Cataloging: FAST Headings

Purpose: As of February 2019, the URSUS Cataloging Standards committee has decided to delete all FAST headings from URSUS bib records. This process will be handled by the cataloger at UMaine on a weekly basis.

  1. Create a review file in Sierra by searching all bib records for subjects that have “|2fast”.
  2. Using Global Update, load the review file that has been created
  3. Input the command to Delete variable length field and delete all subjects that have “|2FAST”.
  4. Preview the deleted fields.
  5. Process the file, and records statistics as number of bib records modified.

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