Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Additions to MARC Code List for Relators

News from LC.
The following relator codes have been recently approved and will be added to the MARC Code List for Relators for usage in appropriate fields and elements.

The codes should not be used in exchange records until 60 days after the date of this notice to provide implementers time to include newly-defined codes in any validation tables.

provider Use for a person or organization who produces, publishes, manufactures, or distributes a resource if specific codes are not desired (e.g. [mfr], [pbl]).
recordist Use for a person or organization who uses a recording device to capture sounds and/or video during a recording session, including field recordings of natural sounds, folkloric events, music, etc.
setting Use for an entity in which the activity or plot of a work takes place, e.g. a geographic place, a time period, a building, an event.

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