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4.13. Working with Pre-Cats.

What are "pre-cat" records?


How are pre-cat records created?


When should pre-cat records be deleted?


Very important: Never edit TCN-1!


To prevent accidental creation of pre-cat records:


In conclusion:

Remember these things about Pre-Cats:

  1. They are meant to be one time use. Do not try to re-use, edit, or merge them.
  2. Leave TCN-1 alone! Do not try to change MARC information, add holdings, or merge.
  3. Pre-Cats cannot be targeted for holds or viewed in the OPAC.
  4. Keep "Strict Barcode" selected to avoid accidentally creating pre-cats from mis-scans.

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