Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Addition 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 June 5, 2007. 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.

Classification Sources
The following code is for use in subfield $2 in field 084 in Bibliographic and Community Information records (Other Classification Number), in subfield $2 in field 084 in Classification records (Classification Scheme and Edition) and in subfield $2 in field 065 in Authority records (Other Classification Number).

Addition:

ncsclt
New classification scheme for Chinese libraries
(Taipei: Wen-hua) [use only after June 5, 2007]
Term, Name, Title Sources
The following codes are for use in subfield $2 in fields 600-657 in Bibliographic and Community Information records, and in subfield $f in field 040 (Cataloging Source) in Authority records.

Additions:

finmesh
FinMeSH [use only after June 5, 2007]
muzeukc
MuzeMusic UK classical music classification (London: Muze Europe Ltd) [use only after June 5, 2007]
muzeukn
MuzeMusic UK non-classical music classification (London: Muze Europe Ltd) [use only after June 5, 2007]
csht
Chinese subject headings (Taipei: National Central Library) [use only after June 5, 2007]
lcstt
List of Chinese subject terms (Taipei: National Central Library) [use only after June 5, 2007]
The following code is for use in subfield $2 in fields 600-657 in Bibliographic and Community Information records, in subfield $f in field 040 (Cataloging Source) and in subfield $2 in 7XX (Linking Entry) fields in Authority records.

Addition:

bibalex
Bibliotheca Alexandrina name and subject authority file (Alexandria, Egypt: Bibliotheca Alexandrina) [use only after June 5, 2007]

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