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    SEARCH: Subject headings keyword searches don't return 2nd ind. 7

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Voyager
    • Product Version: 7.2.1

    Bug Report Form for Issue 16384-13329

    Module(s): Search (CAT/WebV)
    Server platform(s) affected: Solaris/all
    PC OS (if applicable): n/a
    Browser & version (if applicable): n/a

    Release(s) replicated in: reported in 7.2.3
    Last version without bug (if applicable): n/a (replicated back to 6.1)

    Expected results: When performing a subject headings keyword search, all headings in the Headings table will be searched and applicable headings returned in the results.

    Actual results: Subject headings keyword searches do not return results for subject headings with a second indicator 7 (other/source specified in $2).

    Workflow implications: Some subject headings cannot be retrieved with a headings keyword search.

    Replication steps:
    1. In Cataloging, select Search>Index Selection>Find>Staff (or OPAC) Subject Headings Search.
    2. Search for a term (example: Cataloging).
    3. Find an LC or MeSH heading with a bib attached (example: Cataloging of rare books).
    4. Repeat the search using Search>Index Selection>Keyword> Staff (or OPAC) Subject Headings Search.
    5. Notice that the term you found in step 3 is returned as a result.
    6. Open the bib record and change the subject heading’s 2nd indicator to 7; add a subfield 2 with a thesaurus code (it doesn’t matter if it is valid in Voyager (i.e., gtt) or not (i.e., local).
    7. If you look in the Heading table, you’ll see this heading stored there.
    8. Save the record. Repeat the previous 2 searches. The new heading is found and returned in the results (and displays the correct heading type) when using Find. And the heading is not returned when searched as headings Keyword.

    Other information: Search behaves similarly in WebVoyage (SUBJ@), both Classic and Tomcat.

    Workaround: None. Customers can find bib records with subject keywords using subject keyword searching/SKEY on the bib records, but cannot keyword search headings with a type of Other/Source specified in subfield $2.


    • Article last edited: 3/5/2015
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