Voyager Cataloguing Statistics:

Voyager 948 Field


Document sections

948 field overview 948 b:  Initials 948 e:  Number of units 948 h:  PCC cataloging codes
Multiple 948 fields 948 c:  Type of cataloging codes 948 f:  Prescribed notes 948 k:  Accompanying material
948 a:  Date 948 d:  Number of titles 948 g:  Format codes


948 Field Overview

Statistics are kept for every title and unit catalogued in Voyager.  They are generally captured with a program run on the 948 field. Therefore, it is important to add a 948 field to every bib record once you have completed any of the following transactions with that record:

Please note that all work should be completed before a 948 field is added.

The 948 field consists of the following subfields:

948 a <date: yyyymmdd> b <initials> c <type of cataloguing code> d <number of titles>

e <number of units, including 1> f <prescribed note> [when applicable] g <format code> [when applicable] h <PCC code> [when applicable]

k <accompanying material number and format code> [when applicable]

E.g.      948      a 19981026 b bds c o d 1 e 2

E.g.      948      a 19980608 b kcd c d d 1 e 1 f catback

E.g.      948      a 19990716 b pvf c n d 1 e 1 h pcc

E.g.      948      a 19990414 b mec c hv d 0 e 1

E.g.      948      a 19990805 b pvf c a d 1 e 0

E.g.      948      a 20020103 b otz c z d 1 e 4

E.g.      948      a 20020924 b ncb c t d 1 e 2

E.g.      948      a 20030717 b jct c x d 1 e 0

E.g.      948      a 20011219 b ncb c hc d 0 e 1 f rareadd

E.g.      948      a 20031021 b asc c m d 1 e 2 f thesis

E.g.      948      a 20020414 b pdw c o d 1 e 86 g film

E.g.      948      a 20020128 b wst c ow d 1 e 3 g cdrom

E.g.      948      a 20101017 b kaf c o d 1 e 0 g er

E.g.      948      a 20110406 b dpm c o d 1 e 2 k 2 dvds

The 948 can be created using the macro F10.  To use it:


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Multiple 948 fields

These procedures apply both to editing records with existing 948 fields and to providing 948 fields for multiple transactions performed at the same time, such as recataloguing and adding.


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948 a:  Date

The current date will be provided automatically, in the form:  yyyymmdd.

All or part of this date may be included in online keyword searches to review records based on cataloguing date (see also "Searching in the Voyager Cataloging Module:  Searching for catalogued records.").


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948 b:  Initials

Should contain your 3-character initials.


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948 c:  Type of Cataloging Codes

Used for code indicating level or category of copy or other cataloguing transaction.  Make sure that it is correct; edit if necessary.

If more than one type of transaction is involved (e.g., reclassifying and adding, recataloguing and adding), multiple 948 fields are needed.

Current 948 c codes
Obsolete holdings record codes


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948 d:  Number of Titles

When cataloguing new titles, the d value is 1 (one).   For adds, it is 0 (zero).

E.g.      948      a 19981026 b bds c o d 1 e 2

E.g.      948      a 19990414 b mec c hv d 0 e 1

E.g.      948      a 20011219 b ncb c hc d 0 e 1 f rareadd


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948 e:  Number of Units

Check to make sure that the number of units is correct; edit if necessary.


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948 f:  Prescribed Notes

Add prescribed notes when applicable.  At this point, these notes include:

948 f codeMeaning
catbacktitle from cataloguing backlog
DeweyReclassProjecttitle reclassified as part of Reclass Project
KatrinaUserLossreported by Circulation as lost by user due to Hurricane Katrina
loutitle catalogued in Special Collections for Louisiana Collection
NewspaperProjectwork on the Newspapers/Microform Cataloging Project
OffsiteMissingDewey title identified as missing and withdrawn
raretitle catalogued in Special Collections for Rare location
rareaddcopy added for Rare location
replreplacement:  ordered as a replacement (even if for a different edition or title)
thesisminimal-level thesis title catalogued in Special Collections

For current treatment of PCC codes, see "948 h:  PCC Cataloging."


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948 g:  Format Codes

For the categories of materials listed in the following table, include 948 g for the specific format, as indicated:

Format Name 948 g Code
Blu-ray Videodisc brv
Computer File CDROM cdrom
Computer File Disk/Diskette diskette
Computer File DVD dvdrom
Filmstrip filmstrip
Map (Non-Atlas) map
Microfiche fiche
Microfilm film
Online Integrating Resource, Monograph, or Serial (including Computer file programs) er
Slide slide
Sound Recording LP lp
Sound Recording Cassette Tape tape
Transparency transparency
Videodisc disc
Video DVD dvd
Videotape tape


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948 h:  PCC Cataloging Codes

The 948 h subfield is used to record PCC cataloguing, when we create a PCC BIBCO record or upgrade a record in OCLC to PCC BIBCO or enhanced serial record status.  (Please note:  Between 7/1/1999 and 9/11/2001, the PCC codes appeared in the 948 f notes subfield.  The BIBCO codes were implemented 7/1/1999; the CONSER enhance code was implemented in 2003.)

The following designations are used when recording cataloging statistics in the subfield h of the 948 field:

Category 948 h code
original full PCC BIBCO recordpcc
member record upgraded to full PCC BIBCOpcc
core record upgraded to full PCC BIBCOcore2pcc
original core PCC BIBCO recordpcc/core
member record upgraded to core PCC BIBCOpcc/core
enhanced member serial recordconserenh

Examples (note coding in subfields c, f, and h)


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948 k:  Accompanying material

Record in the 948 k subfield information on accompanying material when it is housed separately from the main piece.  It should be the last 948 subfield, after f, g, and h.  Specify:

Put information about multiple types of accompanying material in a single 948 k subfield.

E.g.     Book with 1 CD-ROM:

948 a 20080405 b wst c o d 1 e 1 k cdrom

E.g.     Book in 2 volumes, with 4 audio CDs; PCC upgrade cataloguing:

948 a 20080808 b rmw c o d 1 e 2 h pcc k 4 cds

E.g.     Book with 1 CD-ROM and 1 DVD-ROM:

948 a 20080717 b dpm c ow d 1 e 1 k cdrom + dvdrom

E.g.     Videorecording:  Set of 8 DVDs, with 1 insert to be housed separately from any DVD container (because it covers the entire set):

948 a 20080516 b bds c o d 1 e 8 g dvd k book

E.g.     Videorecording:  Set of 3 videotapes, with 2 guides to be housed separately from the videos:

948 a 20080516 b bds c o d 1 e 3 g tape d k 2 books

Please note:  The number of accompanying items in the 948 k may not be the same as the number of containers in which we are storing them, so it may not match the number of item records.  It should reflect the number of accompanying items listed in the holdings record 866 or 866s, a.

E.g.     866 ... a 1 v. + 4 DVD-ROMs z <DVD-ROMs in 2 containers>

948 ... k 4 dvdroms

E.g.     866 ... a 1 v. + 2 DVDs + 1 CD-ROM z <DVDs in 1 container>

948 ... k 2 dvds + cdrom

NB:  Do not use 948 k for accompanying material that is kept with the main item.  Instead, record it in the item record pieces count.


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