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Resource Description Procedures & Guidelines: Alma Local Fields

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Local Field Guidelines

Local Field




09x 09x Local call number Use for local call numbers
590 590 Local note (public) Use for general local notes that do not fit best in more specific fields
596 506 Access restriction Use for access (not licensing) restrictions
692 655 Subject - genre/form term Use for copy specific special collections genre/form terms
956 856 Electronic Location and Access (URLs) Use for local URLs like thumbnail images
958 490 Series Use for names of local special collections
961 561 Provenance note Use for provenance/gift notes
963 563 Binding note Use for local binding notes
966 246 Variant title Use for copy-specific variant titles
970 700 Personal name added entry Use for donors, former owners, signers, inscribers, etc
971 710 Corporate name added entry Use for donors, former owners, etc
975 541 Immediate Source of Acquisition Use for immediate source of acquisition notes
976 540 Terms of usage Use for media terms of use/licensing access restrictions
977 830 Series added entry (uniform title/collection title) Use for names of local special collections


The full list of possible local fields with notes is in a spreadsheet on the shared drive here: \\FS9\shared\library\AU Technical Services Department\Cataloging Services Unit\AU local fields proposal.xlsx