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Resource Action Term Source Codes

Introduction
Resource Action Source Codes
Resource Action Source Code Usage in MARC

Introduction

Resource Action Term Sources contains a list of sources of standardized terms used to record processing, reference, and preservation actions and assigns a code to each source. The purpose of this list is to facilitate exchange of information in cooperative acquisition and preservation programs.  For code assignment, general structure, usage, and maintenance guidelines see Source Codes for Vocabularies, Rules, and Schemes.

Arrangement of the List

Entries in the list are arranged in alphabetical order by the code and consist of the source code followed by the bibliographic citation for the source documentation. The citations are linked to the online source for some codes.

Code Structure

Each code consists of a maximum of 12 lowercase alphabetic characters.  Possible additions to codes are described in Source Codes.

Resource Action Source Codes

pda
Preservation & digitization actions: terminology for MARC 21 Field 583 (Mountain View, CA: RLG/ARL/LC Task Force on 583 Field)
stmanf
Standard terminology for the MARC 21 Actions Note Field (Washington, DC: Library of Congress, Network Development and MARC Standards Office)

Resource Action Source Code Usage in MARC

MARC 21 Formats and Fields

  • Bibliographic records
    • 583 $2 (Action Note / Source of term)
  • Holdings records
    • 583 $2 (Action Note / Source of term)
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