Add a local extension field to a bibliographic record

Adding a local extension field to a bibliographic record will:

  • Make that field only visible to the owning library
  • Protect the field from being over-written by newly imported records

Starting with the record open in the metadata editor, click the menu “Editing Actions” and then select “Add Local Extension.”

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A blank field with the local extension “building symbol” will appear.

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Fill in the field information:

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Fill in field information

Save the record. By saving the record, the field will be sorted into its proper place in the record.

Note: Local extension fields generally have a “9” in them. For example: 590, 691, 900.