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How To Suppress Bib and Item RecordsA suppressed record is retained in the database. It behaves like a normal record within Millennium Circulation, but does not appear in the OPAC, nor is it contributed to Maine InfoNet.
Why Suppress Records?
There are several reasons one might suppress a record:
How To Suppress Records
Item records can be suppressed by changing the value for ICODE2 from "-", which is the default, to "n" Suppress. Note that the value "w" Withdrawn has a similar effect.
Bib records may be suppressed by changing the value of Initials from whatever library-specific value it has to "n" Suppress.
Do not suppress a bib record if item records from a library other than your own are attached to it. Instead, just suppress your own item record.
If your library is the only one with an item attached to a bib record, and you have suppressed the item records, also suppress the bib record. A bib record with no visible locations serves no purpose in the OPAC. Note, however, that if a cataloger at another library chooses to attach an item record thereafter, she/he will also unsuppress the bib record in the process.
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