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Exceptions to OPAL Cataloging Standards and Procedures
- Retain or add
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505 formatted contents note fields so that initial articles of titles and miscellaneous information contained in this sub-field such as volume numbers, chapter numbers, etc. will not be indexed in OPAL.
- URLs for locally subscribed materials should be placed in the ITEM FLD variable length field in an item record with a
856 tag and the appropriate indicators. In addition, the item record should be suppressed from OhioLINK using ICODE2=-z.
URLs for freely available content can be placed in a 856 field in the bibliographic record. Any OPAL cataloger encountering a restricted-access resource in a bib record 856 is free to remove the 856 without asking any of the holding libraries.
The ONLY exception to this is for the OPAL Ebsco Academic ebook collection - URLs are placed in an 956 field in the bibliographic record.
- MARC Records for the following content should not be loaded into the OPAL catalog:
- Electronic journals