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WorldCat Validation release notes, April 2021

 

Release Date: April 22, 2021

Introduction

This release of changes to WorldCat Validation involves the following new features, enhancements, and bug fixes.

  • New features and enhancements:
    • OCLC-MARC Validations of New MARC Codes Announced February and March 2021.
    • New ISSN Centre Codes Validated for Bibliographic 022.
  • Bug fixes:
    • Correction of Relationship Between Authority 008/17 and 18X Fields.
    • Correction of ISAN Validation in Bibliographic and Holdings Fields 024.
    • Correction of Validation for Bibliographic Field 345.
    • Correction of Validation for Authority Field 348.

These enhancements and fixes are the result of announcements of new MARC elements and codes by the Library of Congress as well as feedback and requests from members of the OCLC cooperative.

New features and enhancements

OCLC-MARC Validations of New MARC Codes Announced February and March 2021

You may now use all new MARC Codes announced by the Library of Congress in the following LC Technical Notices:

Classification Scheme Source Codes

The following source codes have been added to the Classification Scheme Source Codes list for usage in appropriate fields and elements.

  • srnlcs - Taideyliopiston kirjaston Sörnäisten kampuksen luokitus = University of Arts Helsinki Library Sörnäinen Campus Classification

Fingerprint Scheme Source Codes

The following source codes have been added to the Fingerprint Scheme Source Codes list for usage in appropriate fields and elements.

  • bibpf - Bibliographical profile. Osler, Douglas J. “The identification of edition in early printed books” in Rare law books and the language of catalogues. Siena, 1999 (Documenti di storia, 29), p. 23-40.
  • sten - Steele notation. Crawford, James Ludovic Lindsay. “A bibliography of royal proclamations of the Tudor and Stuart sovereigns and of others published under authority, 1485-1714. With an historical essay on their origin and use by Robert Steele.” Oxford, 1910, Vol. 1, p. [xxxiii]-xxxiv.
  • other - other

Genre/Form Code and Term Source Codes

The following source codes have been added to the Genre/Form Code and Term Source Codes list for usage in appropriate fields and elements.

Name and Title Authority Source Codes

The following source code has been added to the Name and Title Authority Source Codes list for usage in appropriate fields and elements.

  • mitos - Authority File of the Hellenic (Greek) Academic Libraries Cataloguing Consortium (ILSaS-Mitos)

Subject Heading and Term Source Codes

The following source code has been added to the Subject Heading and Term Source Codes list for usage in appropriate fields and elements.

  • gsso - Gender, Sex, and Sexual Orientation (GSSO) ontology

New ISSN Centre Codes Validated for Bibliographic 022

Two new ISSN Centre Codes, 77 for Panama and 78 for Ukraine, have now been validated for use in Bibliographic field 022 (International Standard Serial Number) subfield $2.

Bug fixes

Correction of Relationship Between Authority 008/17 and 18X Fields

Validation now recognizes correct combinations of Authority 008/17, Type of Subject Subdivision (Subdiv tp), values and Authority 18X fields. Previously, validation was not accepting certain valid combinations of 008/17 codes and 18X fields.

Correction of ISAN Validation in Bibliographic and Holdings Fields 024

You may now correctly validate a correctly formatted International Standard Audiovisual Number (ISAN) in the Bibliographic and Holdings fields 024 with First Indicator value 7 and the presence of subfield $2 value "isan". The structure and validation of the ISAN are described in the ISAN User Guide. Previously, ISANs that included either all zeroes in the “version” segment or any dashes were not recognized as valid.

Correction of Validation for Bibliographic Field 345

You may now enter subfields $c and/or $d in Bibliographic field 345 without the presence of either subfield $a or $b. Previously, an incorrect validation relationship was requiring the presence of either subfield $a or $b in field 345.

Correction of Validation for Authority Field 348

You may now enter subfield $2 without the presence of subfield $b in Authority field 348. Previously, an incorrect validation relationship required the presence of subfield $b when subfield $2 was present.

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