Wednesday, April 10, 2002

Color

Ask any reference person and they will tell you they often get requests for items by color. Well, the library at the New England School of Law have done something to help those folks, they have included the color of the book in the MARC record. In subfield z of field 599 they have included the color of the item. It has been indexed on their system and is used to limit searches or may be searched. This makes some sense for monographs. Now if the patrons could only remember the color correctly.