MARC 21 format for bibliographic data /: SN3-40/3E

The MARC 21 Format for bibliographic data: including guidelines for content designation, defines the codes and conventions (tags, indicators, subfield codes, and coded values that identify the data elements in MARC bibliographic records. This document is intended for the use or personnel involved in the creation and maintenance of bibliographic records, as well as those involved in the design and maintenance of systems for communication and processing of bibliographic records. A concise version of this specification can be found at A simple field list is located at, page 1

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Department/Agency Library and Archives Canada.
Title MARC 21 format for bibliographic data /
Publication Type Series
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Paper
Frequency Irregular
Binding Loose-leaf
Catalogue Number
  • SN3-40/3E
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