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Voyager Cataloging Module Preferences Settings Recommendations

To configure Session Defaults and Preferences in the Voyager Cataloging Module, select Options, then Preferences from the top navigation bar. Most of the settings are changed by checking a box or using a drop-down menu.

Remember, defaults and preferences are specific to your logon and the particular PC that you are working on. Defaults and preferences will not follow you as you move from one PC to another. If you are using somebody else's PC, you will need to set your own preferences even if they have already set theirs.

Different cataloging units may have different preferences, especially for location, call number hierarchy, and item type and status. If in doubt, please check with your unit supervisor.

These settings are defaults.  They may be changed at any time while you are working depending on the needs of individual records and specific situations.

Click on OK at the bottom to accept the changes and exit from Preferences.

General Tab
Holdings/Item Default Location Location for any holdings or item records created during a cataloging session.  Select as appropriate (from drop-down menu).
Call Number Hierarchies Depends on location:  Dewey, LC, USDOC. (Select from drop-down menu.)
Bibliographic Import/Replace Profile OCLCConditional.  (Select from drop-down menu.)
Authority Import/Replace Profile AuthReplace.  (Select from drop-down menu.)
Delete records from work files once saved to database On (check box)
Delete records from import file once saved to database On (check box)
Add a subfield "a" to a new field On (check box.
Display MARC views maximized On (check box)

 

Validation Tab
Check the box for "On" except as indicated; don't check for "Off." 
Cataloging formats (select from drop-down menu)  OCLC
Bypass MARC Validation Off
Bypass Authority Control Validation Off
List All Errors or Show Errors One at a Time (click) List all the errors
Display All Headings On
Heading Types -- Name On
Heading Types -- Title Off
Heading Types -- Name/Title Off
Heading Types -- Subjects On
 
Heading Types -- Subdivision
On
856 Link Servers Leave all blank

 

Work Flow Tab  Check all boxes unless "Off" is indicated.

Retain Last Search On  
Automatic truncation for non-keyword searches  On 
Display bibliographic record directly if search results in only one title  On
Always create a holding when adding holdings to a bib  Off 
Display item record directly if item retrieve results in only one item  On 
Sequence new items at top  Off 
Check for duplicate item barcodes  On 
Suppress confirmation message upon successful save  Off 

 

Item Defaults Tab  
Item Type

Select as appropriate (default is usually BOOK 16/4 WKS)  Clickfor drop-down menu)

Temp Loc  Select as appropriate (default is usually blank) 
Temp Type Select as appropriate (default is usually blank)
Status  Select as appropriate (default is usually In Process) 
Stat Category Select as appropriate (default is usually blank) 
Enum  Add as appropriate (default is usually blank) 
Chron  Add as appropriate (default is usually blank)
Year  Add as appropriate (default is usually blank) 
Caption Add as appropriate (default is usually blank) 
Free text  Add as appropriate (default is usually blank) 
Spine  Add as appropriate (default is usually blank)
Copy  1  (type number)
Pieces  1  (type number)

 

Folders/File Tab  Click on right side to see available folders and files.
Templates -- Bib Set as appropriate (default is usually C:\voy2k1g\Catalog\Template\Bib.tem) 
Templates -- Hldg Set as appropriate (default is usually C:\voy2k1g\Catalog\Template\Hold.tem) 
Templates -- Auth Set as appropriate (default is usually C:\voy2k1g\Catalog\Template\Auth.tem) 
Folders -- Work  Set as appropriate (default is usually blank) 
Folders -- Template  C:\voy2k1g\Catalog\Template\
Folders -- Import  Set as appropriate (default is usually h:\Export\) 
Work Files -- Bib Set as appropriate (default is usually blank) 
Work Files -- Hldg  Set as appropriate (default is usually blank)
Work Files -- Auth  Set as appropriate (default is usually blank) 
Save to Local File -- File Set as appropriate (default is usually blank) 
Character Set  None (greyed out)

 

Mapping Tab  
Expected Character Set of Imported Records -- Local Import MARC 21-UTF8
Expected Character Set of Imported Records -- Z39.50 Import  OCLC 
MARC Mapping for OCR Data Leave blank 

 

Colors/Fonts Tab (Recommendations)   Click on record type to see colors, click on color to select it
MARC Views (Variable Fields) -- Bibliographic Text Color:  Black
Back Color:  Blue
MARC Views (Variable Fields) -- Holdings Text Color:  Black
Back Color:  Green  
MARC Views (Variable Fields) -- Authority Text Color:  Black
Back Color:  Pink
Font -- Name 
Arial Unicodems (select from drop-down menu)
Font -- Size 12 point
Font -- Bold On (check box)
Row Marker Symbol Any (select from drop-down menu)
Record Hierarchy -- Bibliographic Text Color:  Black
Back Color:  Blue
Record Hierarchy -- Item Text Color:  Black
Back Color:  Yellow
Record Hierarchy -- Holdings Text Color:  Black
Back Color:  Green
Record Hierarchy -- Bound With Text Color:  Black
Back Color:  White
Global Heading Change Hierarchy -- Level 1: Old Heading Text Color:  Black
Back Color:  White
Global Heading Change Hierarchy -- Level 2:  New Heading Text Color:  Black
Back Color:  White
Global Heading Change Hierarchy -- Level 3:  Auth Heading Text Color:  Black
Back Color:  White

Updated 01/12/12 rah