HomeCatalogingEditing, Transferring, and Overlaying*** NEVER ever edit the MARC in Bib Record TCN-1!

4.14. *** NEVER ever edit the MARC in Bib Record TCN-1!

The Bib Record with ID TCN-1 is reserved for all pre-cats. This MARC Record should never be edited.

If it is edited, every pre-cat in the system will take on those characteristics. It will change the over 20,000 pre-cat items in the System and make the record display in the catalog as though it is available.

The record should always look like this:


How Does Editing the TCN Actually Happen?  DON'T DO THIS. 

If a person accidentally scanned the barcode in Item Status and then clicked on the MARC link that appeared.  They added and edited Fields on this record. (I assume they had to save the changes too.)   This causes system chaos because the TCN-1 is a shared bibliographic record. 

Please report to Support if you edit the TCN by accident.

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