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Creating a brief bibliographic record for a serial

NOTE: These records are created as a place holder until such time as a full record is loaded into Sirsi either manually or through the MARC record service.

  1. Use the Add Title wizard to create a new record.
  2. Confirm the Bib_Lvl fixed field value is s.
  3. Add the Serials Solutions SSJ number (if one exists) to the 001 and the title control number field (on the Control tab). **FOR ELECTRONIC BIB RECORDS ONLY**
  4. Add the ISSN to the 022 field without a qualifier. (Monographs add ISBN to 020)
  5. Add the title to the 245 field.
  6. Add [brief] to the end of the title in the 245 field.
  7. Change the Ser_Type field to | (pipe).
  8. Change the Date1 field to "9999."
  9. Confirm that the record is NOT shadowed at the title level.
  10. Save

Example:

Creating a staff processing record

NOTE: These records are created for billing bundles, single line package billings and other situations in which a full bibliographic record will never be loaded into Sirsi.

  1. Use the Add Title wizard to create a new record.
  2. Confirm the Bib_Lvl fixed field value is s.
  3. Add the title to the 245 field.
  4. Add [staff processing record] to the end of the title in the 245 field.
  5. Add alternate titles for searching to the 246 field if necessary.
  6. Change the Ser_Type field to | (pipe).
  7. Change the Date1 field to "9999."
  8. These records can be shadowed at the title level if desired.
  9. Save
Creating the item record
  1. Add the ACQSER prefix to the autogenerated call number. [ACQMONO for Monograph records)
  2. Confirm the Class scheme is AUTO.
  3. Confirm that the home location is set to ACQ-S.
  4. Save

Example

Creating a template

  1. Right click on "Add title" and select "Properties."
  2. Select the "Defaults" tab.
  3. Fill out your default values to match the example below: