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Implementation of Elements from MARC 21 Update No. 4

Sections 1 and 2 of this announcement identify data elements from Update No. 4 (October 2003) to the MARC 21 Formats for Bibliographic and Authority data which became valid in LAC's AMICUS July 14, 2004. Sections 3, 4 and 5 identify data elements for which there are no current implementation plans.

This information will be of interest to users of NLC catalogue records, MRDS subscribers and libraries contributing MARA records. This information is provided to assist in evaluating the impact on automated systems as these elements could be present in records issued by Library and Archives Canada; this does not necessarily mean that these elements will be actively supplied by LAC cataloguing staff.

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 from Update No. 4 (Oct. 2003) to the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data became valid in LAC's AMICUS July 14, 2004.

    352 - Digital Graphic Representation
    new subfield: $q Format of the digital image
    365 - Trade Price
    new field
    366 - Trade Availability Information
    new field
    538 - System Details Note
    new subfield: $i Display text
    new subfield: $u Uniform Resource Identifier
    new subfield: $3 Materials specified
    773 - Host Item Entry
    new subfield: $q Enumeration and first page

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  2. New Bibliographic Record Elements

    The following elements from Update No. 4 (Oct. 2003) to the MARC 21 Format for Authority Data became valid in LAC's AMICUS July 14, 2004.

    024 - Other Standard Identifier
    new field

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  3. Bibliographic Elements for Future Implementation

    The following changes from Update No. 4 (October 2003) to the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data will not be implemented on AMICUS at Library and Archives Canada at this time. A future notice will be issued when implementation details have been set.

    CONTINUING RESOURCES 006/03 and CONTINUING RESOURCES 008/20 ISSN center
    Position changed to undefined.
    022 - International Standard Serial Number
    new subfield: $2 Source

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  4. Bibliographic Elements For Future Implementation

    The implementation of the following changes left over from Update No. 2 (October 2001) to the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data on AMICUS at Library and Archives Canada is not foreseen. A future notice will be issued if and 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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  5. Authority Elements For Future Implementation

    The implementation of the following changes left over from Update No. 2 (October 2002) to the MARC 21 Format for Authority Data on AMICUS at Library and Archives Canada is not foreseen. A future notice will be issued if and 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