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IFLA Universal Bibliographic Control and International MARC Core Programme (UBCIM)UNIMARC Manual : Bibliographic Format 1994
APPENDIX K: Documentation to Accompany Exchange RecordsPurpose
As well as containing the basic exchange information about the physical medium (tape, diskette, etc.), the documentation should enable the receiving agency to tell, without a detailed examination of the records, which UNIMARC options have been chosen. The following is an indication of the areas which could be helpfully included.
Numbers of records.
Nature of documents catalogued
A description of their nature would state the type of materials, e.g. monographs only, all materials except computer files.
Indicate where the fill character has been consistently used instead of a value.
Character position 5: Record Status Code. Indicate the range of values.
0-- Identification Block
Give information on any of the possible fields not used at all.
014 Article Identifier
Name the code used.
100 General Processing Data
Character positions 22-24: Language of Cataloguing. Indicate languages used.
102 Country of Publication or Production
If $b Locality of Publication has been used, give information on the code list.
3-- Notes Block
Indicate the extent to which field 300 General Notes has been used instead of any of the more specific fields in this block.
4-- Linking Entry Block
Indicate whether this block has been used at all. If so, indicate which of the two methods has been used and give the sort of detail which has been included. The guidelines for contents of the block should be examined as an indication of the possible options.
5-- Related Title Block
No details needed.
6-- Subject Analysis Block
Indicate which of the lists in Appendix G have been used for subject data.
7-- Intellectual Responsibility Block
Indicate the policy over the inclusion or exclusion of punctuation at subfield boundaries. If punctuation is not included, give examples of typical fields.
If $3 Authority Record Number has been used, give information on the name authority list.
Some information on cataloguing practice could be helpfully included, such as an indication of whether the cataloguing code recognises the practice of main entry. But a full description of the characteristics of the code, e.g. a categorisation of which types of corporate bodies are entered under place or jurisdiction, is not necessary.
801$g Cataloguing Code
Indicate which cataloguing code(s) listed in Appendix H have been used.
9-- Local fields
Indicate whether local fields (9--, -9- or --9) have been used and give details.
Give details of cases where the UNIMARC Manual standard has not been followed.
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