School of Information Management & Systems
245 Organization of Information in Collections.
Assignment 10: Encoding Syntax: MARC 041. In class, April 21.
The purpose of the this assignment is to try your hand at some syntactical coding
and to ensure a minimal familiarity
with the MARC format and to demonstrate
Refresh your MARC expertise by looking over
MARC Remarks, noting the LC MARC website
Understanding MARC Bibliographic tutorial.
Somewhere in the tutorial or other documentation you will find that there is
not one but TWO fields for indicating language. If you don't see it
- LANGUAGE CODE (NR)
1. What are the two fields and how do they differ?
2. Demonstrate your MARC expertise by
specifying the correct MARC language coding for both the 008 field positions
35-37 and for the 041 field for a document with the following language
The text is primarily in Iroquoian,
but the document also includes a
translation into English, with a summary in French, a libretto in Italian,
significant material in Chinese, German, and Spanish.
Note: The official list of language codes is at
http://lcweb.loc.gov/marc/languages/ and can also be found in MELVYL with EXPLAIN LANGUAGE.
3. Show the same information encoded in an SGML/XML style mark-up system.