Music Cataloging at Yale MARC tagging

MARC Tagging for Books: Fixed Field Codes

Voyager (008)

Publication status | Date 1, Date 2 | Place of publication | Illustrations | Audience | Form of item | Contents
Govt. publication | Conf. publication | Festschrift | Index | Literary form | Biography | Language | Modified record | Cataloging source

Voyager Definition
Publication status Type of date/publication status
b = no dates given; B.C. date involved
d = serial item ceased publication
e = detailed date
s = single known date/probable date
c = serial item currently published
t = publication date and copyright date
i = inclusive dates of collection
k = range of years of bulk of collection
m = multiple dates
p = date of distribution/release/issue/production/recording session when different
r = reprint/reissue date and original date
n = dates unknown
u = dates unknown
q = serial item status unknown
See also Dates and date codes in the fixed field
Date 1, Date 2 Date of publication
The content is determined by the Type of Date code (see Publication status above)
See also Dates and date codes in the fixed field
Place of publication Place of publication
fr = France
gw = Germany
it = Italy
ru = Russia
sp = Spain
xxc = Canada (no province indicated; first two positions indicate province, e.g., onc = Ontario)
xxk = United Kingdom (no country indicated; first two positions indicate country, e.g., enk = England)
xxu = United States (no state indicated; first two positions indicate state, e.g., ctu = Connecticut)
See US MARC country list for a full list
Illustrations Illustrations; up to 4 codes
 = no illustrations              
a = illustrations
b = maps
c = portraits
d = charts
e = plans
f = plates
g = music
h = facsmiles
i = coats of arms
j = genealogical tables
k = forms
1 = samples
m = phonodisc, etc.
o = photographs
p = illuminations
Audience Audience (intellectual level)
  = non-juvenile
j = juvenile
Form of item Form of item
  = none of the following
r = regular print reproduction (eye-readable)
a = microfilm
b = microfiche
s = electronic
Contents Contents; up to 4 codes
 = no specified nature of contents
a = abstracts/summaries
b = bibliographies
c = catalogs
d = dictionaries
e = encyclopedias
f = handbooks
g = legal articles
i = indexes
j = patent document
k = discographies
l = legislation
m = theses
n = surveys of the literature in subject area
o = reviews
p = programmed texts
q = filmographies
r = directories
s = statistics
t = technical report
v = legal case and case notes
w = law reports and digests
z = treaties
Govt. publication Government publication
 = not a government publication       
i = international intergovernmental
f = federa/national
a = autonomous or semi-autonomous component
m = multistate
s = state, provincial, territorial, dependent, etc.
c = multilocal
l = local
o = government publication-level undetermined
u = unknown if item is government publication
z = other type of government publication
Conf. publication Conference publication
0 = not a conference publication
1 = conference publication
Festschrift Festschrift
0 = not a festschrift
1 = festschrift
Index Index
0 = no index
1 = index present
Literary form Literary form
0 = not fiction              
1 = fiction
c = comic strips
d = dramas
e = essays
f = novels
h = Humor, satires, etc.
i = letters
j = short stories
m = mixed forms
p = poetry
s = speeches
u = unknown
Biography Biography
 = no biographical material
a = autography
b = individual biography
c = collection biography
d = contains biographical information
Language Language
eng = English
fre = French
ger = German
ita = Italian
rus = Russian
spa = Spanish
See US MARC language list for a full list
Modified record Modified record
  = not modifiec
o = romanized (having to do with printed cards)
Cataloging source Cataloging source
  = Library of Congress
d = other sources (e.g., OCLC member)
c = cooperative cataloging (e.g., PCC)
i = ISBD (descriptive portion of the record contains the punctuation provisions of International standard bibliographic description); use for RDA


Comments to Mickey Koth Yale University Music Library
Last revised April 29, 2013.