Job or tool for extraction of related bibliographic records
We would like the ability to get a hold of or extract the related bibliographic records in bulk based on a set of (other) bib-records.
Alma already now automatically displays related records in "other details". We understand that the links are built based on bibliographic data in the MARC linking fields: 773, 774, 777, 786, 800, 810, 811, and 830 (subfield w,x,z).
An example of a related record is a title within a monographic series. In this case, the bib record for the single monograph has a 830 $w with the MMS-ID/system number of the superordinate bib record.
We would like exactly this function but not only for one title but for a set of bib records.
Use cases are:
Moving a part of our library to a different location or even library. We make the selection for the move based on items with a certain call number or location, but have trouble getting a hold of holdings which might belong to related bib-records but don’t have a permanent call number or a specific location.
When migrating from Aleph to Alma, a lot of sub- and superordinate bib records were not anchored in our Institution Zone, because they didn’t have inventory. However, they’re related to bib-records on superordinate (series) or subordinate (journal articles) level, which do have inventory. Now we need to find those related records in order to anchor them into our IZ.
We imagine, the easiest way would be to create a job, which exports all related bib-records based on a set of bib-records. Also an analytics-column, which displays all related MMS-IDs would work. The export should include the type of link (MARC field 773, 800, etc.) and all the other subfields of those MARC fields, so that we can sort the export list accordingly.
Since cataloguing hierarchical bib records is widely practiced all over the world and especially so in the German speaking regions, and since they’re part of the RDA cataloguing regulations, we are convinced, that this could be useful for many libraries.
Barbora Drobíková commented
We need this functionality too and not only for the above-listed fields but for all linking fields 76X-78X.