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Implementation of Elements from MARC 21 Update No. 5

Sections 1, 2 and 3 of this announcement identify data elements from Update No. 5 (October 2004) to the MARC 21 Formats for Bibliographic and Authority data which became valid in LAC's AMICUS June 2005. Sections 4, 5 and 6 identify data elements for which there are no current implementation plans.

This information will be of interest to users of LAC 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 Data Elements

    The following data elements from Update No. 5 (Oct. 2004) to the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data became valid in LAC's AMICUS June 2005.

    031 - Musical Incipits Information
    new field
    258 - Philatelic Issue Data
    new field

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  2. Changes in Repeatability in Bibliographic Data Elements

    The following changes in repeatability from Update No. 5 (Oct. 2004) to the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data became valid in LAC's AMICUS June 2005.

    260 - Publication, Distribution, etc. (Imprint)
    subfield $e Place of manufacture
    change from non-repeatable to repeatable
    subfield $f Manufacturer
    change from non-repeatable to repeatable
    subfield $g Date of manufacture
    change from non-repeatable to repeatable

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  3. New Authority Data Elements

    The following element from Update No. 5 (Oct. 2004) to the MARC 21 Format for Authority Data became valid in LAC's AMICUS June 2005.

    031 - Musical Incipits Information
    new field

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  4. 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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  5. Bibliographic Elements For Future Implementation

    The implementation of the following changes left over from Updates No. 2 (October 2001) and No. 5 (October 2004) 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.

    017 - Copyright or Legal Deposit Number
    Second indicator (Display Constant Controller)
    Subfield $i (Display text)
    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)
    541 - Immediate Source of Acquisition Note
    First indicator (Privacy)
    561 - Ownership and Custodial History
    First indicator (Privacy)
    583 - Action Note
    First indicator (Privacy)

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  6. 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