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MDS Technical Notice

November 27, 2001

This list identifies data elements from recent updates to the MARC 21 bibliographic format that will become valid in LC's system no earlier than March 1, 2002 (pending implementation of a planned upgrade of LC's system in mid-February). The list is provided to assist in evaluating the impact on automated systems as these elements could be present in records issued by the Library of Congress; they do not necessarily reflect values that will be actively supplied by LC cataloging staff. These elements are documented in the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data (http://www.loc.gov/marc/bibliographic ).

MAP 006/12, 008/29 (Form of item)

(new position)

VM 006/12, 008/29 (Form of item)

(new position)

Tactile Material 007

(all elements)

Kit 007

(all elements)

Notated Music 007

(all elements)

Computer File 007/06-13

(new positions)

Note: Changes necessitated by MARC 21 Bibliographic Format Update No. 2, October 2001 (currently in press) will be covered in a future notice.

November 27, 2001