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Implementation of new elements MARC 21 Update no. 10

Sections 1 and 2 of this announcement identify data elements from Update No. 10 (October 2009) to the MARC 21 Formats for Bibliographic and Authority data which became valid or were redefined in LAC's AMICUS February 2010.

Sections 3 and 4 identify data elements for which there are no current implementation plans.

This information will be of interest to users of AMICUS 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 found on AMICUS; this does not necessarily mean that these elements will be actively supplied by Library and Archives Canada cataloguing staff. Many of the changes in this update have been made in preparation for implementation of the new cataloguing rules, Resource Description and Access (RDA) later in 2010.

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 and Changed Bibliographic Data Elements

The following data elements from Update No. 10 to the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data became valid in LAC's AMICUS February 2010. This information is provided to assist in evaluating the impact on automated systems as these elements could be present in records found on AMICUS; this does not necessarily mean that these elements will be actively supplied by Library and Archives Canada cataloguing staff.

007 - Electronic Resources
01 - Specific Material Designation (SMD)
new code: k - Computer card
new code: d - Disc
new code: e - Disc cartridge
007 - Microform
01 - Specific Material Designation (SMD)
new code: h - Microform slip
007 - Projected Graphic
01 - Specific Material Designation (SMD)
new code: f - Other or unspecified type of filmstrip
007 - Non-Projected Graphic
01 - Specific Material Designation (SMD)
new code: a - Activity card
new code: k - Poster
new code: p - Postcard
new code: q - Icon
new code: r - Radiograph
new code: s - Study print
new code: v - Photograph, type unspecified
007 - Globe, Map, Projected Graphic
04 - Primary Support Material
new code: i - Plastic
new code: l (lowercase letter "ell")- vinyl
new code: n - Vellum
new code: v - Leather
new code: w - Parchment
008 - Music
20 - Format of Music
new code: h - Chorus score
new code: i - Condensed score
new code: j - Performer-conductor part
336 - Content type
new field
337 - Media type
new field
338 - Carrier type
new field

2. New Authority Data Elements

The following data element from Update No. 10 to the MARC 21 Format for Authority Data became valid in LAC's AMICUS February 2010.

046 - Special Coded Dates
new subfield: $f - Birth date
new subfield: $g - Death date
new subfield: $s - Start period
new subfield: $t - End period
new subfield: $v - Source information
new subfield: $u - Uniform Resource Identifier
336 - Content type
new field
370 - Associated Place
new field
371 - Address
new field
372 - Field of activity
new field
373 - Affiliation
new field
374 - Occupation
new field
375 - Gender
new field
376 - Family Information
new field
377 - Associated language
new field

3. Bibliographic Elements not implemented on AMICUS

The following changes from updates to the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data will not be implemented on AMICUS at Library and Archives Canada. Future implementation may be coordinated with implementation of a future integrated library system.

CONTINUING RESOURCES 006/03 and CONTINUING RESOURCES 008/20
(formerly ISSN center)
Character positions changed to undefined
017 - Copyright or Legal Deposit Number
Second indicator - Display Constant Controller
Subfields
subfield: $i - Display text
subfield: $z - Canceled/Invalid Copyright or Legal Deposit Number
022 - International Standard Serial Number
subfield: $2 - Source
047 - Form of Musical Composition Code
Field change from non-repeatable (NR) to repeatable (R)
Second indicator - Source of code
value: # - MARC musical composition code
value: 7 - Source specified in subfield $2
Subfield
subfield: $2 - Source of Code
082 - Dewey Decimal Classification Number
subfield: $m - Standard or optional designation
subfield: $q - Assigning agency
260 - Publication, distribution, etc. (Imprint)
Field change from non-repeatable (NR) to repeatable (R)
First indicator
defined as: Sequence of publishing statements
value: # (blank) - Not applicable/No information provided/Earliest available publisher
value: 2 - Intervening publisher
value: 3 - Current/latest publisher
490 - Location
subfield: $3 - Materials specified
541 - Immediate Source of Acquisition Note
First indicator - Privacy
561 - Ownership and Custodial History
First indicator - Privacy
583 - Action Note
First indicator - Privacy
588 - Source of Description Note
X11 - Meeting name
111, 611, 711, 811 - Meeting name
subfield: $j - Relator term
subfield: $0 - Authority record control number
800, 810, 811, 830 - Vedette secondaire de collection
subfield: $w - Bibliographic record control number
subfield: $x - ISSN
subfield: $3 - Materials specified
subfield: $0 - Authority record control number
852 - Location
subfield: $u - Uniform Resource Identifier
882 - Replacement Record Information
subfield: $w - Replacement bibliographic record control number
100, 110, 130, 240,
600, 610, 630, 648, 650, 651, 654, 655, 656, 657, 662,
700, 710, 730, 751, 752, 754,
subfield: $0 - Authority record control number

4. Authority Elements not Implemented

The following changes from updates to the MARC 21 Format for Authority Data will not be implemented on AMICUS at Library and Archives Canada. Future implementation may be coordinated with implementation of a future integrated library system.

022 - ISSN
subfield: $l - ISSN-L
subfield: $m - ISSN-L annulé
080 - Universal Decimal Classification Number
083 - Dewey Decimal Classification Number
subfield: $y - Table sequence for Internal Subarrangement or Add Table
X11 - Meeting Names
111, 411, 511, 711 - Meeting Names
subfield: $j - Relator term
148 - Heading -- Chronological term
260, 360 - Complex Subject References
subfield: $0 - Authority record control number
Tracings and References fields 400-485, 500-585, subfield $w/0 (Special relationship)
code: r - Relationship designation in $i or $4
subfield: $4 Relationship code
448 - See from tracing -- Chronological term
548 - See also from tracing -- Chronological term
682 - Renseignements sur les vedettes sprimées
subfield: $0 - Replacement authority record control number
748 - Established heading linking entry -- Chronological term

For further information, contact:
Standards, Strategic Office
Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington
Ottawa, ON  K1A 0N4
CANADA
Email: cataloguing.standards@bac-lac.gc.ca