Thursday, October 13, 2005

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

The codes listed below have been recently approved for use in MARC 21 records. The new 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 December 12, 2005. 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.

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 and 655 and field 040, subfield $f (Cataloging Source / Subject heading/thesaurus conventions) in Authority records.


  • hkcan - Hong Kong Chinese Authority File (Name) - HKCAN (Hong Kong: JULAC) [use after December 12, 2005]
  • jhpb - Jezyk hasel przedmiotowych Biblioteki Narodowej = National Library of Poland Subject Headings (Warszawie: Biblioteki Narodowej) [use after December 12, 2005]
  • jhpk - Jezyk hasel przedmiotowych KABA = KABA Subject Headings (Warszawie: Stowarzyszenie Bibliotekarzy Polskich, Centrum Formataw i Kartotek Hasel Wzorcowych Biblioteki Uniwersyteckiej w Warszawie) [use after December 12, 2005]
  • pmcsg - Combined standards glossary (New Town Square, PA: Project Management Institute) [use after December 12, 2005]
  • reroa - Indexation matihres RERO (autoritis) (Martigny: Riseau des bibliothhques de Suisse occidentale) [use after December 12, 2005]
MARC Relator Codes/Terms

Relator codes are for use in subfield $4 in name access fields. Relator terms are for use in subfield $e in name access fields.


  • acp - Art copyist - Use for a person (e.g., a painter or sculptor) who makes copies of works of visual art. [use after December 12, 2005]
  • mcp - Music copyist - Use for a person who transcribes or copies musical notation. [use after December 12, 2005]

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