MARC import merges Private Comments with Comments

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MARC import merges Private Comments with Comments

1melvyl
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: https://www.oclc.org/bibformats/en/5xx/590.html )

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?

2kristilabrie
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 https://wiki.librarything.com/index.php/LibraryThing_and_MARC for details on what fields we can map to for MARC import and export.

3melvyl
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.

4melvyl
Dez 20, 2023, 8:43 pm

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