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From: Enhance [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Weitz,Jay
Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:21 PM
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Subject: [Enhance] Technical Bulletin 264: OCLC-MARC Bibliographic Format Update 2014, Phase Two


OCLC-MARC Update 2014, Phase Two will be installed later in August 2014.  OCLC previously implemented changes related to the OCLC-MARC Bibliographic Format Update 2014, Phase One in May 2014. This included parts of the MARC 21 Bibliographic Update No. 16, dated April 2013, code list additions, and other suggestions from WorldCat users and OCLC staff.  Details of Phase One are available in OCLC Technical Bulletin 263 (  Phase Two will include the remainders of the MARC 21 Bibliographic, Authority, and Holdings Updates No. 16, 17, and 18, as well as all MARC codes announced by LC between April and June 2014. Highlights include:

  • New subfields $q (Qualifying Information) in Bibliographic (and Authority and Holdings, where applicable) fields 015, 020, 024, and 027.
  • New subfields defined for Bibliographic and Authority 046 field.
  • Subfields $c (Location of Meeting) made repeatable in Bibliographic and Authority X10 and X11 fields.
  • New Authority X62 fields for Medium of Performance Terms.
  • New Bibliographic and Authority fields 385 (Audience Characteristics) and 386 (Creator/Contributor Characteristics).
  • New First Indicators for the Bibliographic 588 field.
  • New Authority fields 672 (Title Related to the Entity) and 673 (Title Not Related to the Entity).
  • New subfields $7 (Control Subfield) in Bibliographic 8XX fields.

Details of Phase Two are now available in OCLC Technical Bulletin 264 ( OCLC will announce the installation later this month. Note that the implementation of some Authority elements must be coordinated with the Library of Congress and the Program for Cooperative Cataloging and should not be used until LC, PCC, and OCLC announce that PCC testing of the new elements has been completed. 


Jay Weitz

Senior Consulting Database Specialist
OCLC Online Computer Library Center
MC 139
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Dublin, Ohio, USA 43017-3395

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