MARC 21 Format - Bibliographic Data

Bibliographic Data:

Field Name

MARC Tag

Position

Indicator

1

Indicator

2

Sub-field

Value

Logical Record Length

Leader

00-04

 

 

 

Count of length of entire bibliographic record including record terminator

Record Status

Leader

05

 

 

 

n for all records

Type of record

Leader

06

 

 

 

a

Bibliographic level

Leader

07

 

 

 

s

Type of control

Leader

08

 

 

 

blank

Character Coding Scheme

Leader

09

 

 

 

blank

Indicator Count

Leader

10

 

 

 

2

Subfield code count

Leader

11

 

 

 

2

Base address of data

Leader

12-16

 

 

 

Length of leader plus length of directory including the field terminator at the end of the directory

Encoding level

Leader

17

 

 

 

z

Descriptive cataloging form

Leader

18

 

 

 

u

Linked record requirement

Leader

19

 

 

 

blank

Length of the length-of-field position

Leader

20

 

 

 

4

Length of the starting-character-position portion

Leader

21

 

 

 

5

Length of the implementation-defined portion

Leader

22

 

 

 

0

Undefined

Leader

23

 

 

 

0

Tag

Directory

00-02

 

 

 

 

Field Length

 

Directory

03-06

 

 

 

Note:  Right justified with unused portions containing zeroes.  Field terminator character is included in the length.

Starting Character Position

Directory

07-11

 

 

 

Note:  Right justified with unused portions containing zeroes.  The Directory follows the Leader and repeats for each field.  Directory is terminated with a field terminator.

Control Number

001

 

 

 

 

NLM Unique ID

Control Number Identifier

003

 

 

 

 

DNLM

Date and Time of Latest Transaction

005

 

 

 

 

ILS Updated Timestamp in yyyymmddhhmmss.f format

Date entered on file

008

00-05

 

 

 

ILS Created Timestamp in yymmdd format

Type of date/Publication status

008

06

 

 

 

c = currently published

 

d = ceased publication

 

If  Publication End Year is blank, value is c.  If Publication End Year is not blank, value is d.

Date 1

008

07-10

 

 

 

Publication First Year

Date 2

008

11-14

 

 

 

Publication End Year   If blank, use the value 9999.

Place of publication, production, or execution

008

15-17

 

 

 

Place of Publication Code

Frequency

008

18

 

 

 

Publication Frequency Code

Regularity

008

19

 

 

 

|

ISSN Center

008

20

 

 

 

|

Type of serial

008

21

 

 

 

|

Form of original item

008

22

 

 

 

|

Form of original item

008

23

 

 

 

|

Nature of entire work

008

24

 

 

 

|

Nature of contents

008

25-27

 

 

 

|||

Government publication

008

28

 

 

 

|

Conference publication

008

29

 

 

 

|

Undefined

008

30-32

 

 

 

|||

Original alphabet or script of title

008

33

 

 

 

|

Successive/latest entry

008

34

 

 

 

|

Language

008

35-37

 

 

 

|||

Modified Record

008

38

 

 

 

|

Cataloging source

008

30

 

 

 

blank

ISSN

022

 

 

 

a

ISSN

Note:  Repeatable field with a separate 022 for each ISSN.

OCLC Number

035

 

 

 

a

OCLC ID

Note:  Data is preceded by the text (OCoLC).  Repeatable field with a separate 035 for each OCLC Number.

Example:  (OCoLC)012345678

Other NLM Unique IDs

035

 

 

 

a

Seq

Note:  Data is preceded by the text (DNLM) and followed by the text (s).

Example:  (DNLM)S30545600(s)

Title

245 or 130

 

0

Number of non-filing characters

a

Serial Name

Note:  The title that appears in Serial Holdings is created from various fields in the MARC record -- If a Uniform Title (130) is present without a subfield l (the letter "l"), the title is the 130.  Otherwise, the title comes from the 245 subfield a, b, c, h, n, and p followed by a space followed by the subfields of the Corporate Name (110) or Conference Name (111), if they exist.

Place of Publication

260

 

 

 

a

Publisher Location

Note:  The Place of Publication is taken from the Current Place of Publication (269 subfield a) if present; otherwise, it is taken from the Place of Publication (260 subfield a)

Publisher

260

 

 

 

b

Publisher

Note:  The Publisher is taken from the Current Publisher (269 subfield b) if present; otherwise, it is taken from the Publisher (260 subfield b).

Continuation Notes

780/785

 

 

 

 

Continuation Notes (See 780/785 specs below)

 

 

 

780-785 Instructions:

 

If Note starts with:

Field is:

First Indicator

Value is:

Second Indicator

Value is:

Continues:  

780

0

0

Continues in part:

780

0

1

Supersedes:

780

0

2

Supersedes in part:

780

0

3

Absorbed:

780

0

5

Absorbed in part:

780

0

6

Separated from:

780

0

7

Continued by:

785

0

0

Continued in part by:

785

0

1

Superseded by:

785

0

2

Superseded in part by:

785

0

3

Absorbed by:

785

0

4

Absorbed in part by:

785

0

5

Changed back to:

785

0

8

 

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