Anne Munkebyaune wrote:
>I'm not able to find out what 856 $q Electronic format type should
>contain for eletronic serials
>in cases where the home page of the serial is in text/html (source of
>information?), but the articles/issues are in other format, i.e.
Field 856 subfield $q (Electronic format type) is used to identify
the electronic format type of a resource. It is associated only with
the electronic resource that is identified in the 856 field. Thus, if
subfield $u references a HTML document, subfield $q would identify the
electronic format type as "text/html." Likewise, if one references a PDF
file in the 856 field, subfield $q would identify the electronic format
type as "Postscript file."
Thus, to answer Ms. Munkebyaune's question, if the 856 field
describes the homepage of the electronic serial (which is in html),
subfield $q would read, (for example) "text/html" regardless in what
kinds of formats the other pages branching off of it are. To use
subfield $q to describe the PDF article pages, one should create
856 fields for the locations of the PDF articles.
More information about coding the 856 field can be found
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