Office for Information Systems - Harvard University Library

Aleph Update: OCLC-MARC Format Update 2010 - Phase 1

Author: Allison Powers

Date: 26 May 2010 10:20:08

Source: hulinfo

Aleph implementation of OCLC-MARC Format Update 2010 will occur in stages over the next 2-3 weeks. The first set of updates will be implemented tomorrow, Thursday, May 27. Included in this first phase will be new codes for fixed fields, repeatability of subfield $e in the 040 field, and a new note field for Source of Description. A detailed list of changes is below.

New MARC elements related to Resource Description and Access (RDA) will be implemented in the first half of June, to coincide with release of the RDA Toolkit. Updates to bibliographic and holdings records for RDA will be implemented first, followed by updates for authority records.

Complete details are available in OCLC Technical Bulletin 258

OCLC-MARC Update 2010  - Phase I

Bibliographic Records

Form of item has been added to 008 and 006 forms for Electronic Resources, but should not be coded until implemented by OCLC in a future update.

Holdings Records

Authority Records

Please send questions or comments regarding the changes to the Aleph Support Center.

Allison Powers
Office for Information Systems
Harvard University Library