The "9"s are available in all indicator positions for local use as
defined in the MARC record (not MARC21) spec.  So what is in the
MARC21 spec under a particular tag is the "non-local" values. I suspect
that most systems just ignore any '9's they encounter unless those are
defined as part of local system processing.
On 11/6/12 10:20 AM, Owen Stephens wrote:
> According to the MARC spec, 035 doesn't support '9' as a valid indicator. My very uneducated guess would be the invalid indicator is causing the underlying system not to index it?
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> On 6 Nov 2012, at 17:43, Alevtina Verbovetskaya <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Let's say I've defined these indexes in pqf.properties on the SRU server:
>> index.marc.020 = 1=7 # ISBN
>> index.marc.035:1 = 1=1211 # OCLC/utility number where first indicator is non-blank
>> index.marc.100:1 = 1=1 # author where first indicator is non-blank
>> I can use the ISBN index to search for records, e.g.:
>> I can also use the author index to search for records, e.g.:
>> So why can't I search for records by utility number (035) with a non-blank first indicator?
>> If you're playing along, you'll notice that these all point to the same record. However, when I try to search for it with &query=marc.035:1="<util_num>", I get no results. I thought maybe this was because there's already another 035 field (with blank indicators) that's an OCLC number so I temporarily removed it... but that didn't solve the issue.
>> Anyone have any experience with this? I need to be able to search by 0359# and I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. I would greatly appreciate some assistance!
>> Thank you,
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