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Why is the first predicted issue generating with the second combined month twice?

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

Question

Journal is published 8 times a year, with Jan-Feb, Mar-Apr, June-July and Sept-Oct combined. 853 contains:
$$8 1 $$a v. $$b no. $$i (year) $$j (month) $$u m $$v r $$wm $$x 01 $$y cm01-02,03-04,06-07,09-10
Click: Tools > MARC21 Holdings > Open predicted items > the month information is duplicated.

Why is the first predicted issue generating with the second combined month twice: 2015:Sept.-Oct.-Oct ?

Answer

To correct click: Tools > MARC21 Holding > Next Predicted Item’s Information and edit the second level of chronology(j) field. It will contain a combined issue, for example 09-10. Change this to a single issue, for example 09, and the predicted items will correctly generate.

Category: Resource Management

Subject: Metadata editor