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It’s usually seen in LC records for monographs that were later recataloged as serials.  The J is not in the record when it is originally distributed.  When the records are recataloged, they are deleted from the LC database, but they can’t be deleted from WorldCat because lots of libraries might have holdings on them, and often the titles can be legitimately treated as monographs.  The J is a useful signal because otherwise it would look like there were LC records for the same thing as both a monograph and a serial.

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Two things:

First, I'm trying to figure out what the point would be of having the J code in a record in WorldCat.  If the record has been deleted in the contributing institution's catalog, why are they then sending the record to WorldCat?  But if the record's going to get added to WorldCat anyway (which I can see value in), isn't it enough to just have the institution's holdings symbol NOT be attached to the record?  (This is saying nothing about 040 data.)  The J code seems to be somewhat confusing to other users of the record.

Second, if the record is going to have the J code when added to WorldCat, then the first library to add their symbol should probably change the code.  And certainly LC could (should?) have changed it when adding the 010/042.  (But I'm not sure about LC's workflows with monograph records...)

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From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]]<mailto:[mailto:[log in to unmask]]> On Behalf Of Lammert, Richard
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Benjamin (and all):

Although I have normally only seen "J" for deleted DLC records, the rest of the statement that Benjamin referred to solves the mystery:
The record has been deleted by the institution which created it [my emphasis]. The code is used only for special cases of batchloaded records for selected files, such as national libraries (LC, NLM, BL, etc.) and some files loaded as resources for cataloging (NetFirst, Puvill, etc.)
Thus, it appears the the British Library Group Batchload (UKMGB), the creating institution, deleted the record from their own holdings, and the result is a "J"-encoded record in OCLC.

Richard Lammert


On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 1:21 PM, Davis, Carroll N <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
From checking in LC’s home database: That resource has not been withdrawn from LC’s collections, nor has its record been cancelled in the LC database.  Do not know why OCLC #857110256 has ELvl “J”.

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From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>] On Behalf Of Richard Amelung
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Benjamin,

I'm thinking that "J" is withdrawn from LC, but not from OCLC or the CONSER database.   Isn't that it?   "J" for them; anything you want it to be for you?

Richard

On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 11:52 AM, Benjamin A Abrahamse <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
According to bib formats<http://www.oclc.org/bibformats/en/fixedfield/elvl.html>, encoding level "J" is for a deleted record. But see OCLC# 857110256 (Origins of Palestinian art, 2013) has an 042 lcccopycat, an lccn (2014453369<tel:%282014453369>), and 128 holdings attached to it. I can't find any other records for this work in OCLC. Can anyone explain why the encl is set to J, and would it be possible for a BIBCO library to recode it to Blank?

The last edit to this record (of course I have no idea what it could have been) was performed on Feb. 2nd, 2016.

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