Friday, January 23, 2004

MARC 21 Format for Holdings Data

Update No. 4 (October 2003) to the MARC 21 Format for Holdings Data is now available from the Library of Congress. It includes changes made to the holdings format resulting from proposals which were considered by the ALA ALCTS/LITA/RUSA Machine-Readable Bibliographic Information Committee (MARBI) at its 2003 meetings, the Canadian Committee on MARC (CCM) at its meetings in 2003 and by the Book Industry Communications/Bibliographic Standards Technical Subgroup (BIC/BSTS) at its 2003 meetings. This update features important new information including:
  • Addition of field 538 (System Details Note)
  • Addition of Appendix G: Organization Code Sources
  • Updated examples
  • Improved descriptions of content designators

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