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Update No. 3 (October 2002) to the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data
is now available from the Library of Congress. It includes changes made
to the bibliographic format resulting from proposals which were
considered by the ALA ALCTS/LITA/RUSA Machine-Readable Bibliographic
Information Committee (MARBI) at its 2002 meetings and by the Canadian
Committee on MARC (CCM) at its meetings in 2002. This update features
important new information including:

     Addition of field 026 (Fingerprint identifier)
     Addition of subfield $u (Uniform resource identifier) in fields
     506 and 540
     Addition of the second indicator values in field 655
     Updated examples
     Improved descriptions of content designators

Update No. 3 to the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data is available
for the following prices (Except in Canada --See below for ordering
information in Canada):

   1.Separately: $15.00
   2.With the 1999 base text: Free
   3.Total Package of all of the MARC 21 Updates: $35.00

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