Implementation of Elements from MARC 21 Update No. 6

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Section 1 of this announcement identifies data elements from Update No. 6 (October 2005) to the MARC 21 Formats for Bibliographic and Authority data which became valid in LAC's AMICUS February 2007. Sections 2, 3 and 4 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.

Elements in authority records are fully documented in the MARC 21 Format for Authority Data    

  1. New Bibliographic Data Elements
  2. Bibliographic Elements for Future Implementation
  3. Authority Elements for Future Implementation

1. New Bibliographic Data Elements

The following data elements from Update No. 6 (Oct. 2005) to the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data became valid in LAC's AMICUS February 2007.  

662 - Subject Added Entry -- Hierarchical Place Name
new field
008/35-37 - Language
new code zxx (No linguistic content)
048 - Number of Musical Instruments or Voices Code
Second indicator (Source of code)
blank (MARC 21 code)
7 (source specified in subfield $2)
048 - Number of Musical Instruments or Voices Code
new subfield $2 Source of Code
630 - Subject Added Entry -- Uniform Title
new subfield $e Relator term
630 - Subject Added Entry -- Uniform Title
new subfield $4 Relator code
650 - Subject Added Entry -- Topical Term
new subfield $4 Relator code
651 - Subject Added Entry -- Geographic Name
new subfield $e Relator term
651 - Subject Added Entry -- Geographic Name
new subfield $4 Relator code
654 - Subject Added Entry -- Faceted Topical Terms
new subfield $e Relator term
654 - Subject Added Entry -- Faceted Topical Terms
new subfield $4 Relator code
752 - Added Entry -- Hierarchical Place Name
new subfield $f City subsection
752 - Added Entry -- Hierarchical Place Name
new subfield $g Other non-jurisdictional geographic region and feature
752 - Added Entry -- Hierarchical Place Name
new subfield $h Extraterrestrial area
752 - Added Entry -- Hierarchical Place Name
new subfield $2 Source of heading or term 

2. 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
Character positions changed to undefined
022 - International Standard Serial Number
new subfield: $2 Source

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)

3. 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

For further information, contact:

Description Division, Open Data
Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0N4
CANADA
Fax: 819-934-4388
Email: BAC.Normesdecatalogage-Cataloguingstandards.LAC@canada.ca

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