19.4. Creating New MARC Records

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It is best practice, and Sitka policy, to search Evergreen, Z39.50 sources, or, in some libraries, a vendor file of MARC records, before using a MARC record template for original cataloguing. You can create new MARC records in Evergreen by using MARC templates that exist in Evergreen. Original cataloguing should be done in Evergreen only if there is no record available in any of these previous sources.

For information about working with MARC records see Chapter 20, Editing and Maintaining MARC records.

  1. To access MARC templates select CataloguingCreate New Marc Record.

  2. The MARC Template screen opens. Click into drop down menu field to see available templates. Note you can select a workstation default here. Templates are available for book, music, audio, video and serial and are in both the AACR2 and RDA standards.

  3. Select appropriate template and click Load.

  4. A blank MARC record will load. In this example we have chosen a book template so MARC leader coding is for textual materials.

  5. Complete the MARC record as per Sitka policy. You can add and delete tags and subfields as required. See Chapter 20, Editing and Maintaining MARC records.

  6. Click Create Record.

  7. The record is created and will open up in your tab in the current default view. If you did not utilize Fast Item Add, you may now attach holdings as described in Chapter 15, Adding Holdings to Existing Records in the Sitka Database.

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