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As of May 21, 2004, the National Library of Canada (NLC) and the National Archives of Canada (NAC) became Library and Archives Canada (LAC).

Implementation of New MARC 21 Data Elements in NLC Bibliographic and Authority Records

This list identifies data elements from Update No. 1 (October 2000) and Update No. 2 (October 2001) to the MARC 21 Formats for Bibliographic and Authority data that will become valid in NLC's AMICUS system no earlier than October 31, 2002 (unless otherwise specified below) and other information related to MARC 21 data elements of interest to MRDS subscribers.

  1. New Bibliographic Record Elements

    This list is provided to assist in evaluating the impact on automated systems as these elements could be present in records issued by the National Library of Canada; they do not necessarily reflect values that will be actively supplied by NLC cataloguing staff. These elements are fully documented in the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data.

    Videorecording 007/04
    new code: v (DVD)
    new code: g (Laser disc)
    015 - National bibliography number:
    change from non-repeatable to repeatable
    new subfield: $2 (Source)
    016 - National bibliographic agency control number
    define first indicator (National bibliographic agency):
    [blank] (National Library of Canada)
    7         (Agency identified in $2)
    new subfield: $2 (Source)
    017 - Copyright or legal deposit number
    change from non-repeatable to repeatable
    new subfield: $2 (Source)
    041 - Language code:
    define second indicator (Source of code) with values:
    [blank] (MARC language code)
    7         (Source specified in subfield $2)
    new subfield: $2 (Source of code)
    change subfields from non-repeatable to repeatable: $a, $b,$d, $e, $f, $g
    042 - Authentication code
    new code - sanb
    043 - Geographic area code
    new subfield: $c (ISO code)
    X00 - Personal names
    new subfield: $j (Attribution qualifier)
    505 - Formatted contents note
    new subfield: $u (Uniform Resource Identifier)
    508 - Creation/production credits note:
    change from non-repeatable to repeatable
    514 - Data quality note
    new subfield: $u (Uniform Resource Identifier)
    new subfield: $z (Display note)
    520 - Summary, etc.
    new subfield: $u (Uniform Resource Identifier)
    530 - Additional physical form available note
    new subfield: $u (Uniform Resource Identifier)
    545 - Bibliographical or historical data
    new subfield: $u (Uniform Resource Identifier)
    552 - Entity and attribute information note
    new subfield: $u (Uniform Resource Identifier)
    new subfield: $z (Display note)
    555 - Cumulative index/Finding aids note
    new subfield: $u (Uniform Resource Identifier)
    583 - Action note
    new subfield: $2 (Source of term)
    new subfield: $u (Uniform Resource Identifier)
    754 - Added entry -- taxonomic identification
    new subfields:
    $c  (Taxonomic category)
    $d  (Common or alternative name)
    $x  (Non-public note)
    $z  (Public note)
    887 - Non-MARC information field:
    new field

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  2. New Authority Record Elements

    This list is provided to assist in evaluating the impact on automated systems as these elements could be present in records issued by the National Library of Canada; they do not necessarily reflect elements that will be actively supplied by NLC cataloguing staff. These elements are fully documented in the MARC 21 Format for Authority Data.

    042 - Authentication code
    new code - sanb
    043 - Geographic area code
    new subfield: $c (ISO code)
    678 - Biographical and historical data
    new subfield: $u (Uniform Resource Identifier)

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  3. Bibliographic Elements For Future Implementation

    The following changes from Update No. 2 (October 2001) to the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data will not be implemented on AMICUS at the National Library of Canada at this time. A future notice will be issued when implementation details have been set.

    LEADER/07 (Bibliographic level)
    new code: i (Integrating resource)
    SERIAL 006/01, 008/18 (Frequency)
    new code: k (Continuously updated)
    SERIAL 006/04, 008/21 (Type of continuing resource)
    new codes:
    d  (Updating database)
    l   (Updating loose-leaf)
    w  (Updating Web site)
    SERIAL 006/17, 008/34 (Entry convention)
    new code: 2 (Integrated entry)
    041 - Language code:
    change from non-repeatable to repeatable
    260 - Publication, distribution, etc. (Imprint):
    change from non-repeatable to repeatable
    define first indicator (Sequence of publishing statements) with values:
    [blank]  (Not applicable/No information provided/Earliest available publisher)
    2         (Intervening publisher)
    3         (Current/latest publisher)

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  4. Elements To Be Issued In Non-Serial Records

    Because the new bibliographic level “integrating resource” will not be implemented at this time (see 3. above), records for integrating resources will continue to be coded as monographs (Leader/07=m and 008 Books). However, since the National Library of Canada plans to implement revisions to Chapter 12 “Continuing Resources” of AACR2 on December 1, 2002, MRDS subscribers will begin to see elements in monographic records which appeared formerly only in serial bibliographic records:

    022 - International Standard Serial Number
    222 - Key title
    247 - Former title or title variations*
    310 - Current publication frequency
    321 - Former publication frequency
    362 - Dates of publication and/or volume designation
    547 - Former title complexity note*
    550 - Issuing body note
    580 - Linking entry complexity note
    76X-78X - Linking entries

    * Indicates fields formerly found only in pre-AACR2 serial bibliographic records.

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For further information, contact:

Standards, IMO
Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington
Ottawa, ON   K1A 0N4
CANADA
Email:
standards@bac-lac.gc.ca