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040 - Cataloging Source (NR)


MARC 21 Authority - Full
February 2010

First Indicator
Undefined
# - Undefined

Second Indicator
Undefined
# - Undefined


Subfield Codes
$a - Original cataloging agency (NR)
$b - Language of cataloging (NR)
$c - Transcribing agency (NR)
$d - Modifying agency (R)
$e - Description conventions (R)
$f - Subject heading/thesaurus conventions (NR)
$6 - Linkage (NR)
$8 - Field link and sequence number (R)


FIELD DEFINITION AND SCOPE

MARC code or the name of the organization(s) that created the original authority record, assigned MARC content designation and transcribed the record into machine-readable form, or modified an existing MARC record. These MARC codes and the code in 008/39 (Cataloging source) specify the parties responsible for content, content designation, and transcription of an the authority record. See: MARC Code List for Organizations.


GUIDELINES FOR APPLYING CONTENT DESIGNATORS

INDICATORS

SUBFIELD CODES

$a - Original cataloging agency
MARC code or the name of the organization that created the original record.
008/39 #
[national bibliographic agency]
040 ##$aDLC$cDLC
[Cataloging produced and input by the Library of Congress.]
$b - Language of cataloging
MARC code for the language of the catalog for which the record is intended. Code from: MARC Code List for Languages.
$c - Transcribing agency
MARC code or the name of the organization that transcribed the record into machine-readable form.
008/39 c
[cooperative cataloging program]
040 ##$aSd$cICU
[The South Dakota State Library cataloging transcribed by the University of Chicago with no subsequent modifications.]
008/39 c
[cooperative cataloging program]
040 ##$aICU$cICU
[University of Chicago cataloging transcribed by the University of Chicago with no subsequent modifications.]
$d - Modifying agency
MARC code or the name of the organization responsible for modifying a MARC record. A modification is defined as any correction to a record, including data or content designation. The MARC code or name of each organization that modifies a record is contained in a separate subfield $d. Subfield $d is not repeated when the same MARC code or name would occur in adjacent $d subfields. In an online system, the MARC code or name in the last subfield $d may be used to identify the source of potential modification to a record for which an update is in process (008/31, code b). If the same agency transcribing the record also modifies the cataloging record in the process of transcribing it, the agency’s name or MARC code is also recorded in subfield $d.
040 ##$aMH$cMH$dDLC
[Harvard cataloging transcribed by Harvard and modified by the Library of Congress.]
040 ##$aNc$cDLC$dDLC
[The North Carolina State Library cataloging transcribed and modified by the Library of Congress. Two modifications by LC are indicated by a single subfield $d.]
$e - Description conventions
Information specifying the description rules used in formulating the heading and reference structure when field 008/10 (Descriptive cataloging rules) contains code z (Other). Code from: Description Convention Source Codes.
May contain either the name of the rules or a MARC code designating the rules.
008/10 z
[other sources]
040 ##$aCSt-H$cCSt-H$eappm
[Hoover Institution cataloging, transcribed by Hoover and illustrating the optional use of subfield $e citing cataloging based onArchives, Personal Papers, and Manuscripts .]
008/10 z
[other sources]
040 ##$aCaOOA$cCaOOA$erad
[Library and Archives Canada cataloging and transcription using Rules for Archival Description.]
008/10 z
[other sources]
040 ##$aUPB$beng$cUPB$erda
[Brigham Young University cataloging and transcription using Resource Description and Access.]
$f - Subject heading/thesaurus conventions
MARC code for the subject heading/thesaurus conventions used when field 008/11 (Subject heading system/thesaurus) contains code z (Other). Code from: Subject Heading and Term Source Codes.
May contain either the name of the subject heading system/thesaurus or a MARC code designating it.
$6 - Linkage
See description of this subfield in Appendix A: Control Subfields.
$8 - Field link and sequence number
See description of this subfield in Appendix A: Control Subfields.


INPUT CONVENTIONS

Codes - For Canadian organizations, the code is preceded by the letters "Ca".

CONTENT DESIGNATOR HISTORY

$e - Description conventions [CHANGED, 2010]
In 2010, subfield was made repeatable.

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