Purpose: To bring together all tangible holdings in a single attached holdings record for most readable display using the MARC standard. The standard facilitates appending new holdings to current records in the "receive from binding" function and would facilitate data migration to other systems.
Open Millennium Serials
Some before and after examples are shown below. The first is an example of merging holdings from two different records. We had one record for ocper that had some bound holdings in MARC format and some unformatted microfilm holdings. There was another record for stored journals with MARC holdings. The "After" view shows all three sets of holdings together on one record and in MARC format.
Before and after:
Atlantic monthly complex example:
Ceased or canceled example