Illuminate the dark arts of OPAC searching of MARC fields.
June 12, 2009 1:24 PM Subscribe
Searching for MARC fields in Millennium OPAC 'Create Lists,' or, more precisely: how can I limit search results to classed serials?
posted by wowbobwow to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This may be a little too specific for AskMe, but I know there are a lot of librarians here so it's worth a go, right? I am not yet a real librarian, so the finer points of bib. records and MARC rules are quite foggy to me.
My library is in the midst of a large transfer/withdraw project. We've been using Millennium to make our pull lists, and we can't seem to make it exclude classed serials. We'd love to be able to get them on their own, but I can't figure out how to do that with the Create Lists functions. Today I found that our classed serials have MARC indicators 490 and 830. I want to be able to perform my regular pull search and make it only return records that include or exclude both of those MARC types.
Here is the search methodology:
item : location : equals : our location
item : last check-in : before : 12/31/2000
bibliographic level : equal to : monograph
bibliographic : publication date : between : 1989-2000
item : total checkout : less than : 5
If anyone out there knows what I'm talking about and might have an idea of what I should try, please do tell. I'm just having one of those "THAT HAS TO BE POSSIBLE TO FIND" kind of days, and the manual isn't exactly illuminating.