Saving Records to CLIO
Record Creation Procedures
After a record has been imported or created in Voyager, it must be saved to the
database before it can be considered to be "in CLIO". If a record is closed without
being saved to the database, it remains only on the workstation of the person who
created or imported it, and cannot be found by others searching CLIO. It is necessary
to save bibliographic, holdings and item records to CLIO individually.
When saving a bibliographic record to the database, Voyager first validates the
record against the MARC tag tables and then checks for duplicate records. Finally, a
confirmation message displays upon the successful saving of the record.
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- With the bibliographic record you wish to save displayed, click on the sailboat
icon (Save to DB) on the toolbar.
- The first time the sailboat icon is clicked in each Voyager session a dialog box
will open with the following message: "This message will not be repeated in this
session. Your current Import/Replace profile is: Add/Conditional. Change it now?"
Add/Conditional is the correct setting, so click No. (If for some reason your
Import/Replace profile has been changed or the setting is "None" click Yes to
it now. You will be taken to the preferences screen with the drop down menu of
Import/Replace profiles and should choose Add/Conditional from the menu.)
- Next, if there are any MARC errors in the record you are trying to save, the
"MARC Error Report" dialog box will open. This box lists any errors in MARC coding
that Voyager is able to detect (e.g. "Indicator 1 in 246 field has an invalid
value"). Correct any errors present (pressing the F2 function key will give
list of valid indicators or subfields and their definitions for the area of the
record where the cursor is positioned) and then click the sailboat to try again to
save the record.
- The Unicode version of Voyager will also validate the
characters in imported records to ensure they successfully convert to
Unicode. Unconverted records are distinguished by the presence in the
window title bar of an (nc) ("not converted") marker after the
record ID and the unconverted characters will display as question marks
inside diamonds. If a record fails to convert at time of import:
- Print the contents of the "Invalid MARC21 Characters" report.
- Print the record being imported.
- Delete the invalid character symbols (diamonds) from the import
- Save and track the record to yourself and give the stapled printouts
- Voyager will next compare the record you are trying to save to the records
already in CLIO, looking for duplicates. If any duplicate records are discovered, the
"Bibliographic Dedupe Detection" dialog box will open. It will display the record ID
number(s), the title(s) and a rank indicating the duplication score assigned by the
duplication detection algorithm.
To look at a possible duplicate record, click the Retrieve button on the dialog box.
The record already in CLIO will open and you can tile the records to compare the
bibliographic records side by side. After examining the records, select one of the
following options from the "Bibliographic Dedupe Detection" dialog:
- Add as new record if you have determined that the bibliographic record
already in CLIO does not represent the item in hand.
- Replace/merge using profile... if the record in CLIO represents the item
hand, but is a record that you wish to replace with a full
record. Select the "Merge" profile to overlay the preliminary record with
the full record. Local information and the Voyager bibliographic ID will
be retained in the merged record. If the record to be replaced is based on a
full cataloging record, only these
fields are retained.
- If the bibliographic record already in CLIO does represent the item in hand
and the record you have imported or created is a duplicate, click Retrieve, if
necessary, to open the existing record and then click Close to close the dialog box.
Close the imported record (with "Imported record..." in the title bar) and work with
existing CLIO record and the duplicates procedures in CPM 001 to determine whether
the item in hand should be added to the existing record or is an unwanted duplicate.
- If no duplicate records were found or if you clicked "Add as new record" CLIO
responds to the save command by assigning a record ID number, which is displayed in
the title bar of the new record.
Last updated: 07/25/05 mdw