Maintenance (and New Cataloging): Use of 856 in MFHD to Link Related Records in Orbis

In Voyager, the 856 field can be used to create a hotlink from one bibliographic record to another using the following path:

The URL should be entered in a separate 856 field in this form:

856 42 ‡u<bibid of target record>‡z <public note>

CAUTION: Do not use in the URL; this will cause the linked record to open in a staff session with an extended time-out.

1. If a classed together analyzed series (serial or multipart) has an unanalyzable title, the item records are relinked from the analytics to the cover record. At that time, the unit doing the relinking has the option to link the analytic record to the cover record through an 856 linking field. Catalog Management will add 856 links to analytic record MFHDs if there is a request from Public Services.

EXAMPLE: Orbis # 6306476 Jinsei seibutsugaku sei kagaku.
Clicking on the link will send the user to the cover record (Orbis # 6313521) where the item records live and where the circulation status will display.

856 42 ‡u ‡z Click here for circulation status or to request this title (v. 1 of the series: Yamamoto Senji zenshū.)

2. If a bound with set (particularly one involving serial issues or multipart volumes) requires a separate MFHD or complex note to explain the record relationship, the cataloger and/or Catalog Management have the option to use an 856 MFHD link instead of the Voyager 014 bound with item record link to show the relationship between the records.

EXAMPLE: Orbis # 2346024 Athenaeum and literary chronicle. 
All issues of the title are actually bound with the last volume of Athenaeum (London, England : 1828). Clicking on the link sends the user to the 1828 Athenaeum record (Orbis # 2410420).

856 42 ‡u ‡z Click here for circulation status or to request no.41(1828:Aug.)-no.62(1828:Dec.) [bound with no.37(1828:July)-no.40(1828:July) of "The Athenaeum"]