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Bigel Collection Finding Aid

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Digitization of the materials is still in progress and links will be activated as materials become available.


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This is the main bibliographic tool file.  It contains all data pertinent to a particular publication. It is currently being provided as a Microsoft Excel file. Once digitization of the archive is completed we will be providing a searchable database for accessing the archive documents.

M_COLLECT  Collection or line 1 of call number; refers to the main category under which the publication falls, i.e., US, NYS, NYC, REF, MAIN, etc. (the code should be in REFER file)
M_CALL2  Line 2 of call number
(should not be blank; parse the code to get dept, agency, etc.; this will be used to display the dept, agency, etc.  the code should be in REFER file)
M_CALL3 Line 3 of call number (can be anything, note, remark,etc.)
M_CALL4 Line 4 of call number (can be anything, note, remark,etc.)
M_AUTHOR Author (should not be blank)
M_TITLE Line 1 of title (should not be blank)
M_PUBLISH  Publisher (can be anything)
M_PUBDATE  Publication date (can be anything)

Contains up to four 3-digit subject codes with delimiters between them, e.g.,
(should have at least one entry)

M_LOC Specific location in the PPI library
M_ACC Unique 5-digit accession number assigned sequentially to each publication(with leading zeros; the last should be saved in the Config file.)


This file contains codes and descriptions for various collections, including government documents, reference and regular books

R_TYPE Reference type (NYC, NYS, US, REF, MAIN, etc.)
R_CODE  Reference code which should be compatible with the Call number; it should contain the entire code or portions of it to identify the dept/agency or code
R_DESC  Name of Dept or Agency or description of the code



 r_type + r_code)

"     NYC             " New York City
"     NYS             " New York State
"NYC  E7                    " Department of Health and Human Services
"NYC  E7.46            " Public Health Division
"NYC  E7.46,1          " National Center for Health Statistics
"NYC  E10              " Department of Education
"REG                      " Main Collection
"REG  EC                  " Economics
"REG  EC.00               " Banking and Investment

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