MOBIUS Procedure on Adding 229 Fields to Bibliographic Records

Developed by: 

MCDAC

Date Adopted: 

Monday, April 9, 2001

Revision Dates: 

Friday, October 30, 2009

Purpose of the Policy: 

This procedure outlines how to add a 229 field to a bibliographic record and thus enter titles in the journal, magazine, and newspaper index. Scope: This procedure can be used by all MOBIUS member libraries operating on the Sierra system. Responsible party: Each cluster is responsible for manually entering the 229 fields. The procedure is to be done on as needed basis.

Background: 

For this index, one or more 229 MARC tags were created during conversion by copying existing title field(s) from serial type records p or n. Which title fields were copied varies from cluster to cluster.

Policy Main Content: 

For new serial records, type p or n, enter the following fields:

  • Record has 130, copy 130 as 229.
  • Record has no 130, copy 245 as 229.
  • Record has 246, create 229 for each 246 as needed.
  • For entries that the patron does not easily locate, an additional 229 may be created at the cataloger's discretion.

If an entry in this index has non-filing characters they are to be deleted and the second (non-filing) indicator set to zero. New 229 tags should be entered without initial articles. Indicator values: 1st indicator blank, 2nd indicator 0 (set to zero since initial articles should be omitted).

 

When cataloging a serial that does not meet the serial type p or n, provide 229 access if judged appropriate.

 

Retain the correct serial type in the record.

Policy Type: 

Cataloging

Replaces: 

Guidelines for 229 Field (Journal Magazine or Newspaper Index) (04/09/2001)

Original Policy Document: