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Please make the MARC bib. 245 subfield p from the bibliographic record available.

The MARC 245 subfield p from the bibliographic record is not exposed to Primo. This means that the data in the b245p is not available to display to users in the My Account section of Primo, to letters sent to users, as part of the requesting process and on pull slips for items. This becomes important when the items have 245a data that is the same. For example, when a video game has the same name with more info in the 245p like the ones below.
b245a b245p
Angry birds. Star Wars
Angry birds. Trilogy
Assassin's creed. Brotherhood
Assassin's creed. Revelations
Batman. Arkham Asylum
Batman. Arkham city
Batman. Arkham origins
Call of duty. Black Ops
Call of duty. Black ops II

This lack of data makes the communication with the patron via the Primo interface and emails out of Alma ambiguous at best.

See attached for examples of each of the issues.

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  • JMC commented  · 

    Clearly, improved use of the information in ALL the 245 subfields is important to many of us. This is one of FOUR similar/related requests, with a total of 50 votes as of 8/16/2016:
    • "The 245 field should display in repository search results, even if there is no 245$a" (10 votes)
    • "Please make the MARC bib. 245 subfield p from the bibliographic record available" (2 votes)
    • "Make 245 $p, $n, $s, $k, $f, $g part of "Title" resource description when viewing/editing holdings and item record details" (13 votes)
    • "Make 245 $p, $n, $s, $k, $f, $g part of "Title" criteria in Analytics &/or make them available as separate criteria" (25 votes)

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