Sort Order of MARC Fields

  • In System Administration there are two settings that affect the sort order of MARC bibliographic records.
     

    • Automatically sort MARC bibliographic records?

      • Yes - If yes, it will sort according to the MARC Validation Bibliographic table. This is how it is currently set.

      • No - If no, the fields will remain in the same order that they are in. Catalogers need to insert fields in the order they want them to appear. This is what we first started with on Go Live day.
         

    • MARC Validation Bibliographic table

      • This table has all of the MARC fields in it. Currently it is in numerical order except for the 5XX tags.

      • This table also controls which fields are validated in the system and which are repeatable.

Current Sort Order of 5XX Fields

538
546

505

506

507

508

500

502

510

511

513

514

515

516

518

521

520

504

522

524

525

526

530

533

534

535

536

540

541

542

544

545

547

550

552

555

556

561

562

563

565

567

580

581

583

584

585

586

588

590

595

596

598

599

501

Kathy Schmidt

5/9/2018