MARC: News and Announcements (January 5, 2004)
TECHNICAL NOTICE (January 5, 2005) - Revised
Additions to the MARC Code Lists for Relators, Sources,
Network Development and MARC Standards Office
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 new codes should not be used in exchange records until after
March 5, 2005. This 60-day waiting period is required to
provide MARC 21 implementers with time to include the newly defined
code in any validation tables they may apply to the MARC fields
where the code is used.
- MARC Term, Name, Title Sources
- waqaf - Maknas Uloom Al Waqaf (Kuwait: Kuwait Awqaf Public Foundation);
subfield $2 in Bibliographic and Community Information records in fields
600-651, 655-658 and field 040,
subfield $f (Cataloging Source / Subject heading/thesaurus conventions)
in Authority records)
- natgazfid - U.S. National Gazetteer Feature Name Identifier; field
024, subfield $2 (Other Standard Identifier) in Bibliographic and
- natgaz - U.S. National Gazetteer Feature Name Identifier -
Code natgaz signifies that
the heading (geographic feature name) for the record has been approved
by the U.S. Board of Geographic
Names for inclusion in the National Gazetteer maintained by the U.S. Geological
Survey. The name is the official name for a U.S. geographic feature. It
is for general use and for use in Federal printed and electronic products;
field 042 (Authentication Code).
The Library of Congress, Network Development and MARC
Standards Office provides information about existing and newly
assigned MARC codes on its Web site (www.loc.gov/marc/)
as well as notices such as these to subscribers to its "MARC"
electronic list (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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