Definitions of Requirements for Level 1 and Level 2 Searches

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The Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 Requirements outline the consensus reached at the September meeting in Euless delineating functional requirements for Z39.50 searches in libraries within Texas. The Implementers Group decided to begin with definitions of the requirements for Level 1 and Level 2. A working draft of the definitions is below. This draft is for the purpose of beginning the discussion at the December meeting in Houston.

LEVEL 1

LEVEL 2

LEVEL 3

Author

Standard Numbers

Publisher Name

Title

Author/Title Combination

Range of Dates

Subject (Bucket Search)

Call Number (SuDoc, LC)

Acquisition Date

Keyword (Au/Ti/Su)

Normalized Name/Subject

Form/Genre

Boolean

Controlled Vocabulary

Function

Right Truncation

Date

Left Truncation

 

Audience

Embedded Truncation

 

Keyword – anywhere

 

 

Keyword – notes

 

 

Format

 

 

Language

 

 

Proximity Searching

 

 

LEVEL 1

Type of Search

Definition of Search

US MARC TAGs Searched

Author

Searches for the proper name of a person or entity responsible for a particular work

100, 110, 111, 400, 410, 411, 700, 710, 711, 800, 810, 811

Title

Searches for a word, phrase, character or group of characters, normally appearing in the title of an item (i.e., names the item or the work contained in it) or in the series title (i.e., collective title applying to a group of separate, but related, items).

130, 21X-24X, 440, 490, 730, 740, 830 840, subfield $t in the following: 400, 410, 600, 610, 611, 700, 710, 711, 800, 810, 811

Subject

(Bucket Search)

Searches for a word or group of words in the subject fields. This may consist of an exact match on a subject heading, any single word in a subject heading, or list of words to match in any subject field. a.k.a. Bucket Search

6XX

Keyword

(Au/Ti/Su)

Searches for a word, words, character or group of characters in the either the author, title, or subject fields of a work.

1XX, 2XX, 4XX, 6XX, 7XX, 8XX

Boolean

Searches for words or characters allowing the searcher to expressing the relationship between the terms using Boolean expressions (AND, OR, NOT)

N/A

Right Truncation

Removal of a character or characters to the right of a term, or substitution of a special character to allow for a search of all variations of ending of the term (i.e., politic* will retrieve politics, politician, political, etc.).

N/A

 

Level II

Type of Search

Definition of Search

US MARC TAGs Searched

Local Control Number

Searches a character string that uniquely identifies a record in a local library catalog.

001, 035

Standard Numbers/Identifiers

Searches standard numbers such as ISBN, ISSN, Music Standard numbers, CODEN, etc., that are indexed together in many online public-access catalog.

010, 011, 015, 017, 018, 020, 022, 023, 024, 025, 027, 028, 030, 035, 037

Author/Title Combination

Searches for the author and the title of an item.

100/2XX, 110/2XX

111/2XX subfields $a & $t in following: 400, 410, 411, 700, 710, 711, 800, 810, 811

Call Number (SuDoc, LC)

Searches for an exact match on a classification number including LC call numbers, Dewey call numbers, SuDoc call numbers, or other classification numbers.

050, 060, 070, 080, 082, 086

Normalized Name (known item)

Searches for exact match on any author name through normalized form (i.e., last_name, first_name).

100, 110, 111, 400, 410, 411, 600, 610, 611, 700, 710, 711, 800, 810, 811,

Normalized Subject (Controlled Vocabulary)

Searches for exact match on any subject heading entry including controlled vocabularies: LC, MESH, Sears.

6XX

Date - publication

Searches for the date (usually year) in which an item is published.

008/07-10, 260$c, 046, 533$d

Audience

Searches for the intended user group of the material or the audience for which the material was produced (reading level, juvenile, young adult, adult, ESL, profession, educational level, etc.).

 

Keyword – anywhere

Searches for a word to be matched against all words in a record.

 

Keyword – notes

Searches for a word to be matched against words in the notes fields.

5XX

Format - Material type

Searches for words that describe the material type of an item (i.e., computer file, sound recording, cassette)

Derived value from Leader/06-07, 007, 008, and 502

Language

Searches for a code that indicates the language of the item.

008/35-37, 041

Proximity Searching

Searches for words that are adjacent, near, within the same MARC field, or have other spatial relationships (i.e., ADJ, NEAR, W/N)

 

Thanks to Virginia Allen, Teresa Ashley, and Teresa Lepchenske for their hard work on the definitions.

Cathy Hartman

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