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Script Code and Term Source Codes

Introduction
Script Source Codes
Script Source Code Usage in MODS

Introduction

Script Code and Term Sources contains a list of standard code and/or term sources for specifying the scripts used in a resource and assigns a code to each source. The purpose of this list is to enable the script vocabulary used in metadata records to be identified by a code.  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.

Script Code and Term Source Codes

ISO 15924
Code for the representation of names of scripts External Link (ISO 15924)

Script Source Code Usage in MODS

MODS Elements

  • mods: language / scriptTerm @authority
  • mods: recordInfo / languageOfCataloging / scriptTerm @authority

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