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MARC 21 Formats

MARC Standards / Library of Congress, Network Development and MARC Standards Office
http://www.loc.gov/marc/

 

MARC 21 Concise Format for Bibliographic Data 
http://www.loc.gov/marc/bibliographic/ Bibliographic Lite: http://www.loc.gov/marc/bibliographic/lite/ Fixed field codes, tags, indicators, variable field codes, and subfield codes.

 

MARC 21 Format for Authority Data 
http://www.loc.gov/marc/authority/

 

MARC 21 Format for Holdings Data 
http://www.loc.gov/marc/holdings/

 

MARC 21 Format for Classification Data 
http://www.loc.gov/marc/classification

 

MARC 21 Format for Community Information 
http://www.loc.gov/marc/community/

 

MARC 21 Formats : a brief bibliography of writings on MARC / Network Development and Standards Office
http://www.loc.gov/marc/readings.html

 

MARC 21 character set 
http://www.loc.gov/marc/specifications/specchartables.html The MARC format specifies a repertoire of characters encoded in MARC (including over 16,000 characters covering Latin, extended Latin, Arabic, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean). It indicates two encodings for the repertoire in 8-bit/24-bit and an alternative encoding in Unicode (UTF-8 form). Those are the current and official repertoire and encodings that support exchange of information from and to many countries and environments.

 

MARC 21 Specification for Record Structure, Character Sets and Exchange Media 
http://www.loc.gov/marc/specifications/

MARC 21 Code Lists for

Geographic Area Codes 
http://www.loc.gov/marc/geoareas/

 

Country Codes 
http://www.loc.gov/marc/countries/

 

Language Codes 
http://www.loc.gov/marc/languages/

 

Changes/Additions to MARC language code list for compatibility with ISO 639-2 
http://www.loc.gov/marc/isochange_ann.html

 

Organizations 
http://www.loc.gov/marc/organizations/orgshome.html

 

Relator Codes 
http://www.loc.gov/marc/relators/

 

Relator Codes for RDA 
http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators

 

Other value lists 
http://www.loc.gov/standards/valuelist/ Help

 

Sources 
http://www.loc.gov/standards/sourcelist/

Core Level Standards

BIBCO Standard Record Metadata Application Profiles (MAPs) 2010 BIBCO Standard Records
http://www.loc.gov/aba/pcc/bibco/bsr-maps.html

General

Policy on classification numbers in BIBCO records 
http://www.loc.gov/aba/pcc/bibco/classpol.html

 

Canadian MARC 
http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/6/19/

 

LCCN Prefixes for 010 
http://www.loc.gov/marc/lccn_structure.html#prefix

 

MARC and the Year 2000
  • http://www.loc.gov/marc/tn001102.html As of 2001, the Library of Congress Control Number ( LCCN) will contain a 2-character alpha prefix, a 4-digit year, and a 6-digit serial portion. Also, LC has newly defined MARC characters. [See LC usage of new MARC 21 characters http://lcweb.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/newchar.html]

 

Reporting errors to Library of Congress (LC) 
http://www.loc.gov/help/contact-libarch-report.html