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Charles B. Sears Law Library SUNY Buffalo Law School

Aleph Codes for Law Library


Sublibrary Codes Collections for BUFLA Item Status for BUFLA Collections for BUFKO Item Status for BUFKO
Material Type Item Process Status Subfield K Searching Subfield K Collections for BUFON

Sublibrary Codes:

BUFLA = Law Library
BUFKO = Law Koren AV Center
BUFON = Online

Collections for BUFLA

GEN General Collection
CRESCourse Reserve
FACFaculty Reading Room
FEDCFederal Core Collection
LARCHSpecial Collections (Archives, Berman, Haas)
LC Leisure Collection
LRES2General Collection (2 Hr/Overnight)
NSNon-Circulating
NYANew York Alcove
NYCNew York Core Collection
OCOffice Copy
RBKRare Books
REFReference
REFDReference Desk
RESReserve
SSSuperseded
STUDY Study Aids
UNA United Nations Alcove

Item Status for BUFLA:

01 = Regular
02 = Non-Circulating
04 = 2 Hr/In-Library
05 = 2 Hr/Overnight
06 = 24 Hr
07 = 3 Day
08 = 7 Day
09 = 14 Day

Collections for BUFKO:

NSNon-Circulating
KO33 Day (Videos)
KO77 Day (Audio, CD-ROMs, Diskettes)
REFReference

Item Status for BUFKO:

02 = Non-Circulating (Koren Reference)
07 = 3 Day (Videos)
08 = 7 Day (Audio, CD-ROMs, Diskettes)

Material Type:

ATAPEAudio tape -- all
BOOKBook (one piece only)
CDAudio compact disc
CDROMData compact disc
COMPComputer file
DVDVideo DVD (use for all DVDs)
DVD-AAudio DVD (do NOT use)
DVD-TTextual DVD (do NOT use)
EJElectronic journal
ISSBKMulti-volume monograph
ISSPRPeriodical
ISSUESerial
MANUManuscript
MAPSMap
MFICHMicrofiche
MICROMicroform--other
MIXEDMixed material
NOMATNo material type
PHOTOPhotograph, graphic
POSTPoster, calendar
RECLP, 78 recording
SCOREScore
SLIDESlide, slide set
VTAPEVideo tape -- all

Item Process Status:

BAIn process (Backlog)
BDAt bindery
BPBindery prep
CACancelled
CLClaimed
CRPatron claims returned
CSPatron claims stolen
IC In route to Coll Development
IPIn process (Not coded for backlog yet)
IR In route to Preservation
LOLost
MIMissing
NANot arrived
NPNot published
NRNot returned by patron
OIOrder initiated
OROn order
PRIn Preservation
RLRecall/hold lapsed
SUSuppressed
TM Temporarily Missing
TPIn process (TechPro/CTS use only)
TRIn transit
WDWithdrawn

Subfield K

  • Archives (Law only)
  • Audiotape
  • Audiocassette
  • Berman
  • CD-ROM
  • Compact Disc
  • ComputerFile
  • ComputerTape
  • Diskette
  • DVD
  • Filmstrip
  • Folio
  • Graphic
  • Haas
  • Kit
  • MicCard
  • MicFiche
  • MicFilm
  • MicPrint
  • Mini Disc
  • Miniature
  • Motion Picture
  • MultiMedia
  • O'Brian
  • Oversize
  • Photograph
  • Realia
  • Record
  • Slide
  • Slide/Tape
  • Technical Drawing
  • Telephone Book
  • Videocassette Beta
  • Videocassette VHS
  • Videocassette U-matic
  • Videodisc
  • Videotape

Searching Subfield K

It can be helpful to search Subfield K values to narrow searches in the BISON catalog to specific named collections within Law Special Collections or specific named types of materials within the Koren AV Center.

In the staff gui: Subfield K can be searched as an index in Base 60.

In the public catalog: Subfield K values can be searched within "Advanced Search." Subfield K value should be entered in "All fields" and the appropriate Sublibrary or Collection should be selected under "Location."

Example: to search for Microform materials in Koren AV, type "MicFiche" in All Fields box and select "Law Koren AV Center" from Location menu.

Alternately -- and when you wish to search within a collection rather than sublibrary -- use Expert Search with command language "wsl=[sublibrary_code]" for sublibrary or "wcl=[collection_code]" for collection and "wrd=[subfield_k_value]"

Example: to search for Microform materials in Koren AV, search: wsl=BUFKO and wrd=micfiche
Example: to search for Berman collection within Law Special Collections, search: wcl=LARCH and wrd=Berman

Or you may simply use "Expert Search" with common command language search within textual elements of all call numbers, wck. "wck=[subfield_k_value]"

A list of sublibrary and collection codes is available in the University Libraries help document Expert Search Codes & Examples

Collections for BUFON:

AUDIO Streaming audio
EBK Electronic book
EJNL Electronic journal
INT Internet resource
ONL Online database
VIDEO Streaming video

For detailed information on the use of BUFON codes, consult cataloging procedures for Internet Resources.

Content last updated: em, 4/13