Search Limiters within Evergreen

Hello,When you search for a title, what is Evergreen looking at to display your results? I wanted to briefly go over some of the search limiters within Evergreen and where in the record they grab their information.Image1) Format: When you limit by this drop-down list (Audiobooks, Books, DVD…), Evergreen looks at the “Type” Fixed Field and limits by whatever the MARC record indicates that item’s type is.For example: The first Star Trek movie in the results list (fig. 1) has a ‘g’ for its item type, which is part of the Visual Materials types (g, k, r, o).Image  Limiting the search by this drop down will look for records with matches in that field:Image2) Material Type: This limiter in the left hand section of the page pulls information from the 999e field/subfield within the MARC record. The field is a free form field, meaning that you can input any information there and it will display in the left hand section. If you see a Material Type with an obviously incorrect name like “ab” this is likely due to an incorrect 999e entry. Sage tries to keep the 999e values constant, so catalogers are encouraged to use the 999e values listed on the Sage Wiki. It is possible that some items will not have a 999e value for their Material Type. Make sure to separately check the format drop-down and Material Type limiter selections to ensure the best returns on your searches.3) OPAC Icons: These icons reference the 999f field/subfield within a MARC record. The first record in (fig.1) has a DVD icon. This is because the 999a value is ‘h’.Common values are: a/Book, h/DVD, x/Ebook, z/Audiobook CD, 2/Music CD, 5/Blu-rayImageThe Material Type listings (along with the Fixed Field Entries) can be found in the MARC Coded Value Maps Screen in Evergreen’s Staff Client. You can access this through the Admin Menu > Server Administration > MARC Coded Value Maps. Some users might need additional permissions to view these and Beth and I are happy to provide lists if your permission set prevents you from seeing this screen.Image 

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