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    Brief Level Definition in the Alma CZ

    The level of enrichment for Alma Community Zone records is varied based on many factors and availability of MARC records.

    In order to make this information more accessible to the community, we have set up a scale to help identify the “Brief Level” of each record, with 01 being the briefest level and 10 the richest.

    Each record in the CZ has been reviewed by an automated process to assess the relevant Brief Level.

    The definitions for the Brief Level scale were discussed and reviewed with the CZ Management Group, collaborating Content Providers and Librarians.

    A significant consideration was the brief level definition differences between print and electronic records, which was taken into account here.

    There are also unique rules applied for Monographs and Serials, as necessary due to their unique natures.

    Brief Level/Type Monographs Serials
    1 No 245 title exists No 245 title exists
    2 No­­­ ISBNs (020$a or 776$z) or Authors (100/110/111/700/710/711) exist No ISSNs (022$a or 776$x) or classification numbers (050 or 082) exist
    3 No Authors (100/110/111/700/710/711) exist No classification numbers (050 or 082) or 650 (subject) exist
    4 n/a No­­­ ISSNs (022$a or 776$x) exist
    5 No 260 or 264 exists No 260 or 264 exists
    6 n/a No classification numbers (050 or 082) exist, but has 650 (subject)
    7 No 6XX subjects exist No 6XX subjects exist
    8 Missing 505 or 520 No 010 or 016 exists
    9 No e-ISBN (020$a) exists No e-ISSN (022$a) exists
    10 Records with title, e-ISBN, Authors, Publisher data, Subjects, 505 AND 520 Records with title, e-ISSN, Publisher data, Subjects, 010 OR 016, 050 OR 082

    For information on the Bibliographic Rank, see Bibliographic Rank Algorithm.    

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