Chapter 31. Monograph Part Merging

The monograph part list for a bibliographic record may, over time, diverge from the proscribed format, resulting in multiple labels for what are essentially the same item. For instance, Vol. 1 may have variants like V.1, Vol 1, or  Vol. 1 (leading space). Merging parts will allow cataloging staff to collapse the variants into one value.

In the Monograph Parts display:

  1. Click the checkbox for all items you wish to merge including the one you wish to prevail when done.
  2. Click on the “Merge Selected” button. A pop-up window will list the selected items in a monospaced font, with blanks represented by a middle-dot character for more visibility.
  3. Click on the item you wish to prevail.

The undesired part labels will be deleted, and any copies that previously used those labels will now use the prevailing label