October 14, 2011

245n now searchable in NHU-PAC

We've made a modest change to title searches in the NHU-PAC which should keep you from getting lost while looking for Lost.

Previously, a search for Lost: the Complete Fifth Season would yield no hits even though the record for this DVD set has been in the NHU-PAC since 2009. You could look by the title Lost (more than 10,000 hits on its own!) in combination with, say, a performer's name but you'd still have several hits to look through.

The problem: MARC subfield 245n, where the season number for DVD sets of TV series and the part number for graphic novels is usually stored, wasn't included in our title search index. Now it is, making it much easier to target Naruto Vol. 48 or Friday Night Lights: the Fifth and Final Season. This change applies to all NHU-PAC title searches, including in the ILL program.

Sample title fields from MARC bibliographic records, with newly searchable data in blue:

245 00 ‡aLost.‡nThe complete fifth season,‡pThe journey back‡h[videorecording] /‡cABC Studios ; Bad Robot.
245 10 ‡aNaruto.‡nVol. 48,‡pThe cheering village /‡cstory and art by Masashi Kishimoto ; [translation, Mari Morimoto].
245 00 ‡aFriday night lights.‡nThe fifth and final season‡h[videorecording] /‡cUniversal City Studios, Inc.

If you have questions about this or any other NHU-PAC searching issues, please contact the NHAIS Help Desk at 271-2141 or nhu-pac@dcr.nh.gov.

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