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The new MARC fields are optional for use in RDA authority records

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QUESTION

The new MARC fields are optional for use in RDA authority records

OPTIONS

(a) True

(b) False


ANSWER

(a) True







The new MARC fields are optional for use in RDA authority records.







Authority Record is a record which gives the authoritative form (the form selected for a heading) of a personal name, corporate name, family name, place name, uniform or preferred title, series title, subject, etc. in the library catalog or the file of bibliographic records, and are listed in an authority file containing headings of library items.


New MARC Authority fields for name attributes:

046  Special Coded Dates (R)

368  Other Attributes of Person or Corporate Body (R)

371  Address (R)

372  Field of Activity (R)

373  Associated Group (R)

374  Occupation (R)

375  Gender (R)

376  Family Information (R)

378  Fuller Form of Personal Name (NR)


New MARC Authority and Bibliographic fields for work and expression attributes:

046  Special Coded Dates  (new subfields only)

370  Associated Place (R)

377  Associated Language (R)

380  Form of Work (R)

381  Other Distinguishing Characteristics of Work or Expression (R)

382  Medium of Performance (R)

383  Numeric Designation of Musical Work (R)

384  Key (NR)


Note

  • In the above MARC-21 fields (R) refers to repeatable and (NR) means non-repeatable.







SEE ALSO



REFERENCES

1. Library of Congress. RDA Authorities: MARC 21 in RDA Quiz. https://www.loc.gov/catworkshop/RDA%20training%20materials/LC%20RDA%20Training/Captivate-Authorities-MARC21/RDA%20Authorities%20MARC%2021%20Fields.htm (accessed February 8, 2020).



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  • 2020-02-08



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