Constant Data and Command Lines
Creating a Constant Data Record
To create a constant data record in OCLC Connexion service:
- From the "Create Options" drop down menu choose "Constant
- Choose "MARC Template" and the type of work form (use books
as a default) from the dropdown menus and click the "Create" button:
- Edit the fields you need:
- From the "Action:" dropdown menu, choose "Save Constant
- Fill in a name.
- Check "Make this your Default Constant Data?"
- Enter the status of the record if you wish.
- Select "Yes"
Using Your Constant Data
To apply your constant data to a record in OCLC Connexion service:
- Search for the WorldCat or Save File record you want to edit.
- From the Edit: dropdown menu choose "Apply Default Constant Data."
~~ OR ~~
- From the Edit: dropdown menu choose "Select Constant Data."
(A new window will open with a list of your constant data)
- Click on the record you wish to use.
(The window will close and the constant data will be added to the record.)
Changing the Default Constant Data
You can change which constant data record will be your default and choose whether
you want to use only the variable fields, only the fixed fields, or both types
- From the "Search Options" dropdown menu, choose "Constant
- Click the "Search" button.
- Click on the "Set as Default" button next to your record.
- You can now choose whether you want to use the whole constant data record,
the variable fields only, or the fixed fields only. (Note: whichever option
you choose will apply to all of your constant data records, not just your
- From the Action: dropdown menu, choose "Save Constant Data Record."
- Select "Yes"
Summary of Command Line Codes:
- b1-b; [record type: b = monograph]
- b2-o; [campus code: o = orono]
- b3- ; [cataloger's initial]
- bn-oro; [bib record branch code]
- /loc-osta [item location code]
- /sta- [status code, if other than "available"]
- /ty-1 [item type code; 1=book]
- /i2- [acquisition type; p=approval; r=firm order; g=gift; s=standing
All of the fields are entered in one stream, separated by ; or /, without spaces.
Example of 949 field if you need to overlay an order record:
949 33 *recs-b110n;ov-.oxxxxxx;b1-b;b2-o;b3-e;bn-oro;i-12345678990/loc-osta/ty-1/i2-p
| Revised: 12/27/2011