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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 Elements from Update No. 3 and Update No. 2

Sections 1, 2 and 3 of this announcement identify data elements from Update No. 2 (October 2001) and Update No. 3 (October 2002) to the MARC 21 Formats for Bibliographic and Authority data which will become valid in NLC's AMICUS system in December 2003.

This information 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; this does not necessarily mean that these elements will be actively supplied by NLC cataloguing staff. This information will be of interest to MRDS subscribers and libraries contributing MARA records.

Data elements in bibliographic records are fully documented in the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data www.loc.gov/marc/bibliographic/ecbdhome.html. Elements in authority records are fully documented in the MARC 21 Format for Authority Data www.loc.gov/marc/authority/ecadhome.html.

  1. New Bibliographic Record Elements

    The following elements are from Update No. 3 (Oct. 2002) to the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data.

    BOOK 006/07-10 and BOOK 008/24-27 Nature of Contents
    new value: u (Standards/specifications)
    MUSIC 006/4 and MUSIC 008/21 Music parts (previously undefined)
    Define new position
    MUSIC 006/16 and MUSIC 008/33 Transposition and arrangement
    (previously undefined)
    Define new position
    SERIAL 006/03 and CONTINUING RESOURCES 008/20 ISSN center
    new value: 2 (United Kingdom)
    SERIAL 006/07 and CONTINUING RESOURCES 008/24 Nature of entire work
    new value: u (Standards/specifications)
    SERIAL 006/08-10 and CONTINUING RESOURCES 008/25-27 Nature of contents
    new value: u (Standards/specifications)
    SOUND RECORDINGS 007/10 Kind of material
    new values:
    b  (Cellulose nitrate)
    c  (Acetate tape with ferrous oxide)
    g  (Glass with lacquer)
    i   (Aluminum with lacquer)
    r  (Paper with lacquer or ferrous oxide)
    z  (Other)
    026 - Fingerprint identifier
    new field
    038 - Record content licensor
    new field
    046 - Special coded dates
    Change from non-repeatable to repeatable
    new subfields:
    j  (Date resource modified)
    k  (Beginning or single date created)
    l   (Ending date created)
    m  (Beginning of date valid)
    n  (End of date valid)
    2  (Source of date)
    052 - Geographic Classification
    new first indicator value: 1 (U.S. Dept. of Defense Classification)
    506 - Restrictions on access
    new subfield: u (Uniform Resource Identifier)
    540 - Terms governing use and reproduction note
    new subfield: u (Uniform Resource Identifier)
    563 - Binding information
    new field
    648 - Subject added entry -- Chronological term
    new field
    655 - Index term -- Genre/Form
    new values for second indicator:
    0  (Library of Congress Subject Headings)
    1  (LC subject headings for children's literature)
    2  (Medical Subject Headings)
    3  (National Agriculture Library subject authority file)
    4  (Source not specified)
    5  (Canadian Subject Headings)
    6  (Répertoire de vedettes-matière)

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  2. New Bibliographic Record Elements

    The following changes are left over from Update No. 2 (October 2001) to the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data.

    LEADER/07 (Bibliographic level)
    new code: i (Integrating resource)
    Effective Dec. 1, 2003, NLC cataloguers will assign this value, however such records will not be distributed in the MARC Record Distribution Service.

    SERIAL 008/18 (Frequency)
    new code: k (Continuously updated)
    SERIAL 008/21 (Type of continuing resource)
    new codes:
    d (Updating database)
    l  (Updating loose-leaf)
    w (Updating Web site)
    SERIAL 008/34 (Entry convention)
    new code: 2 (Integrated entry)
    041 - Language code
    change from non-repeatable to repeatable

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  3. New Authority Record Elements

    The following elements are from Update No. 3 (Oct. 2002) to the MARC 21 Format for Authority Data.

    065 - Other classification number
    new field
    670 - Source data found
    new subfield: u (Uniform Resource Identifier)

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  4. Bibliographic Elements For Interim Implementation Of Integrating Resources

    As part of the implementation of the 2002 changes to AACR2: the interim procedure for cataloguing integrating resources added Serial 006 fields to monograph records (bibliographic level 'm' with monograph 008). The interim implementation began on AMICUS at the National Library of Canada Dec.  1, 2002 and will cease Nov.  30, 2003. Integrating resources will be catalogued using bibliographic level 'i' (integrating resource) and a Continuing Resource 008 field effective Dec.  1, 2003.

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  5. Bibliographic Elements For Future Implementation

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

    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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  6. Authority Elements for Future Implementation

    The following changes left over from Update no. 2 (October 2002) to the MARC 21 Format for Authority Data will still not be implemented on AMICUS at the National Library of Canada. A future notice will be issued when implementation details have been set.

    148 - Heading -- Chronological term
    new field
    448 - See from tracing -- Chronological term
    new field
    548 - See also from tracing  -- Chronological term
    new field
    748 - Established heading linking entry -- Chronological term
    new field

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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