Music Cataloging at Yale MARC Tagging

MARC Tagging for Scores: Fixed Field Codes

See also MARC tagging for scores and sound recordings: Variable fields



Leader:
00861ccm 2200241 a 4500 00861ccm 2200241 a 4500 00861ccm 2200241_ a 4500 00861ccm 2200241 a 4500
Type of record Bibliographic level Encoding level Cataloging form (i.e., rules)
c = printed music (score),
printed or microform
d = manuscript music,
printed or microform
a = component part, monographic
b = component part, serial
c = collection
d = subunit
m = monograph/item
s = serial
  = full level, material in hand
4 = core level
5 = partial (preliminary) level
7 = minimal level
8 = prepublication level (including CIP)
a = AACR2
i  = pre-AACR2, ISBD punctuation
   = pre-AACR2, pre-ISBD punctuation
u = unknown
c = ISBD punctuation omitted (OCLC TB 260)

008: Publication status || Date 1|| Date 2 || Place of publication || Composition || Format of music || Audience
Form of item || Accompanying matter || Literary text for sound recording || Language || Cataloging source

ORBIS 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 (yyyy) Date of publication
The content is determined by the Type of Date code (D/CODE) above
See also Dates and date codes in the fixed field
Date 2 (yyyy) Date of publication
The content is determined by the Type of Date code (D/CODE) above
See also Dates and date codes in the fixed field
Place of publication Place of publication (assign codes according to present geographic boundaries)
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
Composition Form of composition
See Codes for form of composition
Format of music Format (See Recording extent of notated music (RDA 3.4.3.2) for definitions of formats)
MARC code Term Definition
a full score Staff notation representing the sounds of all the parts of an instrumental and/or vocal ensemble arranged one underneath the other, usually on different staves, so that they can be read simultaneously
     ° in RDA: use code l (score) for works represented with graphic, symbolic (e.g., staff), or word-based notation representing the sounds of all the parts of an ensemble, arranged so that they can be read simultaneously, or a work for solo performer or electronic media
     ° Note: Continue to use subfield a in AACR2 records. Use code l [small letter L] in RDA records.
b full score, miniature or study size the same types of scores described for code a, but with the size of notes and staves reduced and not usually intended to be used in performance
c accompaniment reduced for keyboard accompaniment is reduced for keyboard instrument(s) and the vocal parts and/or solo instrumental parts remain the same
     ° use code h for chorus scores and k for vocal scores
Note: MARC Proposal no. 2012-07 stated that MLA would be producing documentation discouraging the use of codes c, d, and e for RDA records. This proposal was passed, but there is no MLA documentation on the MLA BCC MARC Formats Subcommittee website concerning this.
MARC 008/20 prefers code h (chorus score) or code k (vocal score)
d voice score score for solo and/or choral voice(s) with the accompaniment omitted
     ° vocal works originally unaccompanied are assigned other codes as appropriate
     ° use code h for chorus scores and k for vocal scores
Note: MARC Proposal no. 2012-07 stated that MLA would be producing documentation discouraging the use of codes c, d, and e for RDA records. This proposal was passed, but there is no MLA documentation on the MLA BCC MARC Formats Subcommittee website concerning this.
MARC 008/20 prefers code h (chorus score) or code k (vocal score)
e condensed score or piano-conductor score score for orchestral or band music that has been reduced
     ° it may be part of an ensemble work for a particular instrument, with cues for other instruments
     ° used by an individual playing the instrument for which the score was written or for the conductor
     ° in RDA: use i for condensed score or code j for performer-conductor part if the two types of scores can be distinguished
Note: MARC Proposal no. 2012-07 stated that MLA would be producing documentation discouraging the use of codes c, d, and e for RDA records. This proposal was passed, but there is no MLA documentation on the MLA BCC MARC Formats Subcommittee website concerning this.
MARC 008/20 prefers code i (condensed score) or code j (performer-conductor part) if the two types of scores can be distinguished.
g close score score (e.g., a hymnal) that has separate parts transcribed in condensed form
     ° all the separate parts are transcribed on two staves
     ° in RDA: use condensed score
h chorus score score of a work for solo voices and chorus showing only the parts for chorus, at least in those portions of the work in which the chorus sings, with the instrumental accompaniment either arranged for keyboard(s) or other chordal instrument(s) or omitted
     ° Note: see code k (vocal score) for scores that include solo voices as well as chorus parts
i condensed score a score in which the number of staves is reduced to two or a few, generally organized by instrumental sections, and often with cues for individual parts
     ° sometimes called: Reduced score, Short score. Recorded with musical notation
j performer-conductor part a score reduced to a single instrument for which the score was written or for the conductor
Use for the following as defined in RDA:
piano conductor part: a performance part for a piano performer in an ensemble, with cues for the other instruments that enable the performer of that part also to conduct
violin conductor part: a performance part for a violin performer in an ensemble, with cues for the other instruments that enable the performer of that part also to conduct
k vocal score a score showing all vocal parts, solo and/or choral, with the instrumental accompaniment either arranged for keyboard(s) or other chordal instrument(s) or omitted.
     ° Note: see code h (chorus score) for scores of works for solo voices and chorus that include only chorus parts
l score graphical, symbolic (e.g., staff), or word-based musical notation representing the sounds of all the parts of an ensemble, arranged so that they can be read simultaneously, or a work for solo performer or electronic media
     ° code a part or parts as z (other than score format)
m multiple score formats several types of scores are issued together, as is frequently the case with band music
n not applicable item is a sound recording
o online a score that is accessed by means of hardware and software connections to a communications network
     ° code s (electronic) can be used as a generic code for any form of electronic resource if a distinction between types of electronic resources is not necessary
q direct electronic a score that is stored on a directly accessible tangible recording medium, e.g. disc, tape, playaway device, flashdrive, portable hard drive, etc.
     ° code s (electronic) can be used as a generic code for any form of electronic resource if a distinction between types of electronic resources is not necessary
s electronic a score that is intended for manipulation by a computer that:
     ° may reside in a carrier accessed either directly or remotely
     ° may also require the use of peripheral devices attached to the computer (e.g., a CD-ROM player)
code s
     ° is not used for items that do not require the use of a computer (e.g., music compact discs and videodiscs)
     ° may be used as a generic code for any form of electronic resource
u unknown format of the item is unknown
z other than score format None of the other defined codes are appropriate, such as music for solo instrument, compositions in graphic notation, or compositions that consist only of instructions for performance
use if the item is a
     ° choir book: a large music book made to be placed on a stand in front of a choir, with each part is notated separately, usually in the configuration that presents, when the book is open, the soprano and tenor parts on the verso of a leaf, and the alto and bass parts on the recto of the next leaf
or
     ° table book: a music book made to be placed on a table and displayed in such a way that the performers can read their parts while seated or standing across or around the table, with each part is notated separately, usually in a configuration that presents, when the book is open, different parts in inverted and/or perpendicular positions, or consists only of parts
or
     ° consists only of parts: a component consisting of the music for the use of one or more, but not all, performers

     ° Note: Continue to use subfield z in AACR2 records for a work for solo performer or electronic media. Use code l [small letter L] in RDA records.
Audience Target audience (intellectual level)
  = non-juvenile
j = juvenile
Form of item Form of item
  = non of the following
a = microfilm
b = microfiche
c = microopaque
d = large print
f = braille
r = regular print reproduction
s = electronic
Accompanying matter Accompanying material (use up to six, in alphabetical order)
  = no accompanying matter
a = discography
b = bibliography
c = thematic index
d = libretto or text
e = biography of composer or author
f = biography of performer or history of ensemble
g = technical and/or historical information on instruments
h = technical information on music
i = historical information
k = ethnological information
r = instructional materials
s = music
z = other accompanying matter
Literary text for sound recording 1 Literary text for sound recordings
n = not applicable
Literary text for sound recording 2 Literary text for sound recordings
n = not applicable
Language Language of sung or spoken text
eng = English
fre = French
ger = German
ita = Italian
rus = Russian
spa = Spanish
zxx = no linguistic content
und = undetermined language or arbitrary syllables, humming, or other human-produced sounds for which a language cannot be specified
See US MARC language list for a full list
Cataloging source Cataloging source
  = Library of Congress
d = other sources (e.g., OCLC)
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


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