Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Additions to the MARC Code Lists

Additions to the MARC Code Lists for Relators, Sources, Description Conventions

The codes listed below have been recently approved for use in MARC 21 records. The codes will be added to the online MARC Code Lists for Relators, Sources, Description Conventions.

The codes should not be used in exchange records until after July 26, 2006. This 60-day waiting period is required to provide MARC 21 implementors time to include newly-defined codes in any validation tables they may apply to MARC fields where the codes are used.

MARC Term, Name, Title Sources & Other Sources
These codes are for use in subfield $2 in Bibliographic and Community Information records in fields 600-651, 655-657 and in field 040, subfield $f (Cataloging Source / Subject heading/thesaurus conventions) in Authority records.

Additions:

  • dacs - Describing archives: a content standard (Chicago: Society of American Archivists) [use after July 26, 2006]
  • reo - Maori Subject Headings thesaurus - Nga Upoko Tukutuku http://mshupoko.natlib.govt.nz/mshupoko/) [use after July 26, 2006]
  • rma - Ru'us al-mawdu'at al-'Arabiyah (al-Riyad: 'Imadat Shu'un al-Maktabah, Jam. al-Riyad) [use after July 26, 2006]
The code below is for use in subfield $2 in Bibliographic and Community Information records in field 658 and in field 040, subfield $f (Cataloging Source / Subject heading/thesaurus conventions) in Authority records.

Addition:

  • paas - Pennsylvania Academic Standards

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