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    CAT: Some headings with matching Authority records are not Authorized

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Voyager
    • Product Version: 8.2.0

    Problem Symptoms:
    * Some headings with matching Authority records are not Authorized.

    This behavior is caused by Issue 16384-21329

    Fixed in Voyager 8.2.0.

    If you are on Voyager 8.2.0 and experiencing this issue, please open a Support Incident via eService and request the fix for Issue 16384-21329. This fix requires a subsequent HEADINGS regen for full resolution.

    Additional Information

    Replication steps:
    1. Uncheck Cataloging > Options -> Preferences -> Validation -> Bypass Authority Control
    2. Import attached authority record > Save to DB.
    3. Look at the headings created in AUTH_HEADING (select * from AUTH_HEADING where AUTH_ID=<newauthid>;).
    4. In AUTH_HEADING it?s a corporate name (select * from heading where HEADING_ID=<the heading id>;).
    5. Import attached bibliographic record > Save to DB.
    6. Look at the headings created in bib_heading (select * from BIB_HEADING where BIB_ID=<the new bib_id>;). Notice the entry for the subject field.
    7. In the heading table, staffrefs and opacrefs for this heading are blank (select * from HEADING where HEADING_ID=<new bib subject heading>;).
    8. In the cataloging client, this shows up as ?Nonexistent Heading? in the headings validation box. In Staff Subject Headings Search, headings do not show as Authorized.

    Workaround: None

    Other information: Happens with SCIS subject headings, Schools online thesaurus, UNBIS thesaurus; maybe others. Authority records with headings that have subdivisions validate (see attached).

    Category: Cataloging

    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013
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