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MARC records were identified, isolated from the other search results, then analyzed and individually coded. Coding identified where search terms appeared in a record, determined whether search terms were present in full or in part within those fields, and ascertained what prominent categories of fields were missing from records. Analysis of results ultimately showed that including notes and summaries into catalog records is important for content retrieval, while subject headings were not as impactful for access, but may be valuable to a subset of users who take the additional step of viewing the complete records.
Arnljots, A., Daybell, P., Meyer, K., Payant, A., Skeen, B., Woolcott, L. (2021). MARC-y MARC and the Coding Bunch. Presented at the Utah Library Association (ULA) Conference, May 21, 2021, Online.