Wednesday, October 19, 2005

040 Cataloging Source

Picked up some new, to me anyways, information on AUTOCAT about field 040, Cataloging Source. Subfield a is optional but subfield c is mandatory. Who would have guessed? LC practice is to copy subfield a to c if the latter is missing. There is a code for Undetermined Organization (Undetermined City, Undetermined), XX-XxUND. That would work when both are missing.

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