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Limits in the I-Share Implementation of WebVoyage

Limit Type Label (I-Share Vocabulary) Limit Type (Voyager Vocabulary) MARC Record Element Used Limit Definitions
More Limits
Language Language bib 008, fixed field for language Three-letter language codes, in three sequences:
1. English
2. eight non-English languages most commonly represented in I-Share library catalogs
3. all other valid language codes
Location Location location limit groups, as defined in SysAdmin for each database varies by database
Date Date bib 008, fixed field "Date 1" any date in the format yyyy
Primary Format Type bib leader, Type of Record code plus Bibliographic Level code am=Books
as=Magazines/Journals
gm=Films/Videos
c?=Music Scores
j?=Musical Recordings
i?=Spoken Word Recordings
e?=Maps
m?=Software/Computer Files
o?=Kits
rm=Three-Dimensional Objects
Additional Format Specification Medium bib 007 h=Microforms
a=Atlases/Maps
d=Globes
m=Film Reels
v=Video/DVD
g=Slides/Transparencies/Filmstrips
k=Artwork/Charts
Quick Limits
Last 5 years Date bib 008, fixed field "Date 1" 2007-
Books Type bib leader, Type of Record code plus Bibliographic Level code am
Magazines / Journals Type bib leader, Type of Record code plus Bibliographic Level code as
Films / Videos Type bib leader, Type of Record code plus Bibliographic Level code gm
Music scores Type bib leader, Type of Record code plus Bibliographic Level code c?
Music recordings Type bib leader, Type of Record code plus Bibliographic Level code j?
Spoken word recordings Type bib leader, Type of Record code plus Bibliographic Level code i?

Commentary from the VISCom PAC Task Force

Primary Format:
The codes for Primary Format are a combination of the Type and BLvl from the fixed fields. Only one 2-character code can be used for each Primary Format, but the ? wildcard option is available and was used for BLvl for all formats other than Book, Magazines/Journals, and Films/Video. The Task Force opted to omit Archives/Manuscripts because institutions would be more likely to have a wide variety of material in Archives and could opt for a location limit. Mixed Material and Visual Material were also omitted for the same reason as well as the consideration that patrons might have a difficult time distinguishing among Kits, Films/Videos and Visual Material.

Additional Format Specifications: 
The one character codes used are taken from the 007 $a. Because of the considerable confusion this limit can cause and the redundancy with some of the Primary Format limits, the Task Force opted to display Film Reels and Video/DVD farther down the list.