Friday, February 04, 2005

MARC Code Lists for Relators, Sources, Description Conventions

The codes listed below have been recently approved for use in MARC 21 records. The new codes will be added to the online MARC Code Lists for Relators, Sources, Description Conventions. The new codes should not be used in exchange records until after April 2, 2005. This 60-day waiting period is required to provide MARC 21 implementers with time to include the newly defined code in any validation tables they may apply to the MARC fields where the code is used.

Additions:

  • ogst - Oregon GILS Subject Tree (Oregon: Oregon State Library and Oregon Information Resource Management Division (IRMD)) (subfield $2 in Bibliographic and Community Information records in fields 600-651 and field 040, subfield $f (Cataloging Source / Subject heading/thesaurus conventions) in Authority records) [use after April 2, 2005]
  • wgst - Washington GILS Subject Tree (Tumwater, WA: Washington State Library) (subfield $2 in Bibliographic and Community Information records in fields 600-651 and field 040, subfield $f (Cataloging Source / Subject heading/thesaurus conventions) in Authority records)[use after April 2, 2005]
  • anuc - Code anuc signifies that the descriptive elements have been edited and all headings verified against the relevant authority file to prepare the record for inclusion in the Australian National Bibliographic Database. The Australian National Bibliographic Database authenticates records for Australian imprints, and bibliographic and authority records of Australian interest; field 042 (Authentication Code). [use after April 2, 2005]

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