J. McRee Wrote:
But it makes one wish a little more thought had been given to assigning
the field tags. Fields 506 and 540 (both restrictions on use) are, for
example, separated by a sometimes lengthy 520. Let us hope one or the
other will be made obsolete, and any distinction between the two
preserved by making the remaining one a repeating field with indicators
or by the use of subfield codes. Does *anyone* understand the difference
between these two fields? I get as many variations in explanation as
when ministers try to explain the Trinity.
J. McRee (Mac) Elrod | Special Libraries Cataloguing, Inc.
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506 is for *access* (not use) restrictions, e.g. can
researchers see the the stuff? do they need a
donor's or agency's permission to use the stuff?
540 is for *use* restrictions for materials to which
access is provided, e.g. can the user photocopy the
stuff? quote from/publish it?
Beth "Minister-of-MARC" Golding
Florida State Archives
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