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CaMMS Research & Publications Committee: MARC

To promote awareness of the current status of research in cataloging and classification.

MARC

Cataloging Electronic Resources: OCLC-MARC Coding Guidelines (rev. 2006)
List compiled by Jay Weitz of links to numerous primary sources for guidance in cataloging electronic resources. 

Avialable online Cataloging Electronic Resources: OCLC-MARC Coding Guidelines

MARC (General)
United States standards for representation and exchange of bibliographic and related data in machine-readable form. Developed and maintained by Library of Congress, Network Development and MARC Standards Office. Additional information available online from the MARC21 home page: www.loc.gov/marc/  Full and concise formats are available through the same links, with “concise” formats containing abridged descriptions of every data element, along with examples. Full and concise versions are identified in the header of each field description.

MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data, 1999 ed. (updated through 4/16)
MARC 21 Format for Authority Data, 1999 ed. (updated through 4/16)
MARC 21 Format for Classification Data, 2000 ed. (updated through 4/16)
MARC 21 Format for Holdings Data, 2000 ed. (updated through 4/16)
MARC 21 Format for Community Information, 2000 ed. (updated through 4/16)
Available in Cataloger’s Desktop

MARC 21 Code Lists

MARC Code List for Countries, 2003 ed. (last updated 4/4/2008)
MARC Code List for Geographic Areas, 2006 ed. (last updated 4/7/2008)
MARC Code List for Languages, 2007 ed. (updated continuously)
MARC Code List for Relators
Source Codes for Vocabularies, Rules, and Schemes
MARC Code List for Organizations, 2000 ed.
The above code lists are also available in Cataloger’s Desktop

OCLC Bibliographic Formats & Standards

Available online OCLC Bibliographic Formats & Standards

PCC Provider-Neutral E-Resource MARC Record Guidelines
Guidelines for electronic monographs, serials, and integrating resources in both RDA and AACR2.

Available online PCC Provider-Neutral E-Resource MARC Record Guidelines

UNIMARC (General)
International standards for representation and exchange of bibliographic data in machine-readable form. Developed and maintained by Permanent UNIMARC Committee, UNIMARC Strategic Programme, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions.

UNIMARC Manual: Bibliographic Format, 3d ed. (2008)

Available in print: Munich: K.G. Saur. (978-3-598-24284-7) and in Concise Format online

UNIMARC Manual: Authorities Format, 3rd ed. (2009)

Available in print: Munich: K.G. Saur. (978-3-598-24286-1) and in Concise Format online.

UNIMARC Manual: Holdings Format, Version 1 (2007)

Available online UNIMARC Manual: Holdings Format

Concise UNIMARC Classification Format (2000)

Available online Concise UNIMARC Classification Format