We recently entered into a 3 year agreement with YBP for the supply of table of contents data to enrich Libraries Australia records. This follows the cessation of the former Blackwell service, which was taken over by YBP’s parent company, Baker and Taylor. While Blackwell supplied TOC data in the 505 Notes field in full MARC records, YBP supply the TOC in the 505 fields of brief, publisher-created records.
In many cases the YBP records match existing database records, and the TOC data is added to them during the merging process. However, where YBP records do not match an existing record in Libraries Australia, they will be added, (in their existing form), to the database as new records.
Note that these records should be regarded as ‘containers’ for the TOC. They are generally not suitable for copy cataloguing. However, you are welcome to use these brief records as the basis for your own original cataloguing.
These brief TOC records from YBP can be easily recognised by lengthy (and sometimes multiple) 505 tags, along with the YBP codes in the 040 tag (shown in red in the example below):
cam a22 u 4500
008 111001s2010 xx |||||||||||0|| 0|eng|d
100 0 $aHENSEN, DONALD.
245 10$aORIGINS OF THE ANGLO-SAXONS.
260 $aOAKVILLE :$bDAVID BROWN BOOK,$c2010.
505 0 $aMachine generated contents note: Constructing Ethnicity — A model of ethnicity — Ethnicity in practice — The study of ethnicity — Versions of ethnicity — Ethnicity, race and minorities — Ethnic intensity — Changing ethnicity — Primary ethnic markers — Kinship — Origins — Experience — Name — Land — Behavioural culture markers — Language — Religion — Action — Social and political structures — Material culture markers — History and archaeology — Migration and Conquest — Origins — The Kentish experience — Germanic settlement — The nature of settlement — Continental Germanic forebears — Links between the continent and Britain — Early English place-names — The British context of settlement — The British contribution to Anglo-Saxon Britain — Political continuity — Manorial organisation — Britons remaining — Language — The Frankish contribution to Anglo-Saxon Britain — Myth and legend — Common Germanic mythology — The ancestral English – (etc – the complete 505 note is too long to include here.)