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IFLA Universal Bibliographic Control and International MARC Core Programme (UBCIM)UNIMARC Guidelines no. 4
UNIMARC Minimal Level Record1999-02-10
This Guideline specifies a Minimal Level Record for use with the UNIMARC Bibliographic Format. UNIMARC specifies very few data elements as MANDATORY in a UNIMARC record. A record with only those data elements is marginally useful for bibliographic control purposes. The Minimal Level content specified in this Guideline is targeted at creating a record that can be used for general bibliographic control. In addition to these data elements, others can always be included in a record that is considered less-than-full, depending on the type of material and the use of the record. The MANDATORY data elements specified by UNIMARC are the following:
001 Record Identifier
Conventions used in the following lists
The listing is divided into two parts. Part 1 contains the basic fields that are generally common to all forms of material. Part 2 contains minimal requirements for fields used for special forms of material, such as serial, projected, and cartographic items.
The following codes are used to indicate the requirements for each data element:
M = Mandatory (for all minimal level records)
All indicator positions are mandatory if the field occurs. All character positions in fixed length fields must have values. Where the character position is not mandatory, the value may be the fill character. Many data elements usually occur with only one special form of material, e.g. map scale coordinates with cartographic material, thus many data elements are marked as mandatory if applicable. Code A means both if applicable to the item being catalogued and if available when the source document (e.g. catalogue card) has limited information.
PART 1: ALL MATERIAL
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