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1 MARC Machine Readable Cataloging Presentation by: Khalid Mahmood
Dept. of Library & Information Science, Punjab University, Lahore

2 FIELD Group of one or more data elements defined and manipulated as a unit. e.g. Title Field Imprint Field Series Field

3 TAG Labels for fields. e.g. Title Proper Imprint

4 INDICATORS Two characters at the beginning of each field. They provide additional information about the field. e.g. Title Proper Indicator 1 0 No title added entry 1 Title added entry Indicator 2 0-9 Non-filing characters

5 SUBFIELD Data elements within fields. e.g. Imprint field contains:
Place of Publication Publisher Date of Publication Shown as: $a, $b, $x

6 REPEATABLE FIELD A field that may occur more than once in a record.
e.g. Author Field Subject Field

7 RECORD The collection of fields containing all data elements of a given unit of information. e.g. A Book A Map A Serial Title

8 LEADER Data elements that provide information for the processing of the record. Contains numbers or coded values. Fixed length of first 24 characters. Generated automatically by computer.

9 LEADER 00-04 Logical record length 05 Record status 06 Type of record
07 Bibliographical level 08 Type of control 09 Undefined 10 Indicator count 11 Subfield code count 12-16 Base address of data 17 Encoding level 18 Descriptive cataloging form 19 Linked record requirement 20 Length of the length-of-field portion 21 Length of the starting-character-position portion 22 Length of the implementation-defined portion 23 Undefined

10 DIRECTORY A series of entries that contain the tag, length, and starting location of each variable field within a record. Contains 12 characters for each field. Constructed automatically. Starting Field character Tag length position

11 VARIABLE FIELDS 0XX Control information, numbers, codes 1XX Main entry
2XX Titles, statement of responsibility, edition, imprint 3XX Physical description 4XX Series statements 5XX Notes 6XX Subject added entries 7XX Added entries other than subject or series 8XX Series added entries 9XX Local use

12 MARC FILE 01054nam a 495395 850119s ii eng  9(DLC)  a7bcbccorignewd2encipf19gy-gencatlg a  cRs100.00 aI E 48429 aDLCcDLCdDLC aa-ii---00aLAW00a /32a 2191 aSeth, H. B.10aHindu undivided family under direct tax laws /cby H.B. Seth and B.G. Gandhi ; foreword by M.S. Yajnik. a2nd ed. aIndore :bWadhwa,c1984. axl, 307 p. ;c25 cm. aSpine title: H.U.F. under direct tax laws. a"Latest case law upto May 1984": p. [xxix]-xl. aIncludes index. 0aJoint familyxTaxationzIndia. 0aInheritance and transfer taxxLaw and legislationzIndia.1 aGandhi, B. G. eAPF/OVR bc-LLhLAW INDI Seth 1984 tCopy 1wBOOKS




Purpose of development Different cataloguing standards Different subject control and classification systems Different official languages Different language scripts Different character sets and codes Technical differences

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