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    Working with Rules

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    To work with rules, you must have one of the following roles:
    • Cataloger
    • Cataloger extended
    • Catalog Manager
    • Catalog Administrator
    In the MD Editor you can create and manage the private and shared normalization, merge, indication, and brief record level rules that you or others created.
    For details regarding the specific types of rules that you can create and manage, see:

    Menu Bar of the Rule Area

    In the Metadata Editor, the menu bar provides easy access to a variety of functions that you can perform. See the sections below for details regarding these functions. Some of the menus appears only for some of entities, and the options that appear in each menu may vary depending on the type of entity. 
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    Menu Bar for rules
    Action Description
    Save Record (Ctrl+S)
    Saves the changes in the repository.

    New Menu

    The New menu presents a list of rules types that you may want to create. 
    Normalization Select to create a normalization rule. For more details, see Working with Normalization Rules.
    Merge Select to create a merge rule. For more details, see Working with Merge Rules.
    Indication Select to create an indication rule. For more details, see Working with Indication Rules.
    Brief level Select to create a brief level rule. For more details, see Working with Brief Record Levels.
    Authority headings Select to create an authority heading rule. For more details, see Working with Authority Headings Rules.
    Normalization (Research) Select to create normalization rules for Esploro. This option appears only when Exploro is enabled in the system. For more details, see Managing Asset Normalization Rules.
    Normalization (Discovery) Select to create normalization rules for Primo VE. This option appears only when Primo-VE is enabled in the system. For more details, see Working with Normalization Rules.
    Rule Actions Menu
    Edit

    Select to edit the rule (not available for out-of-the-box (default) rules and Community Zone rules). 

    Enabled for Private rules and Shared non-default rules.

    View Select to view the rule in cases when you cannot edit it.
    Duplicate  Select to duplicate the rule, in order to modify and create another rule based on this rule.
    Contribute to CZ Select to contribute this rule to Community Zone (if you have this capability).
    The contributed rule appears both in the Shared folder and in the Community Zone folder.
    Properties Select to view and modify the rule properties, such as its name.
    Delete 

    Select to delete the rule.

    Enabled for local rules and CZ rules contributed by your institution

    Test external records

    Select to save and test the rule in Primo-VE. For details, see Testing Normalization Rules for External Data Sources.

    Enabled for Institution rules.

    Search & Browse menu
    Browse Shelf Listing (Alt+C) Displays the following options in order for you to do a call number browse:
    • Call Number Level – Select Holdings, Alternate call number, Temporary call number, or All from the drop-down list.
    • Call Number Type – From the drop-down list, select one of the call number types such as Library of Congress classification or Dewey Decimal classification to browse. This list varies depending on how your system is configured.
    • Library – Select a library from the drop-down list, to limit your browse results to a particular library.
    • Location – Select a location from the drop-down list, to limit your browse results to a particular location. Location options are available only after you have selected a library.
    • Call Number – Enter a call number value in order to perform a browse of the holdings records' 852 $h fields.

    This functionality is also available by selecting Resources > Cataloging > Browse Shelf Listing.

    When you select the link in the Description column for a call number, the bibliographic record opens in the Metadata Editor for editing. When you select the Holdings link in the Level column for a call number, the holdings record opens in the Metadata Editor for editing.

    The way in which this browse works cannot be configured.

    Browse Bibliographic Headings (Alt+H)

    Use this option to view bibliographic headings determined by the following search criteria that you select:

    • Heading type
    • Family
    • Source code
    • Search value

    See Browsing Bibliographic Headings for more information.

    This capability can also be accessed from Resources > Cataloging > Browse Bibliographic Headings.

    Search Resources (Alt+E) Exclude the record from being searched by external systems.

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