Wednesday, October 14, 2015

025 - Overseas Acquisition Number (R)

MARC 21

First Indicator
Undefined
# - Undefined
Second Indicator
Undefined
# - Undefined

Subfield Codes
$a - Overseas acquisition number (R) $8 - Field link and sequence number (R) 

FIELD DEFINITION AND SCOPE

Number assigned by the Library of Congress to works acquired through one of its overseas acquisition programs.
Used to record the acquisition source of the item and also identifies certain programs under which materials are acquired at LC. The following types of numbers are included in this field:
  • South Asian accession numbers which are used with materials acquired by the Library's New Delhi office. These numbers consist of codes for country and language followed by an accession number. Use of these numbers began in October 1984.
  • PL480 numbers which were used with materials acquired through PL480 funds. These numbers are preceded by the prefix PL480. Use of these numbers was discontinued in August 1969.
  • LACAP numbers which were used with materials acquired through the Latin American Cooperative Acquisitions Program. These numbers are preceded by the prefix LACAP. Use of these numbers was discontinued in 1973.
  • East African accession numbers which were used with materials acquired in Africa. These numbers were composed of codes for country and language followed by an accession number. Use of these numbers was discontinued in August 1969.
  • National Bibliography of Indian Literature 1901-1953 numbers which are used in the Microfilming of Indian Publications Project (MIPP), a project undertaken with the Center for Research Libraries. The Library of Congress, New Delhi Office assigned a number to each of the publications in the National Bibliography of Indian Literature 1901-1953. The number is used in the target for each publication filmed.
Repeatable for recording multiple numbers associated with different editions of the same work on one bibliographic record.

GUIDELINES FOR APPLYING CONTENT DESIGNATORS

 INDICATORS

  • Both indicators are undefined; each contains a blank (#).

 SUBFIELD CODES

$a - Overseas acquisition number
Repeatable for recording multiple numbers associated with the same item.
025##$aLACAP67-3676
025##$aPL480:I-E-8421
025##$aEt-E-123
025##$aAe-F-355$aAe-F-562
025##$aI-Map-268
025##$aLACAP72-1719$aLACAP72-1720
025##$aI-H-96-903245; 23
025##$aI-E-E-96-912211; 79-92
$8 - Field link and sequence number
See description of this subfield in Appendix A: Control Subfields.

INPUT CONVENTIONS

Punctuation - Field 025 does not end with a mark of punctuation. Hyphens internal to a number are carried in the MARC record.
Spacing - No spaces are present in the field.



NOTE
  • This article is a Stub. It will be expanded to achieve the level of a proper encyclopedia article. 

REFERENCES
  1. Library of Congress. https://www.loc.gov/marc/bibliographic/bd025.html (accessed October 14, 2015)

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