Bcode3 use

Author: smoody
Posted in: Systems

Bcode3 is a Millennium-specific field not part of the official marc record that can be used to suppress a bib record from public display.  These values are defined for Bcode3:

Value: “-”
Meaning: Not suppressed
Use: This is the expected value for most records and makes the Bib record viewed by the public

Value: “d”
Meaning: Suppressed, marked for delete
Use: Use is described here (link to procedure for deletion of bib)

Value: “n”
Meaning: Suppressed, but not withdrawn or marked for delete
Use: This value is used for Acquisitions Bib records or other records used internally which are not directly connected to a cataloged item and are not intended for the public.  The Bib record and attached order records are used for ordering and payments.  Standing orders for monographic series which are cataloged as seps have Holdings records attached.  These Bib records can be retained indefinitely, often to retain the payment history, but they can be reviewed for possible deletion. This includes the list purposes records used for payment, barter, material order for internal use only (the “tools”) and standing orders for cat sep material (“call number varies”).

Value: “s”
Meaning: Not suppressed
Use: Do not use. Used for systems for temporary projects, and then returned to original value upon completion.

Value: “w”
Meaning: Suppressed, completely withdrawn, no trace left in OskiCat of print or full text electronic access
Use: Do not set. This value is set over the weekend by a batch job if no active items or holdings remain (ie, all locations on attached items or holdings begin with zw).  If a previously completely withdrawn item is found, this value needs to change back to “-“. If you are a unit that maintains your own bibliographic records, you can make this change at the same time as the item is reinstated. Otherwise, use this flag: (link to reinstating withdrawn instructions)

Legacy Data

Last updated date: 04/12/12
Author: C. Takaro/J. Gordon
Update Group: Systems


Created: May 14, 2016
Last revised: November 7, 2016
Review date: None set

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