Recording reading program information in bibliographic records

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Reading program information may be added to bibliographic records, using the following guidelines:

  • Reading program information may be added to master records in OCLC 
  • It is optional to record reading program information in records in Polaris. If adding, use the guidelines below:
    • Record information in MARC tag 526 (Study program information note), using the following standard format:
      • First indicator: 0; Second indicator: Blank
      • Subfield a: Name of the reading program, spelled out
      • Subfield c: Reading level
      • Ending punctuation is a period
    • Do not add point values, since these are subject to change
  • If reading program information is already in a record, it may be retained, with the following edits:
    • Change to MARC tag 526 if needed
    • Change to standard format as above
    • Delete point values
    • Note:This is a local edit only. Do not change reading program information in OCLC master records
  • Barcoding libraries may request reading program information be added to records in Polaris by submitting a Help Desk ticket
    • Reading program information will be added only if requested. SHARE staff will not research reading program titles or reading levels
    • Provide title, reading program name, and reading level
      • Multiple titles may be included on one ticket

MARC tag 526

526 0 _ $aAccelerated Reader$c4.0.

526 0 _ $aLexile$c240L.