Describes and illustrates models for recording data in multiple scripts in MARC records. One script may be considered the primary script of the data content of the record, even though other scripts are also used for data content. (Note: ASCII is used for the structural elements of the record, with most coded data also specified within the ASCII range of characters.) The general models for multiscript data that are followed with MARC 21 are described below.
Model A data in the regular fields is linked to the data in 880 fields by a subfield $6 that occurs in both of the associated fields. Specifications for field 880 are under that field; description of subfield $6 is in Control Subfields; specifications for character sets and repertoires for scripts are found in MARC 21 Specifications for Record Structure, Character Sets, and Exchange Media.
Example Conventions - Although the data in the following records is taken from actual holdings data, these records are included for illustration only and are not necessarily usable for holdings purposes. The creator of the holdings data is not specified in these sample records. Escape sequences are not included in the example records.
The following example of a multiscript record follows Model A. In this example, the language of cataloging is English language (Latin script) and the language of the location is Russian (Cyrillic script). The cataloging agency provides transliteration of the Cyrillic script data into the Latin script.
|852||##$6880-01$aRossiĭskiĭ tsentr khraneniíà i dokumentov noveĭsheĭ istoriĭ|
The following example is a multiscript record that follows Model B. Here, the language of cataloging is English (Latin script) and the language of the location is Russian (Cyrillic script).
|852||##$aRossiĭskiĭ tsentr khraneniíà i dokumentov noveĭsheĭ istoriĭ|