Thanks for that clarification, Wade.
My code does include a MixedMaterial type -- correctly based on type = 'p', although I had to double-check ;-) -- which could be easily mapped to an 'Archive' label.
Library Web Services Manager
California State University
From: Wade Wyckoff [wyckoff@...]
Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 10:45 AM
To: Walker, David
Cc: Servilio Afre Puentes; VuFind Tech
Subject: Re: [VuFind-Tech] Bugs in VuFindIndexer.getFormat?
No, but that's a common misconception about that marc code. "Archival control" refers to the method of description, not the storage or access of the item. Specifically, it refers to collective rather than item level description. I suppose it could be applied to a collection of books, but I've never seen that done and wouldn't really be useful to present to the public.
My comment to Servilio regarding archives actually related to the "Type" code in the leader, which was incorrectly matched to a label in the vufind code that we were reviewing. Type "o" is kit, type "p" is officially called "mixed materials" but more understandably presented to non-cataloguers as archives.
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On 2011-08-16, at 1:27 PM, "Walker, David" <dwalker@...> wrote:
> Since I'm feeling a bit wordy this morning, I wanted to circle back to this email from Servilio.
> (Wade, I accidentally left you off my two earlier emails to the vufind-tech listserv proposing a new getFormat method, sorry about that. Perhaps Servilio has already forwarded those to you.)
> The code I proposed should address issues 1, 3 and 4 below.
> The second one is interesting, though. MARC doesn't really treat 'Archive' as a format, but rather as a method of 'control'.
> It's been awhile since I looked at this, but I believe almost any item -- book, photo, film, whatever -- can be under archival control. So, in my mind, it's better not to treat 'Archive' as a 'format' in place of the item's actual format, but rather as a kind of secondary description, or secondary format, of the item. My code includes it separately for that reason, although I don't think we've ever used it.
> David Walker
> Library Web Services Manager
> California State University
> From: Servilio Afre Puentes [afrepues@...]
> Sent: Friday, August 12, 2011 9:48 AM
> To: VuFind Tech
> Cc: Wade Wyckoff
> Subject: [VuFind-Tech] Bugs in VuFindIndexer.getFormat?
> Troubleshooting and issue with journal title searches not including
> electronic versions, besides the cause for this other issues were
> spotted by my co-worker Wade Wycoff.
> Instead of directly creating tickets for these, I would like have a
> discussion in the list as the actions might be different in each
> case. This way would make it faster and easier to include Wade in the
> The issues found are:
> 1. Once a format is identified no further inspection is done, resulting
> in our case caused many journals to be classified as just electronic
> 2. Archival material was classified as a "Kit"
> 3. Integrated resources were not taken into account
> 4. Neither were websites
> Attached is the diff showing our changes to format.bsh solving these