I've never seen long-term good come from continuing obsolete and local
practices as opposed to following current, generally accepted practices.
Eventually the job of updating/upgrading happens, and is worsened by the
delay.   So I recommend following current MARC 21 protocols.  Good options to
004 have been mentioned: note fields, linking fields...


Joanna F. Fountain, Ph.D.
Adjunct Faculty, GSLIS
The University of Texas at Austin

Amy Stults wrote:

> Our library is beginning to create MARC Holding records for all materials,
> including monographs. When we purchased the software segment to do this,
> our vendor told us that we could tie together bibliographic records for
> bound-withs and analytics by repeating the 004 control field. But the MARC
> documentation for Holdings Data says that the 004 field is not repeatable.
> If anyone can give me some ideas for dealing with these bound-withs without
> going against the MARC standard, I would appreciate it very much.
> Thanks,
> Amy Stults
> Library, Technical Services
> Abilene Christian University
> ACU Box 29208
> Abilene, Texas 79699
> 915-674-2733
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