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042  Authentication Code (NR)

Input Standards

LC, NLM, CONSER and Program for Cooperative Cataloging use only. Used for specific projects. If you are not part of the project, you should not enter these codes.
1st Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
2nd Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards
‡a Authentication code (R) Mandatory/Mandatory

Definition

Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) participants (BIBCO and CONSER) use field 042 to indicate that a record has been reviewed and authenticated.

anuc

Australian National Union Catalog. Code anuc signifies that the descriptive elements have been edited and all headings verified against the relevant authority file to prepare the record for inclusion in the Australian National Bibliographic Database. The Australian National Bibliographic Database authenticates records for Australian imprints, and bibliographic and authority records of Australian interest.

dc

Dublin Core. Record is converted from a simple resource description record in another syntax (e.g., HTML or SGML) using the Dublin Core metadata element set. The content of the record (descriptive elements and headings) may or may not follow any cataloging standard (e.g., AACR2 or RDA). The OCLC system supplies code dc whenever a user creates a record using Dublin Core new.

dhca

Dance Heritage Coalition Access Project. Record is authenticated under the auspices of the project.

dlr

Digital Library Registry. Record is created according to the best practice guidelines developed by the Digital Library Federation for a registry of digitally reformatted and born digital monographs and serials.

gamma

Georgia Archives & Manuscripts Automated Access Project. Record is authenticated under the auspices of the project.

gils

Government Information Location Service. Record is derived from a locator record contained in a GILS server using the GILS Application Profile. The content of the record (descriptive elements and headings) may or may not follow any cataloging standard (e.g., AACR2 or RDA).

isds/c

ISSN Canada. CONSER ISSN Network data elements are verified by ISSN Canada. ISSN Canada authenticates ISSN data elements for Canadian imprints. The code reflects the ISSN Network's earlier name, ISDS (International Serials Data System).

issnuk

ISSN UK Centre. Code issnuk signifies that the ISSN Network data elements have been verified by ISSN UK. ISSN UK authenticates ISSN data elements for United Kingdom imprints.

lcac

LC Annotated Children's Cataloging Program. Record is handled as part of the program whereby summaries and children's subject headings are added to facilitate the use of the item by a juvenile audience.

lccopycat

LC Copy Cataloging. Record is based on another cataloging agency's record. Headings are verified with the relevant authority file, except those subject headings not from Library of Congress Subject Headings.

lccopycat-nm

LC Copy Cataloging-Near Match. Record is based on an existing record that is not an exact match of the item in hand. The record used can be from LC or another cataloging agency and can be for another edition, version, or format of the item. The records are updated to a full encoding level to reflect the item in hand. Headings are verified with the relevant authority file, except those subject headings not from Library of Congress Subject Headings.

lcderive

LC Derived Cataloging. Record from another cataloging agency, essentially used "as is." Headings and uniform titles are processed through special software to verify that they match all existing LC authority records and conform to all cataloging rules.

lchlas

LC Handbook of Latin American Studies. Descriptive and subject elements are derived from the internal LC Handbook of Latin American Studies file. Name headings may or may not be verified through LC's name authority file.

lcllh

LC Law Library Hispanic. Descriptive elements are derived from the LC Index to Hispanic Legislation. Name headings are verified though LC's name authority file.

lcnccp

LC National Coordinated Cataloging Program. Obsolete. Do not use. Project replaced by Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC).

lcnitrate

LC nitrate film. Descriptive elements are derived from an LC database with inventory information from LC's nitrate film collection. Name headings are not verified through LC's name authority file.

lcnuc

National Union Catalog. Descriptive elements are edited and headings are verified through the relevant authority file to prepare the record for input into LC's National Union Catalog file.

lcode

LC Overseas Data Entry. Record is from an LC overseas field office. Descriptive elements follow AACR2 or RDA. Headings are processed through special software to verify that they match LC's name authority file.

msc

CONSER Minimal Authority Application. Descriptive elements have been verified by LC or an authenticating CONSER participant. Headings have been checked against the relevant authority file, but an authority record was not found for one or more headings.

nlc

Library and Archives Canada. CONSER descriptive elements and headings have been verified by Library and Archives Canada, which authenticates records for Canadian imprints and records of Canadian interest.

nlmcopyc

National Library of Medicine copy cataloging. Record is based on another cataloging agency's record. Headings are verified with the relevant authority file, except those subject headings not from the National Library of Medicine.

nsdp

National Serials Data Program. ISSN Network data elements are verified by the United States National Serials Data Program (NSDP). NSDP authenticates records for U.S. imprints. NSDP also authenticates ISSN assignments and key titles for records received from other ISSN Network centers, with the exception of Canadian imprints authenticated by ISSN Canada.

nst

New Serial Titles. Obsolete. Do not use.

ntccf

LC National Translations Center Citation File. Descriptive elements are derived from the LC National Translations Center Citation File. Name headings are not verified through LC's name authority file.

pcc

Program for Cooperative Cataloging. Record is authenticated under the auspices of the program. All name and series headings have been verified through the appropriate national level authority file. Authority records have been created if they do not already exist. Subject headings are checked for authorized forms and combinations supported by the relevant authority.

premarc

LC PreMARC Retrospective Conversion Project. Record was converted to machine-readable form as part of an LC retrospective conversion project. Source records used in the initial phase of this project (1978–79) were printed catalog cards taken from the LC general, atlas and map, and music shelflists. Printed catalog cards from various other manual LC files were subsequently used as the source for additional records converted.

reveal

REVEAL Union Catalog Project. Code reveal signifies that the MARC record conforms to the criteria for inclusion in the REVEAL union catalog.

sanb

South African National Project. Descriptive elements and headings are verified as conforming to the standards of the bibliography.

scipio

Scipio Art and Rare Book Sales Catalogs. Code scipio signifies that the descriptive elements conform to rules for inclusion in Scipio. For more information, see the Scipio Cataloging Formats and Standards at http://www.oclc.org/us/en/support/documentation/connexion/client/cataloging/SCIPIOformatsandstandards.pdf.

ukblcatcopy

British Library derived cataloging. Code ukblcatcopy signifies that the British Library has used another organization's catalog record essentially "as is" for its cataloging. All name headings have been checked against the relevant authority file.

ukblsr

British Library Standard Record. Code ukblsr signifies that the record conforms to the definition for the British Library Standard Record and all name and subject headings have been verified against the relevant authority file.

ukscp

UK Legal Deposit Libraries' Shared Cataloging Programme Record. Code ukscp indicates that the record conforms to the definition for the UK Legal Deposit Libraries' Shared Cataloguing Programme Record.

x-Codes

Codes beginning with the letter x signify the agency does not consider the item to be a serial. Subsequent developments may cause the title to be recataloged as a serial.

xisds/c ISSN Canada does not consider item a serial
xissnuk ISSN UK does not consider the item a serial
xlc LC does not consider item a serial
xnlc Library and Archives Canada does not consider item a serial
xnsdp NSDP does not consider item a serial
CONSER authentication

Authentication is the process by which LC, Library and Archives Canada and CONSER participants enter their new and updated serial records into WorldCat. Those records are then selected for distribution by the MARC Serials Distribution Service. Authenticated records meet the national and international standards and practices agreed upon by CONSER participants and are documented in the CONSER Manual and the MARC Serials Editing Guide.

1st Indicator

Undefined. The 1st indicator position is undefined and contains a blank ( blank character ).

blank character

Undefined

2nd Indicator

Undefined. The 2nd indicator position is undefined and contains a blank ( blank character ).

blank character

Undefined

Subfields

 
‡a Authentication code

The authentication code.

Indexing

For indexing and searching information, see Searching WorldCat Indexes, field 042.

Printing

Field 042 does not print.