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On 3/23/06, Rebecca S. Guenther <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Sorry, all, I've been away and didn't answer this promptly.
>
> The MARC to MODS mapping at
> http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/v3/mods-mapping.html
> does not put 245$h in title. It puts it in physicalDescription with
> authority="gmd". However, when we changed that (a few years ago) we
> inadvertently left in the instruction concerning the order of subfields
> after $n and $p, so they never got changed in the transformation. The
> stylesheet does output 245$h as physicalDesription but only when it
> follows $a and leaves $h with the title if it follows other
> subfields. This is an error. So we have just fixed the stylesheet so that
> $h always goes into physicalDescription. We will also fix the mapping.

Rock!  Thanks Rebecca!

>
> Rebecca
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> ^^  Rebecca S. Guenther                                   ^^
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>
> On Thu, 16 Mar 2006, Ross Singer wrote:
>
> > Hi all,
> > I have a question about the MARC to MODS transform.  Why does it put the 245
> > subfield h in the title tag?  This is not actually part of the title, so it
> > seems to degrade the integrity of the record to put it there.
> >
> > Has there been discussion to put this value somewhere else?
> > physicalDescription possibly?  An attribute to "title"?
> >
> > At least in MARC, it's easy to just leave out of a title... This is less
> > easy in MODS post transform.  I could always just leave it out of the
> > transform, but, at the same time, I don't want to /lose/ that data.
> >
> > How are other people coping with this?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > -Ross.
> >
>


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