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    How does Alma define a brief record?

    • Article Type: Q&A
    • Product: Alma
    • Relevant for Installation Type: Dedicated-Direct; Direct;

    Question

    How does Alma define a brief record?

    Answer

    A brief record is calculated using one of two brief record algorithms which are activated by Ex Libris.

    Algorithm 1:
    #rule "Brief 050 042 subjects "
    # when
    # MARC.control."LDR".EncodingLevel does not contain " ,1,2,4,7"
    # or MARC does not contain "050"
    # or MARC does not contain "042"
    # or MARC does not contain "6XX"
    # then
    # set brief."true"
    #end

    Algorithm 2:
    #rule "Brief 050 or 086 245 260 6XX or 502 or 520 "
    # when
    # MARC.control."LDR".EncodingLevel does not contain " ,1,2,4,7"
    # or MARC does not contain "050,086"
    # or MARC does not contain "245"
    # or MARC does not contain "260"
    # or MARC does not contain "6XX,502,520"
    # then
    # set brief."true"
    #end
    (where the encoding level (Leader, position 17) value equals “#” or “1” or “2”, or “4” or “7”)

    Based on the algorithm described above, Alma determines if a record has full or brief bibliographic information when it is saved to the repository.
    To determine if a record is brief or full, view the record in Meta Editor > Tools > Set Management Tags > Brief.
    If the Brief tag in the menu has a yellow checkmark, the record is considered a Brief record (see example attached to this article).

    Additional Information

    NOTE: These algorithms are fixed; therefore, users cannot assign brief versus full status.

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    Category: Resource Management

    Subject: Configuration