Serials/Binding Demo Group
Minutes to the Meeting—September 8, 2000
Present: Steven Arakawa, Geraldine Burke, Rolfe Gjellstad, Elizabeth Hofsas, Fanny Hsieh, Curtis Orio, and Stephanie Sherry.
Absent: Helen Bartlett, Pat Simon
This was probably our last group meeting before the September 22 deadline. Some committee members will probably meet in smaller groups. There might also be a reassigning of tasks.
Question: Does the use of Roman numerals in 863 cause problems with automated sorting in displays? (In checkin; in MFHD?)
Links to serial issues on the Web. For issue-level linking from the check-in record to the issue on the web, what happens when the volume is complete? Is the link eliminated at that point?
Adjustments were made in the numerical sequence of "situation name".
Question: How do you deal with a title that deviates from the pre-established predictive pattern? Discussion made it clear that we need to distinguish between unconventional patterns entered as predictive patterns/publication patterns and "unpredicted" situations that occur in the course of checking in a title, and that are not understood to generate a new pattern.
A general discussion followed on Binding and Title Changes
Question: Since earlier/later MARC variable fields for titles are not ordinarily indexed, there was some question as to whether hot-linking was feasible if those fields were not indexed.
More call number examples need to be supplied for the labelling program part of the demo.