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Shared Collections Cataloging Unit: Captions for Foreign Months

Information for and about the Shared Collections Cataloging Unit.

Revised by Hank Young in July 2021

Captions for Foreign Months

The Field 853 contains subfields that correspond to subfields in the 853X and/or 863.  These caption labels are not used in PrimoVE or to generate the description field in Alma, but hopefully Ex Libris will rectify this in a future upgrade.  They are used in OCLC for ILL purposes, and for Alma predictive patterns, so they should still be used.

In this future Alma, the caption (month) will display a given value dependent upon the corresponding variable in the 863.  Thus a value of 05, given that the language code is eng, will result in a display value of May.

Aleph chronological codes

Month

853 subfield j

abbreviation

January

01

Jan.

February

02

Feb.

March

03

Mar.

April

04

Apr.

May

05

May

June

06

June

July

07

July

August

08

Aug.

September

09

Sept.

October

10

Oct.

November

11

Nov.

December

12

Dec.

 

 

Season

853 subfield j

 

Spring

21

 

Summer

22

 

Fall

23

 

Winter

24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Captions for foreign months (Click below to download Excel file )

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