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UNIMARC Manual : Bibliographic Format 1994

APPENDIX O: Format Changes

This appendix summarizes changes to the format. New page(s) will be issued for this section with each update to the format.

New edition (1994)

This list consists of changes to the format since the 1987 edition of the UNIMARC manual. The changes resulted from the meetings of the Permanent UNIMARC Committee from June 1991 - May 1993. They principally address better accommodation of data for component parts (journal articles, chapters in books, etc.), microform reproductions, and graphics (especially three-dimensional artefacts and realia). This list does not include minor editorial changes and corrections to typographical errors; details of these were listed and issued by the IFLA UBCIM Programme in 1992.

New paragraphs
Section 4 Record label and data fields - general information
New paragraphs on the order of numeric subfields.

New field
014 Article identifier
117 Coded Data Field: Three-dimensional Artefacts and Realia
230 Material Specific Area: File Characteristics
325 Reproduction Note
455 Reproduction of
456 Reproduced as
470 Item Reviewed
545 Section Title
615 Subject Category (Provisional)

Changes in name and function of field
105 Coded Data Field: Textual Material, Monographic
324 Original Version Note

Changes to indicator values
606 Topical Name Used as Subject
Indicator 1 defined.

New subfields/values
105 Coded Data Field: Textual Material, Monographic
$a character positions 4-7: Contents codes. New value h = project description.
116 Coded Data Field: Graphics
Revised and no longer provisional

530 KeyTitle (Serials)
531 Abbreviated Title (Serials)
Addition of new subfield $v Volume Designation to both fields.

70- Personal name
71- Corporate name
Addition of new subfield $p Affiliation/address to all fields.

Appendix C: Relator codes
New value 675 Reviewer

Changes of status
100 General Processing Data
$a character position 21: Modified record code. No longer mandatory.

1st update (1996)

Fields/sections issued/ re-issued with corrections/additions
Field list
Record label
005 Version Identifier
517 Other Variant Titles
607 Geographical Name used as Subject
Appendix F Cartographic Materials Codes
Appendix L Complete Examples
Appendix M Bibliography
Appendix N Useful addresses

New paragraphs/ subfields/ examples
Section 4 Record label and data fields - general information
New paragraph 4.9 National and Local Use.
102 Country of Publication or Production
200 Title and Statement of Responsibility
702 Personal Name - Secondary Intellectual Responsibility
712 Corporate Body Name - Secondary Intellectual Responsibility
9-- National Use Block

New fields
Table of Contents
012 Fingerprint identifier
140 Coded Data Field: Antiquarian - General
141 Coded Data Field: Antiquarian - Copy Specific Attributes
316 Note Relating to the Copy in Hand
317 Provenance Note
318 Action Note
481 Also Bound in this Volume
482 Bound With
518 Title in Standard Modern Spelling
608 Form, Genre or Physical Characteristics Heading
830 General Cataloguer's Note

New values
Appendix G Subject Systems Codes
Appendix H Cataloguing Rules

2nd update (1998)

Fields/sections issued/ re-issued with corrections/additions
Field list
135 Coded Data Field: Electronic Resources
215 Physical Description
230 Material Specific Area: Electronic Resource Characteristics
336 Type of Electronic Resource
337 System Requirements Note (Electronic Resources)
4-- Linking Entry Block
801 Originating Source
Appendix B Country Codes
Appendix C Relator Codes
Appendix D Geographic Codes lists
Appendix G Subject Systems Codes
Appendix H Cataloguing Rules and Formats
Appendix I Table of Values
Appendix M Bibliography
Appendix N Useful Addresses

New fields
013 International Standard Music Number (ISMN)
015 International Standard Technical Report Number (ISRN)
856 Electronic Location and Access

3rd update (2000)

Fields/sections issued/ re-issued with corrections/additions

Section 3 Format Structure
Field list
Record label
100 General Processing Data
135 Coded Data Field: Electronic Resources
2-- Descriptive Information Block
200 Title and Statement of Responsibility
211 Projected Publication Date
215 Physical Description
304 Notes Pertaining to Title and Statement of Responsibility
307 Notes Pertaining to Physical Description
311 Notes Pertaining to Linking Fields
4-- Linking Entry Block
451 Other Edition in the Same Medium
452 Other Edition in Another Medium
461 Set
463 Piece
464 Piece-Analytic
470 Item Reviewed
481 Also Bound in this Volume
500 Uniform Title
501 Collective Uniform Title
6-- Subject Analysis Block
600 Personal Name Used as Subject
601 Corporate Body Name Used as Subject
602 Family Name Used as Subject
604 Name and Title Used as Subject
605 Title Used as Subject
606 Topical Name Used as Subject
607 Geographical Name Used as Subject
608 Form Heading
620 Place Access
676 Dewey Decimal Classification
722 Family Name - Secondary Intellectual Responsibility
8-- International Use Block
856 Electronic Location and Access
Appendix A Language Codes
Appendix B Country Codes
Appendix C Relator Codes
Appendix H Cataloguing Rules and Formats Codes
Appendix I Table of Values
Appendix J Character Sets [text only]
Appendix K Documentation to Accompany Exchange Records
Appendix M Bibliography
Appendix N Useful addresses

New fields

016 International Standard Recording Code (ISRC)
035 Other Systems Control Numbers
730 Name - Intellectual Responsibility
886 Data Not Converted From Source Format

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