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Collection Services: Cataloging

Guidelines For Recording Holdings:
MARC Field 852 (Location)

 

The 852 field contains information required to locate the item.

 

First Indicator (Shelving Scheme):
Code Meaning Notes
0 Library of Congress classification Use for LC and LCPER classification schemes
1 Dewey Decimal classification Use for DEWEY classification scheme
3 Superintendent of Documents classification Use for SUDOC and SUDOCPER classification schemes
8 Other Use for all other classification schemes not listed above

 

Second Indicator (Shelving Order):
Code Meaning Notes
# (blank) No information provided  

 

Subfield Codes:
Code Meaning Notes
|c Shelving location
  • No space after the subfield
  • Input a valid Unicorn location
  • This subfield is required by Unicorn
  • Example:  |cSTACKS
  • DO NOT change the location if the MARC holdings record is linked to a serials control record. Contact your system administrator.
|t Copy number
  • Copy numbers will be added to DOCS_MICRO holdings records for government documents only
  • No space before or after the subfield
  • Input the copy number only immediately following the Symphony location; DO NOT preface the copy number with C. or Copy
  • Example:  |cSTACKS|t2
|h Classification part
  • No space before or after the subfield
  • Always use uppercase letters
  • For LC call numbers, input the class letter and number plus the first cutter if double-cuttered
  • For Dewey call numbers, input the number
  • For Easy call number, input Easy
  • For all other call numbers, input the entire call number
  • Consult call number formatting guidelines for spacing
  • Examples:

    |cSTACKS|h378.76
    |cYP|hEASY
    |cCOMPACT|hR15
    |cSTACKS|hPS3568 .I265
    |cREFERENCE|hMRDF 202

|i Item part
  • No space before or after the subfield
  • Always use uppercase letters
  • Input any Cutter, date, or term that is added to the classification contained in subfield |h
  • Consult call number formatting guidelines for spacing
  • Examples:

    |cSTACKS|h378.76|iL930D 2001 THOM
    |cYP|hEASY|iC947C
    |cCOMPACT|hR15|i.A48
    |cSTACKS|hPS3568 .I265|iV25 1998

|m Call number suffix
  • No space before or after the subfield
  • Input any suffix on the call number suffix list in this subfield
  • Always use uppercase letters
  • Examples

    |cLLMVC|hPS3568 .I265|iV25 1988|mLSUPR
    |cYPFRENCH|h443|iAL441|mOVER

|x Nonpublic note
  • No space before or after the subfield
  • Current uses: compact locations; analytic information
  • Input compact locations as |xLoc204S
  • Input analytic information as follows:

     

    If analyzed from the beginning: |xAnalyzed
    If analyzed to a certain volume: |xAnalyzed -v.234
    If analyzed from a certain volume: |xAnalyzed v.234-
    If partly analyzed from the beginning: |xAnalyzed in part
    If partly analyzed to a certain volume: |xAnalyzed in part -v.234
    If partly analyzed from a certain volume: |xAnalyzed in part v.234-

     

  • Example:  |cSTACKS|hQA1|iB3|xAnalyzed v.24-
  • Delete any NOTIS "exploding" code in a subfield |x
|z Public note
  • No space before or after the subfield
  • Current uses: holdings that are shelved somewhere else than |c; limited retention information
  • Consult the list of Public Notes in MARC Holdings Records
  • Submit new public notes that are used frequently to Natalie Palermo for inclusion in the list of standard notes
  • Example:  |cSTACKS|hHG4905|i.M825|zOnly current year retained.
|= Serial Control Link
  • Contains a system supplied number that links a serial control record to a MARC holdings record
  • Do not delete this subfield
  • Be careful when inserting subfields before or adding subfields after |=
  • Example:  |cSTACKS|hAP2|i.N6772|zCurrent Issues in Current Periodicals/Newspapers Room.|=342
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