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    Loading records - how is the FMT field created?

     

    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 20, 21, 22, 23
    • Relevant for Installation Type: Dedicated-Direct, Direct, Local, Total Care

     

    Question    
    When loading records using "Convert MARC Records - Step 1 (file-01)", "Convert MARC Records - Step 2 (file-02)" and "Load ALEPH Sequential MARC Records (manage-18)" a FMT field is created in p_file_02 run. Which information is used for Building the content of the FMT field?


    Answer    
    Field FMT is created from the content of field LDR, positions 6 and 7 using the fix_doc_create_fmt program. 

    Excerpt from "Alephe System Librarian's Guide - Cataloging": 
    This program, according to the definitions of the LDR field, adds the FMT field with the record format (for example, BK for books). The program can be used to add the FMT field to records imported through the Z39.50 server that do not have the FMT field. 

    If pos. 7 of field LDR has "m" = monograph the FMT field is created with value "BK" 
    If pos. 7 of field LDR has "i" = Integrating resource the FMT field is created with value "SE" 
    If pos. 6 of field LDR has "m" = Computer files the FMT field is created with value "CF".

     

     

     


    • Article last edited: 6-Jun-2016