Cataloging - 949 control field to attach items

949 control field to create attached items to loaded records

The 949 control field to create an item looks like this:

949_1 $i1070003542208$lflgmn$z090$aBL782$b.S7 1979$t18$h170$s-

Marc tag is 949, first indicator is blank, second indicator must be 1 (that’s a number one)

Subfields – these letters should all be in lower case. The $ indicates the subfield in MarcEdit. In Sierra, it’s the | (pipe) symbol. No spaces between subfields.
 

  • i= barcode
  • l = item location code
  • z = 090 or 092 or 099
    • (092 = Dewey, 099 = local, 090 = LoC)
  • d = call number prefix (i.e. REF.)
  • a = classification number
  • b = cutter number
  • c = volume number
  • p = price
  • t = ITYPE
  • h = agency number
  • g = copy number
  • q = ICODE1
  • s = STATUS
  • r = ICODE2
  • u = IMESSAGE
  • o = OPACMSG
  • h = AGENCY
  • n = INT. NOTE (variable field)
  • f = LOCAL NOTE (variable field)
  • j = price2 field (variable field)
  • w = eContent (for electronic resource materials)
  • m = Message (variable field)

Exceptions: 099 call numbers should be only in $a. There is no $b in a 099.

To see the choices for the status, ITYPE or ICODEs, open an item record and double click in the field so the list of choices appears.

BTW: if you want a URL in the item record, that goes in the 856|u of the MARC record. Tables that put URLs in item records will get it from there. URLs do not come from 949 fields.

20160610 - lc