Re: question about 022 field Louie, Amanda 25 May 2006 16:19 UTC

Hi Beth,

I think this is the change referred to in OCLC technical bulletin 252:

Specifically, it states that "ISSN (Continuing Resources 008/20 & 006/03) will be deleted from the Continuing Resources records and displays. Existing data will be converted and display in field 022 subfield ‡2."

Apparently, the one character position for the ISSN Center in the leader is no longer enough, so this data will now be tracked in the 022 subfield 2.

I assume the z, 1, and 2 you are seeing correspond to the same ISSN Center codes as in the 008/20:
1=United States
2=United Kingdom

I hope that helps!

Amanda (Zoller) Louie, MSLIS
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From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum [mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Beth Cox
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Subject: [SERIALST] question about 022 field

I have noticed a number of OCLC records recently where, after the ISSN in
the 022 field, there is a $2 with either a letter or number, usually a z, 1
or 2.  Bib Formats does not indicate a subfield 2.  Does anyone know what
this field is and what the letters/numbers mean?

Thank you very much!

Curiously yours,

Beth Cox

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