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    Material Type ISSBD isn't searchable

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 20

    Problem Symptoms:
    Searching in the GUI client for material type ISSBD produces no hits. All other materials types *do* produce results; there lots of items with z30_material ISSBD:

    Bound Periodical Chemistry Library 22,625
    Bound Periodical South Branch Library 416

    Note: The index being used is the WMT word index, built via the following xxx01 tab11_word entry:

    PST## o 03 WMT

    That is, subfield "o" from the (virtual) PST field is being used to build it.

    The PST programs, used to produce the Location display, intentionally exclude individual bound issues -- to avoid a 1000-line display. See Additional information, below.

    As described in KB 5534 ("Do bound issues have to change to material type ISSBD?"), "ISSBD" is the z30_material value for the individual bound issues.

    The bound volume as a whole has a z30_material value of "ISSUE".

    Perhaps there's confusion due to the description of ISSBD as "Bound Periodical".

    * If there's confusion due to the description of "ISSBD" as "Bound Periodical", change the description in ./xxx50/tab/tab25.eng to "Bound Issue".

    * If a separate index entry for each bound issue is really desired, rather than using the PST $$o, use the expand_doc_bib_z30 routine (to expand the z30_material into the bib record) under the tab_expand WORD label. The expansion of z30 fields into the bib record is described in KB 4116 ("What is expand_doc_bib_z30? What fields can be included in it?")

    Additional Information

    The following comment appears in the expand_doc_bib_loc_1_b program which extracts the item information:

    * Map issbd and issue material types
    * into same line. They are not really different from
    * a loc/pst perspective

    Category: Cataloging (500)

    Subject: Search

    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013