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    Codes for country and language in 008 field

     

    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 20, 21, 22, 23
    • Relevant for Installation Type: Dedicated-Direct, Direct, Local, Total Care

     

    Problem Symptoms:
    The 008 field has different positions: place of publication and language, with a 3 dots box beside
    When clicking on this box, there are no codes to choose from.

     

    Cause:
    Configuration

     

    Resolution:
    The values can be set in a table called tag_values.lng in $data_tab.
    In the form you can define the identifier for the field.

    e.g. %%LANGUAGE which can be used in file tag_values.lng to produce a list of languages.

    Example
    ./usm01/pc_tab/catalog/008_xx.lng

    ^15=Unspecified (32)
    ^16=Literary form (33)
    ^17=Biography (34)
    ^18=Language (35-37)%%LANGUAGE <<<<
    ^19=Modified record (38)
    ^20=Cataloging source (39)

    ./usm01/tab/tag_values.eng
    LANGUAGE alb Albanian
    LANGUAGE arm Armenian
    LANGUAGE aze Azerbaijani
    LANGUAGE ber Berber (Other)

    The same applies to PLACE-OF-PUBLICATION
    ./usm01/pc_tab/catalog/008_xx.lng
    ^6=Publication Place (15-17)%%PLACE-OF-PUBLICATION

    ./usm01/tab/tag_values.lng
    PLACE-OF-PUBLICATION ag Argentina
    PLACE-OF-PUBLICATION aku Alaska
    PLACE-OF-PUBLICATION at Australia
    PLACE-OF-PUBLICATION bb Barbados
    [...]

    Additional Information
    See also 'Aleph System librarians Guide - Cataloging', chapter '5.1 Defining Lists of Valid Values and Description'.

     

     


    • Article last edited: 26-Jun-2016
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