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MARC: News and Announcements (March 10, 2006)

TECHNICAL NOTICE (March 10, 2006)
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 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 May 10, 2006.
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.

Additions:

raam - Register of Australian Archives & Manuscripts Occupations Thesaurus
(Canberra: National Library of Australia) [use after May 10, 2006]

sgc - Spolsni geslovnik COBISS.SI = COBISS.SI General List of
subject headings (Slovenian subject headings) (Maribor, Slovenia: Institut
informacijskih znanosti (IZUM)) [use after May 10, 2006]

sgce - Spolsni geslovnik COBISS.SI = COBISS.SI General List of subject
headings (English subject headings) (Maribor, Slovenia: Institut
informacijskih znanosti (IZUM)) [use after May 10, 2006]

cct - Zhong guo fen lei zhu ti ci biao (di er ban) = Chinese Classified
Thesaurus (Beijing: Guo jia tu shu guan, "Zhongguo tu shu guan fen lei fa"  
bian wei hui) [use after May 10, 2006]



Changes: rerovoc - Indexation matieres RERO (autorites) (Martigny: Reseau
des bibliothèques de Suisse occidentale) [former code: reroa] [use after
May 10, 2006]



MARC Category Code Sources

The code listed below was previously defined 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. Usage has been expanded to field 073
(Subdivision Usage) in Authority records.

sao - Svenska amnesord (Stockholm: Kungliga Biblioteket,
LIBRIS-avdelningen) [use after May 10, 2006 in field 073 in Authority
records]

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. ([log in to unmask]).