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Manage global issues

To create, edit or delete global issues in WorldCat, you use the Manage Issues tab on the Issues screen.

These changes will be published to all other libraries.
Editing and deleting issues is inadvisable if other libraries have already received this issue.

  1. In Discover Items search for the serial.
  2. Click on the title of the serial.
  3. On the top right click Issues.
  4. Click the Manage Issues tab.

Create global issues

  1. Click Manage Issues tab.
  2. Click Add issue.
  3. On the Add Issue window, fill in Chronology and Expected Release (Shipping) Date.

    Optionally, fill in the Issue Type and Enumeration.

Some fields need explanation - Table
Field Description
Chronology

Date or period of publication (year, quarter, season, month, week, day, etc.)

Enumeration (Optional) The numbering scheme used to organize the issues of a serial publication (volume, number, part, issue, etc.)
Enumeration Level (Optional)

The number of levels of enumeration used for the serial.

Examples

0: no enumeration

2: volume, number

3: volume, issue, number

Note: To prevent duplicate issues, the first two levels of enumeration must be unique.

Expected release (shipping) date

The date the publisher ships the issue. The system-supplied value is based on the Chronology you enter.

If this date is unknown, subtract the estimated shipping time from the date received or expected.

Issue Preview Automatically shows your changes as you make them.
Issue Type (Optional)

Basic: A single issue (default)

Index: Issue that contains only an index

Supplement: Any extra or bonus issue

Use item in hand for issue metadata

When creating or editing issues, make sure the issue metadata (captions, chronology type, etc.) is based on the data from the issue itself. If you want to change the issue metadata to anything other than what appears on the issue itself, make these changes in your library’s WorldCat holdings. For more information, see Create a local holding record.

Examples

  On issue Desired outcome Comments
Captions v.1 i.3 v.1 n.3 Adjust issue within WorldCat Holdings
Chronology Type

Year, Month - e.g.

v.1 i.1 2014 Jan.

Year Only - e.g.

v.1. i.1 2014

Adjust issue within WorldCat Holdings
  1. Optional. To create a date range, check the Create Range box. A second row appears under Chronology to provide an end date for the range.
  2. Click SaveThe issue is added and is available to all WMS libraries.

Edit global issues

  1. Click the Manage Issues tab.
  2. Click the pencil icon to edit the issue. Edits affect all WMS libraries that use the Issue screen. Edits do not affect local holdings records on the Copies screen.

The system warns you that this change will be published to all other libraries.
This action is inadvisable if other libraries have already received this issue.

Some fields need explanation - Table
Field Description
Chronology

Date or period of publication (year, quarter, season, month, week, day, etc.)

Enumeration (Optional) The numbering scheme used to organize the issues of a serial publication (volume, number, part, issue, etc.)
Enumeration Level (Optional)

The number of levels of enumeration used for the serial.

Examples

0: no enumeration

2: volume, number

3: volume, issue, number

Note: To prevent duplicate issues, the first two levels of enumeration must be unique.

Expected release (shipping) date

The date the publisher ships the issue. The system-supplied value is based on the Chronology you enter.

If this date is unknown, subtract the estimated shipping time from the date received or expected.

Issue Preview Automatically shows your changes as you make them.
Issue Type (Optional)

Basic: A single issue (default)

Index: Issue that contains only an index

Supplement: Any extra or bonus issue

Use item in hand for issue metadata

When creating or editing issues, make sure the issue metadata (captions, chronology type, etc.) is based on the data from the issue itself. If you want to change the issue metadata to anything other than what appears on the issue itself, make these changes in your library’s WorldCat holdings. For more information, see Create a local holding record.

Examples

  On issue Desired outcome Comments
Captions v.1 i.3 v.1 n.3 Adjust issue within WorldCat Holdings
Chronology Type

Year, Month - e.g.

v.1 i.1 2014 Jan.

Year Only - e.g.

v.1. i.1 2014

Adjust issue within WorldCat Holdings

Delete global issues

  1. Click the Manage Issues tab.
  2. Click the red circle. An issue can be deleted only if no WMS library has received it.
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