Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Additions to the MARC Code List for Relators

The codes listed below have been recently approved for use in MARC 21 records. The codes will be added to MARC Code List for Relators. They were submitted by the Arizona State University Libraries, prompted by current work with resource descriptions in the areas of stage performance, archeology, and data and grant administration.

The codes should not be used in exchange records until after April 18, 2009. 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.

Use for a person or organization that reviews, examines and interprets data or information in a specific area.
Artistic director
Use for a person responsible for controlling the development of the artistic style of an entire production, including the choice of works to be presented and selection of senior production staff.
Data contributor
Use for a person or organization that submits data for inclusion in a database or other collection of data.
Data manager
Use for a person or organization responsible for managing databases or other data sources.
Use for a person responsible for setting up a lighting rig and focusing the lights for a production, and running the lighting at a performance.
  • Chief electrician
  • House electrician
  • Master electrician
Field director
Use for a person or organization that manages or supervises the work done to collect raw data or do research in an actual setting or environment (typically applies to the natural and social sciences).
eographic information specialist
Use for a person responsible for geographic information system
(GIS) development and integration with global positioning system data.
  • Geospatial information specialist
Use for an institution that provides scientific analyses of material samples.
Laboratory director
Use for a person or organization that manages or supervises work done in a controlled setting or environment.
  • Lab director
Use to indicate that a person or organization takes primary responsibility for a particular activity or endeavor. Use with another relator term or code to show the greater importance this person or organization has regarding that particular role. If more than one relator is assigned to a heading, use the Lead relator only if it applies to all the relators.
Musical director
Use for a person responsible for basic music decisions about a production, including coordinating the work of the composer, the sound editor, and sound mixers, selecting musicians, and organizing and/or conducting sound for rehearsals and performances.
Permitting agency
Use for an authority (usually a government agency) that issues permits under which work is accomplished.
Production manager
Use for a person responsible for all technical and business matters in a production.
Project director
Use for a person or organization with primary responsibility for all essential aspects of a project, or that manages a very large project that demands senior level responsibility, or that has overall responsibility for managing projects, or provides overall direction to a project manager.
Use for an agency that hosts data or material culture objects and provides services to promote long term, consistent and shared use of those data or objects.
Sound designer
Use for a person who produces and reproduces the sound score (both live and recorded), the installation of microphones, the setting of sound levels, and the coordination of sources of sound for a production
Supporting host
Use for a person or organization that supports (by allocating facilities, staff, or other resources) a project, program, meeting, event, data objects, material culture objects, or other entities capable of support
  • Host, Supporting
Stage manager
Use for a person who is in charge of everything that occurs on a performance stage, and who acts as chief of all crews and assistant to a director during rehearsals.
Technical director
Use for a person who is ultimately in charge of scenery, props, lights and sound for a production

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