Information in subfield u should be complete, but even if that weren't the
case, it's important to consider how systems handle the information they're
given. MARC is just a container, and just because the information is
syntactically kosher does not mean it will be processed how you like.
In the case at hand, you can do anything you like if the information is
just used locally and your systems behaves the way you need. As Andrew
mentions, you'll run into trouble if this information gets imported into
On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 1:41 PM, Stuart A. Yeates <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I'm in the middle of some work which includes touching the 856s in lots of
> MARC records pointing to websites we control. The websites are available on
> both https://example.org/ and http://example.org/
> Can I put //example.org/ in the MARC or is this contrary to the standard?
> Note that there is a separate question about whether various software
> systems support this, but that's entirely secondary to the question of the
> ...let us be heard from red core to black sky