Part VI. Cataloging Administration


Commandline Adminitstrator!

The Evergreen database already contains information from the Library of Congress' MARC 21 format standards that includes possible values for select fixed fields. Users may also add values to these and other fixed fields through the MARC Coded Value Maps interface. Once new values are added, the right-click context menu for the selected fixed field will display those values in the MARC Editor for any Record Type that utilizes that fixed field. There are three relevant tables that contain the values that display in the fixed field context menu options:

  1. config.marc21_ff_pos_map describes, for the given record type, where a fixed field is located, its start position, and its length.
  2. config.coded_value_map defines the set of valid values for many of the fixed fields and the translatable, human-friendly labels for them.
  3. config.record_attr_definition links together the information from the config.marc21_ff_pos_map and config.coded_value_map tables.

Administration keep it for command line administrator!

The information driving the MARC 007 Field Physical Characteristics Wizard is already a part of the Evergreen database. This data can be customized by individual sites and / or updated when the Library of Congress dictates new values or positions in the 007 field. There are three relevant tables where the information that drives the wizard is stored:

  1. config.marc21_physical_characteristic_type_map contains the list of materials, or values, for the positions of the 007 field.
  2. config.marc21_physical_characteristic_subfield_map contains rows that list the meaning of the various positions in the 007 field for each Category of Material.
  3. config.marc21_physical_characteristic_value_map lists all of the values possible for all of the positions in the config.marc21_physical_characteristic_subfield_map table.