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D-06 Cataloging Date (CDATE) in Order Records

D-09 CATALOGING DATE (CDATE) IN ORDER RECORDS

CountyCat displays order record information to the public until there is a CDATE (fixed field) entry in the Order Record.

It is important that libraries using order records enter a CDATE in the order record when items are added to CountyCat. Failure to add a CDATE will result in the display of both an item record and order record to the public, even after you have received the item. This kind of display would obviously be misleading to the public because it would indicate that another item is on order when in reality it has already arrived.