How do I determine the additions and deletions from Safari MARC Records update file?



To see if a record is an addition or deletion, check in the LDR field, the 5th bit triggers an add or delete (the count starts at 0).

For example:
=LDR 01158nam 2200313Ia 4500
05 - Record status
a - Increase in encoding level
c - Corrected or revised
d - Deleted
n - New
p - Increase in encoding level from pre-publication

You can load the Safari MARC record file you have into your loader program which will identify the record either as an addition or deletion.

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