MARC import merges Private Comments with Comments

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MARC import merges Private Comments with Comments

Dez 19, 2023, 6:25 pm

LibraryThing uses marc field 590 (Local Note) to store comments: Private Comments are identified with a marc field 590 indicator of "0" (zero). Regular Comments have no indicator. This appears to be correct.
(A description of field 590 can be found here: )

It looks like marc-import ignores a "private" indicator in field 590 and treats it as a normal (non-private) Comment. Is this by design?

Editado: Dez 20, 2023, 10:53 am

Edited: MARC Import can only custom-map to your Comments field, not Private Comments, sorry for the trouble. Please see for details on what fields we can map to for MARC import and export.

Dez 20, 2023, 8:41 pm

>2 kristilabrie: That's unfortunate because we're half-way there: Private Comments are being mapped when exporting to MARC but the private indicator is being ignored on import.

Dez 20, 2023, 8:43 pm

And thanks! for the link! I wasn't aware of the LibraryThing and MARC page. Very useful