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2.5. Sorting by Date

When sorting search results by “Newest to Oldest,” you may think that the sort is not working. This type of sorting uses the fixed field “Date1.” Although the 260/264 tag displays in the “Search Results” window, it is not used for sorting. If the “Date1” fixed field is left blank that record will display at the top of the list in spite of dates in the 26X field(s), making it appear that the “Newest to Oldest” sort does not work. A Bibliographic Cataloger should add a publication date to the fixed field, if the "Date1" is missing. 

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