910 Formatting

We should all be using a standard format for our date and initials in the 910 fields, and we agreed to use the following format:

XXX mm/dd/yyyy.

Remember to include leading zeros in month and day, and use 4 characters for the year. Notes like pcatfix, recon, or recat should come after the date.

If there is an existing 910 in a catalog record (such as 910 fields for PROMPTCAT records) leave the existing 910 in the record as is and add a second 910 field with your initials and date or your initials and date followed by a space and then any other information you may need to add such as pcatfix, recon, or recat.

Use the following codes in the 910 fields:










BATCHN stands for batch records newly added, BATCHU stands for batch records updated, and BATCHM stands for batch records merged.

You can use up to three codes, and each should be separated by a single space. So it would look like this:

MBB 09/12/2014 code code code.

The codes are case sensitive.


RECAT (add to 910): Cataloging-related changes done on an existing record for material already owned by UM. This will include overlaying a record in Aleph with a record from Connexion with the SAME OCLC number (already owned)

DATABASE MAINTENANCE (manually record these): Non-cataloging-related work done on a record. Examples: For monos—transfers, correction of HOLs or item lists. For serials—addition or correction of prediction patterns, X-links, cancellations, transfers, correction of HOLs or item lists.

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