Different systems are programmed to show different content.
But, it just so happens that there will be a paper presented at the Annual
ALA MARBI meetings that will deal with this issue. It will be Proposal No.
2000-07: Definition of Subfield $y (Link text) in Field 856 and will be
available in about a week at the MARC Web site. An announcement of its
availability will be forthcoming.
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On Tue, 2 May 2000, John Robert Gardner wrote:
> When an 856 with a $u field is used, does anyone know what the display
> actually shows--preferred, best practice, whatever--as the blue hypertext
> that is the clickable link? In other words, is the full http://whatever
> string from the 856 $u the actual blue clickable text, or is it something