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2.3. Importing Records using z39.50-(Second step if it's not in SPARK)

1. Go to Cataloging / Import Record from Z39.50.

2. Under Service and Credentials, select Local Catalog and at least one other service. NOTE: See the SPARK web site for a list of favorite databases selected by other SPARK catalogers. Make sure to choose Native Evergreen Catalog to include SPARK in the search.

3. Under Query, search by ISBN first. If no matches are found, search by author and title. (If you are searching for a DVD, search by Author / Title.

4. Click Search. The search results will appear on the bottom of the screen.

5. Choose a result from the bottom of the screen. If you want to view more results, click Fetch

6. Choose a result and examine the MARC record by clicking on MARC.

7. Things to look for...

Fixed Fields:

If the item is a Children's Book, make sure that Audn in the Fixed fields is set to j.

If the item is a Large Print, make sure that Form in the fixed fields is set to d and that 250 specified the Large Print edition.

Marc Tags:

8. When you are ready to import a record, check the box next to MARC Editor and click Import.

9. The MARC Editor will open in a new tab. Make any changes to the record that you wish to make, staying within accepted Cataloging practices.

10. Click Import Record.

11. You will now see the record in the catalog. Go to Actions for this Record / Holdings Maintenance and follow local instructions to add copies/items.


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