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]> 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From checking in LC’s home database: That resource has not been withdrawn from LC’s collections, nor has its record been cancelled in the LC database.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”.



Carroll N. Davis, ABA, U.S. Arts, Sciences & Humanities Division, Library of Congress

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I'm thinking that "J" is withdrawn from LC, but not from OCLC or the CONSER database.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?




On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 11:52 AM, Benjamin A Abrahamse <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

According to bib formats, encoding level "J" is for a deleted record. But see OCLC# 857110256 (Origins of Palestinian art, 2013) has an 042 lcccopycat, an lccn (2014453369), 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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