Monday, June 26, 2006

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 August 23, 2006. This 60-day waiting period is required to provide MARC 21 implementers time to include newly defined codes in any validation tables they may apply to the MARC fields where the codes are used.

The following codes are for use in subfield $2 in Bibliographic and Community Information records in 6XX fields and field 040, subfield $f in Authority records (Cataloging Source / Subject heading/thesaurus conventions).

Additions:

bgtchm
Basic genre terms for cultural heritage materials [use after August 23, 2006]

conorsi

CONOR.SI (name authority file) (Maribor, Slovenia: Institut informacijskih znanosti (IZUM)) [use after August 23, 2006]

hoidokki

Hoitotieteellinen asiasanasto (Helsinki: Sairaanhoitajien koulutussäätiö) [use after August 23, 2006]

socio

Sociological Abstracts Thesaurus (Bethesda, Maryland: CSA) [use after August 23, 2006]

aktp

Alphave-tikos Katalogos Thematiko-n Perigrapheo-n (Naupaktos: Papacharalampeios De-mosia Kentrike- Vivliothe-ke- Naupaktou) [use after August 23, 2006]

kkts

Katalogos Kathiero-meno-n Typo-n Syllogikou Katalogou Demosion Vivliothekon (5 vols.) (Livadeia: De-mosia Kentrike- Vivliothe-ke-Levadeias) [use after August 23, 2006]

nlgaf

Archeio Kathiero-meno-n Epikephalido-n (Athe-na : Ethnike-vivliothe-ke- te-s Hellados) [use after August 23, 2006]

nlgkk

Katalogos kathiero-meno-n onomato-n physiko-n proso-po-n (Athe-na: Ethnike- vivliothe-ke- te-s Hellados) [use after August 23, 2006]

nlgsh

Katalogos Helle-niko-n thematiko-n epikephalido-n (Athe-na: Ethnike- vivliothe-ke- te-s Hellados.) [use after August 23, 2006]

tho

Thesauros Helle-niko-n Oron (Athe-na: Ethniko Kentro Tekme-riose-s) [use after August 23, 2006]

The following code is for use in subfield $2 in Bibliographic and Community Information records in the 084 field and in the 065 field in the Authority format.(Other Classification Number / Source Number).

Addition:

ipc

International Patent Classification (IPC) [use after August 23, 2006]

The Library of Congress, Network Development and MARC Standards Office provides information about existing and newly assigned MARC codes on its Web site as well as notices such as these to subscribers to its MARC listserv. (marc@loc.gov).

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