" section of the "Medical Subject Headings Introduction to the Annotated List - 2002" (available at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/catpractices2002.html#applyingpt). I have found, though, that an older NLM publication, "Application of MeSH for Medical Catalogers", contains more complete background information on this and other recent changes in the structure of MeSH headings (available at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/tsd/cataloging/catmesh.html). The NLM MeSH authority record containing the authorized form of this particular Publication Type subdivision is record D020475.


2.8. MARS deleted obsolete 2nd indicators inconsistently (ABX4058):

ORBIS:
 710/1:20: |a Centro mostre (Florence, Italy)
 710/2:20: |a Palazzo vecchio (Florence, Italy)

ORBDEV7:
 710/1:2 : |a Centro mostre (Florence, Italy)
 710/2:20: |a Palazzo vecchio (Florence, Italy)
 

No authority record for Centro mostre
Authority record exists for Palazzo vecchio but no transaction provided to delete 2nd ind (auth record has 2nd ind--is this why?)

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MARS Response:

During the MARS MARC Update processing, all obsolete indicators similar to the example were updated to the new replacement value (in this case a blank). In this case, the LC authority record still contains the obsolete indicator value, so it was added back into the heading during the MARS Authority Matching processing which occurs later. We have added this issue to our list of desired enhancements. No implementation date has been set.


2.9. MARS deleted extraneous commas at end of headings inconsistently (DDB7363):

ORBIS:
 700/2:1 : |a Faddis, Margene O.,
 700/3:1 : |a Stewart, Isabel Maitland,

ORBDEV7:
 700/2:1 : |a Faddis, Margene O.,
 700/3:1 : |a Stewart, Isabel Maitland.

Transaction to delete comma for 2nd hdg but not 1st--is it because only the 2nd hdg has an auth record?

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MARS Response:

MARS correctly removed the extraneous comma at the end of the heading cited. The transaction for this heading was included in the file of transaction records for headings that only differed in ending punctuation.

# 1       Inst:  YV  MSN:  yu21864048    001:  DDB7363
           Length:  00176  Type:  f  Source:  E
           Trans. date:  2001/07/17  005:  20010206191046.0
 Delete:   700  1 $aFaddis, Margene O.,
 Add:      700  1 $aFaddis, Margene O.


2.10. MARS did not change subdivision $x to $v (PMC0682):

ORBIS:
 650/1: 0: |a Hebrew literature, Modern |x Translations into foreign languages |x Bibliography.
 650/2: 0: |a Literature, Modern |x Translations from Hebrew |x Bibliography.
 650/3: 0: |a Hebrew literature, Modern |x History and criticism |x Bibliography.

ORBDEV7:
 650/1: 0: |a Hebrew literature, Modern |x Translations into foreign languages |x Bibliography.
 650/2: 0: |a Literature, Modern |x Translations from Hebrew |v Bibliography.
 650/3: 0: |a Hebrew literature, Modern |x History and criticism |v Bibliography.

Others.

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MARS Response:

MARS correctly updated the subdivision code from $x to $v in this heading.
The transaction record containing this update is shown below:
 

 # 117     Inst:  YV  MSN:  yu23497645    001:  PMC0682
           Length:  00293  Type:  f  Source:  E
           Trans. date:  2001/07/18  005:  20010206211419.0
 Delete:   650   0$aHebrew literature, Modern$xTranslations into
                 foreign languages$xBibliography.
 Add:      650   0$aHebrew literature, Modern$xTranslations into
                 foreign languages$vBibliography.


2.11. MARS added a period to the end of a 240 (ABC0056)

ORBIS:
 100:10: |a Labiche, Eugene, |d 1815-1888.
 240:10: |a Plays

ORBDEV7:
 100:10: |a Labiche, Eugene, |d 1815-1888.
 240:10: |a Plays.

Authority record:
 010:  : |a n  92017293
 035:  : |a (OCoLC)oca03112120
 040:  : |a DLC |c DLC |d OCoLC
 100:1 : |a Labiche, Eugene, |d 1815-1888. |t Plays.

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MARS Response:

The is a previously unidentified issue. MARS added the final period based on the presence of the period in the LC authority record. This type of final punctuation is prohibited by MARC 21, and the Z1 Descriptive Cataloging Manual requires its removal whenever modifying an authority record. Initially, I had hoped to resolve this issue by working with LC to remove the incorrect final punctuation from the LC authority records. My initial research, however, uncovered almost 5,000 LC 100$t/110$t authority records that contain incorrect final punctuation. Even worse, records are regularly being added (dated 2001) that contain incorrect final punctuation.

Based on the above research, we have added this issue to our list of desired enhancements. No date has been set for implementation of this enhancement, but I hope that it will be completed in 2002.


3.1. MARS cannot fix headings that don't match to authority records (PMF1132):

ORBIS:
 650/1: 0: |a Afro-Americans in motion pictures.
 650/2: 0: |a Afro-American folk-lore.
 650/3: 0: |a Afro-Americans |x Folklore.

ORBDEV7:
 650/1: 0: |a African Americans in motion pictures.
 650/2: 0: |a Afro-American folk-lore.
 650/3: 0: |a African Americans |v Folklore.

Authority records exist for 1st and 3rd subject headings but not 2nd.

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MARS Response:

As headings are identified which do not match an LC authority record, but which clearly have a correct replacement, the MARS staff create MARS Supplementary Authority Records. MARS authority records have been created for these heading so they will be correctly updated in the future.


3.2. MARS cannot change obsolete first indicator "2" for compound surname unless matches to authority record (AEV1462):

ORBIS:        100:20: |a Avellaneda Huergo, Carlos.
ORBDEV7:  100:2 : |a Avellaneda Huergo, Carlos.

No authority record exists; even if one did, indicator would only change if authority record had "1"?

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MARS Response:

MARS contains a recently added option that supports updating all obsolete personal name "2" indicators to "1". We can add this option to your future MARS processing upon request.


3.3. MARS cannot delete extraneous geographic qualifier incorrectly coded $b  (DDM1256):

ORBIS:        610/1:20: |a Saint Mark's school. |b Southboro, Mass. |v Biography.
ORBDEV7:  610/1:20: |a St. Mark's School. |b Southboro, Mass |v Biography.

Authority record:

 010:  : |a n  83234761
 040:  : |a MH |c DLC
 110:20: |a St. Mark's School.
 410/1:20: |a Saint Mark's School
 410/2:20: |w nnaa |a Saint Mark's School, Southborough, Mass.

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MARS Response:

A corporate name $b subfield can contain any type of text, often unrecognized by MARS. Recognizing text strings of this type as heading
qualifiers that were incorrectly placed in separate subfields, or as unauthorized $b subfields, is currently outside the capabilities of MARS. We
have added this issue to our list of possible MARS enhancements. No date has been set for design or implementation.


3.4. MARS cannot correct 111 $n to $d (FGN9604):

ORBIS:        111:20: |a Seminario Sector Minero |n (1990 : |c Santiago, Chile).
ORBDEV7:  111:2 : |a Seminario Sector Minero |n (1990 : |c Santiago, Chile).

No authority record.

Also: FGN9608

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MARS Response:

MARS is currently unable to recognize incorrect subfield codes in conference name qualifiers ($n$d$c subfields) except when they are contained in an authority record. The are, however, possible software approaches that would make this possible. This issue has been added to the list of future MARS enhancements. No date has been set for implementation.


3.5. MARS cannot correct reversed 111 $c and $d - makes things worse by inserting incorrect punctuation

FGP6415:

ORBIS:        711/2:20: |a Congreso Nacional Extraordinario |n (7th : |c 1989 : |d Mar del Plata, Argentina).
ORBDEV7:  711/2:2 : |a Congreso Nacional Extraordinario |n (7th : |c 1989 :) |d Mar del Plata, Argentina).

No authority record.

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FGQ9351:

ORBIS: 111:20: |a NATO Advanced Study Institute on Predictability, Stability, and Chaos in N-Body Dynamical Systems |c (1990 : |d Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy)
ORBDEV7:  111:2 : |a NATO Advanced Study Institute on Predictability, Stability, and Chaos in N-Body Dynamical Systems |c (1990 : |d (Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy)

Even inserts punctuation when authority record provides exact match (although authority record has incorrect subfield coding):

010:  : |a n  91074391
040:  : |a DLC |c DLC |d DLC
111:20: |a NATO Advanced Study Institute on Predictability, Stability, and Chaos in N-Body Dynamical Systems |c (1990 : |d Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy)

Also: FHD9258, FGP3489

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MARS Response:

MARS is currently unable to recognize incorrect subfield codes in conference name qualifiers ($n$d$c subfields) except when they are contained in an authority record. The are, however, possible software approaches that would make this possible. This issue has been added to the list of future MARS enhancements. No date has been set for implementation.

In a Conference Name heading (x11), MARS expects that the common qualifiers would be in the required order of $n$d$c. When the software encounters a $c subfield that is not followed by the required closing parenthesis it is added. Similarly, if the first of the three subfields is found and it is not preceded by a parenthesis, the opening paren is added.
 


3.6. MARS cannot delete 810 even if 490 matches established form (AAD4514)

ORBIS:
490/1:1 : |a Publications of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Manchester ; |v no. 22
810/1:1 : |a University of Manchester. |b Faculty of Arts. |t Publications ; |v no. 22.

ORBDEV7:
490/1:1 : |a Publications of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Manchester ; |v no. 22
810/1:2 : |a University of Manchester. |b Faculty of Arts. |t Publications ; |v no. 22.

Authority record:
 010:  : |a n  42037093
 010:  : |z n  42-037096
 040:  : |a DLC |c DLC |d DLC
 130: 0: |a Publications of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Manchester.
 410/1:20: |w nnaa |a Victoria University of Manchester. |b Faculty of Arts. |t Publications
 410/2:20: |a University of Manchester. |b Faculty of Arts. |t Publications of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Manchester
 642/1:  : |a no. 26 |5 DLC
 643/1:  : |a Manchester |b Manchester University Press
 644/1:  : |a f |5 DLC
 645/1:  : |a t |5 DLC
 646/1:  : |a s |5 DLC

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MARS Response:

MARS does not examine headings in 490-1 fields - only the 8xx member of the pair. If the 810 heading had been flipped to the same form contained in the 490 field, the two fields would have been collapsed to a single 440 field.


3.7. MARS cannot move 110 $t to 240 (AAD4719)

ORBIS:
 110:10: |a Nigeria. |t Constitution.
 245:14: |a The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
 260:0 : |a Lagos : |b Federal Military Government of Nigeria, |c 1979.

ORBDEV7:
 110:1 : |a Nigeria. |t Constitution.
 245:14: |a The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
 260:0 : |a Lagos : |b Federal Military Government of Nigeria, |c 1979.

Authority record:
 010:  : |a n  84115528
 040:  : |a DLC |c DLC
 110:10: |a Nigeria. |t Constitution (1979)
 410/1:10: |a Nigeria. |t Presidential constitution

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MARS Response:

This is a capability that is currently being coded. It is expected to be completed in mid- to late-2002.


3.8. MARS cannot correct 130 subfield order or insert subfield delimiters (AAE9105)

ORBIS:
 130:00: |a Bible. Italian. O.T. Job.
 245:13: |a Il libro di Giobbe, |c tradotto dal testo originale dal dottore G. Bernardo de-Rossi ...

ORBDEV7:
130:0 : |a Bible. Italian. O.T. Job.
 245:13: |a Il libro di Giobbe, |c tradotto dal testo originale dal dottore G. Bernardo de-Rossi ...

No authority record.
Language subfield should go at end.



Last revised: 13 December 2001
Site URL: http://www.library.yale.edu/cataloging/authorities/acac.htm
Comments to: Manon Théroux  <manon.theroux@yale.edu>

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