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    Analytics Evidence AGSA3 (008 Field)

    Created By: IGeLU-ELUNA Analytics Working Group
    Created on: 11/20/2018



    see also full field mapping evidence

    Users want the full 008 field mapped into Analytics.

    Ex Libris already takes significant parts of the 008 and LDR and makes them specific fields depending on meaning of position.

    It seems a lot of institutions are mapping the 008 information they want to report on to 9xx tags using normalization and indications rules and are then mapping the 9xx tags to Analytics in order to get the information that they need. There are a lot of people asking that the entire leader and 008 get mapped to analytics. Examples of missing information:

    Bibliographic 008

    • position 23 = a indicating microfilm
    • position 23 = b indicating microfiche
    • position 28 = f indicating item is a government document (HathiTrust asks for this)

    Holdings 008:

    • position 7 - method of acquisition (especially to track 7 = g, gift)

    Ex Libris Response (23 January 2019)

    Analytics already has the following bibliographic 008 positions:

    • 008/06 date type
    • 008/07-10 begin publication date
    • 008/11-14 end publication date
    • 008/15-17 place 
    • 008/35-37 language

    The following has been added to the Alma Analytics tentative long-term roadmap (internal comment URM-100794):

    Title:  Add full LDR and full 008 to bibliographic details and holding details folder. Add specific positions of the 008 to the bibliographic details folder.

    Details: Add the following fields: 

    • "bibliographic details" folder "Form of item".  If the record type is MARC 21 then it will be the value of bibliographic 008 pos. 23.  Otherwise empty.
    • "bibliographic details" folder "Government publication".  If the record type is MARC 21 then it will be the value of bibliographic 008 pos. 28.  Otherwise empty.
    • "bibliographic details" folder "Method of acquisition".  If the record type is MARC 21 then it will be the value of holdings field 008 pos. 07.  Otherwise empty.
    • "bibliographic details" folder "BIB 008 MARC".  Will include the entire 008 "as is".
    • "bibliographic details" folder "BIB LDR MARC".  Will include the entire LDR "as is".
    • "holding details" folder "HOL 008 MARC".  Will include the entire 008 "as is".
    • "holding details" folder "HOL LDR MARC".  Will include the entire LDR "as is".

    From the IGeLU-ELUNA Analytics Working Group, Analytics Evidence Document

    Please send questions or comments to the Analytics Working Group Listserv