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MARC 21 view

Discover procedures for tasks that you may perform (e.g., create, derive, reformat, etc.) as you work with MARC 21 records.

You can create a MARC 21 WorldCat bibliographic record by:

  • Deriving bibliographic records in MARC 21, which creates a new bibliographic record from an existing record that is similar to the new record you are creating.
  • Using a material type template, which creates a bibliographic record based on a material type.

Before creating a MARC 21 WorldCat bibliographic record, search WorldCat to make sure that:

  • No existing bibliographic record matches the item exactly. By verifying that no one has previously added a record for the item, you can prevent duplicate records from being created.
  • No existing record matches the item closely enough to derive the new record from it.

 Learn more in a training course: Editing bibliographic data in WorldShare Record Manager

 

  • Advanced actions
    Discover how to perform advanced actions on bibliographic records from the MARC 21 editor in WorldShare Record Manager.
  • Compare bibliographic records
    Discover how to perform a side-by-side comparison of two records from the MARC 21 editor in WorldShare Record Manager.
  • Contextual menu
    Discover how to insert a subfield or move and resize the contextual menu box from the MARC 21 editor in WorldShare Record Manager.
  • Control headings
    Discover how to control an individual heading or all headings in a bibliographic record from the MARC 21 editor in WorldShare Record Manager.
  • Create WorldCat bibliographic records
    Discover how to create a bibliographic record from the MARC 21 editor in WorldShare Record Manager.
  • Delete WorldCat bibliographic records
    Discover how to delete a bibliographic record from the MARC 21 editor in WorldShare Record Manager.
  • Delete WorldCat holdings
    Discover how to delete WorldCat holdings from bibliographic records using the MARC 21 editor in WorldShare Record Manager.
  • Derive WorldCat bibliographic records
    Discover how to derive bibliographic records before or after opening an existing record using the MARC 21 editor in WorldShare Record Manager.
  • Dewey cutters
    Discover how to set preferences for and apply the Dewey cutter to a bibliographic record in WorldShare Record Manager.
  • Edit fixed fields
    Discover how to edit fixed fields in a bibliographic record from the MARC 21 editor in WorldShare Record Manager.
  • Insert a diacritic
    Discover how to insert diacritics and special characters into bibliographic and local bibliographic data records from the MARC 21 editor in WorldShare Record Manager.
  • MARC 21 field help
    Discover how to open the MARC 21 field help for fixed and variable fields using the MARC 21 editor in WorldShare Record Manager.
  • Print a record
    Discover how to print a bibliographic record from the MARC 21 editor in WorldShare Record Manager.
  • RDA Toolkit
    Discover how to set preferences for and open the RDA Toolkit in WorldShare Record Manager.
  • Reformat a bibliographic record
    Discover how to reformat a bibliographic record from the MARC 21 editor in WorldShare Record Manager.
  • Replace WorldCat bibliographic records
    Discover how to validate and replace existing bibliographic records from the MARC 21 editor in WorldShare Record Manager.
  • Save work in progress
    Discover how to save the work that you have done before adding or updating a bibliographic record from the MARC 21 editor in WorldShare Record Manager.
  • Search bibliographic records
    Discover how to search for and filter bibliographic records in WorldShare Record Manager.
  • Send a bibliographic record change request
    Discover how to request a bibliographic record correction, report a duplicate bibliographic record, and provide feedback on a bibliographic record from the MARC 21 editor in WorldShare Record Manager.
  • Set the classification scheme for MARC 21 records
    Discover how to set the classification scheme for MARC 21 bibliographic records in WorldShare Record Manager.
  • Set the default holding library code for MARC 21 records
    Discover how to set the default holding library code for MARC 21 bibliographic records in WorldShare Record Manager.
  • Set WorldCat holdings on MARC 21 bibliographic records
    Discover how to set WorldCat holdings on MARC 21 bibliographic records from the MARC 21 editor in WorldShare Record Manager.
  • Transliterate Latin text to non-Latin text
    Discover how to transliterate Latin text to non-Latin text from the MARC 21 editor in WorldShare Record Manager.
  • Undo a change to a MARC 21 record
    Discover how to undo a change made to a bibliographic record from the MARC 21 editor in WorldShare Record Manager.
  • Validate bibliographic records
    Discover how to validate bibliographic records from the MARC 21 editor in WorldShare Record Manager.
  • View a bibliographic record in WorldCat Discovery
    Discover how to view a bibliographic record in WorldCat Discovery from the MARC 21 editor in WorldShare Record Manager.
  • View linked bibliographic records
    Discover how to view parts linked to the Parent title and bibliographic records linked to a work from the MARC 21 editor in WorldShare Record Manager.
  • Work with variable fields
    Discover how to work with variable fields using the MARC 21 editor in WorldShare Record Manager.

 

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