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On Tue, December 27, 2005 3:31 pm, M.N.Rao wrote:
> I do not understand logic behind the 3 indicator in the first position
> of 246 tag. Logically, when we assign a the first indicator 3 in 246
> tags, means that it will be not generate a note, and give title added
> entry access. But, whereas it actually generate note legend Parallel
> title.
>
> If we assign 246 1 1 to denote parallel title will it be wrong?

It seems that your system is not reading the first indicator value, or not
processing it correctly.  The MARC specification is quite plain and its
logic pretty clear.  246 with 1st indicator = 3 ought not to generate any
note; the second indicator is of significance only to the cataloguer, to
justify the title added entry.  Perhaps you should check whether the
settings of your system for 246 indicators can be corrected.

With 1st indicator set = 1, 246 should generate both a note and an added
title entry.  The second indicator controls the display of the caption.  I
can't really see why you would find a note captioned as "Parallel title"
useful.

Hal Cain
Joint Theological Library
Parkville, Victoria, Australia
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