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    What do Sort by $w, RDA Sorting and Name before Name/title do?

    • Product: Voyager
    • Product Version: 9.2.0
    • Relevant for Installation Type: Dedicated-Direct; Direct; Local; Total Care

    Question

    MARC Field Ordering Rules contain a few sort options with names that don't fully explain what they do. What do Sort by $w, RDA Sorting and Name before Name/title do?

    Answer

    • Sort by $w: Put the fields in order first by the first character of subfield $w (assuming "n" if none), and then in ascending alphabetical order.
    • RDA Sorting: Used only when 336, 337, and/or 338 is within the sorting options. Puts the fields in order first by the contents of subfield $2, then by tag.
    • Name before Name/title : Put plain names before name/title headings in the 700, 710, 711 fields. Name/title is detected by the presence of $t, so 700, 710 and 711 without a $t will come first.

     

    Article last edited: 11-May-2016