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TECHNICAL NOTICE (December 18, 2007)

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

Network Development and MARC Standards Office
Library of Congress


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 February 18, 2008. 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

The following codes are 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).

Description Conventions

The following codes are for use in subfield $e in field 040 in Bibliographic and Authority records (Description Conventions).

Language codes

The following code is for use in subfield $2 in field 041 in Bibliographic and Commmunity Information records (Language code).

Abbreviated Title

The following code is for use in subfield $2 in field 210 in Bibliographic records (Abbreviated Title).

Other Standard Identifier

The following code is for use in subfield $2 in field 024 in Bibliographic and Community Information records (Other Standard Identifier).

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 listserv ([email protected]).


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