a    Increase in encoding level

c    Corrected or revised

d    Deleted  [LC and LAC use only]

n    New

p    Increase in encoding level from prepublication


The record status describes the relation of a record to a file for file maintenance purposes.  Record status is generally system-supplied and may, therefore, vary from file to file for any given record.

Code definitions

a  Increase in encoding level.

Code "a" and code "p" (see below) are interpreted in conjunction with the encoding level (Leader/17).  Code "a" is used when a record has undergone a change in encoding level, which also represents an increase in the level of cataloging (e.g., a minimal level record, encoding level "7", is upgraded to a full level record, encoding level "#").

c  Corrected or revised.

Code "c" is generated by modifications to the record that do not include a change in encoding level.  [This excludes the addition of holdings information or local modifications made with the UPDATE or PRODUCE commands on the OCLC system.]

d  Deleted.

Code "d" indicates that a record has been deleted.  Code "d" cannot be automatically generated or input online.  Therefore, LC or LAC must key code "d" in subfield $z (Record status overrider) of field 012 in order to change the status of a record on output to LC.

n  New.

Code "n" is generated on all newly input records.

p  Increase in encoding level from prepublication.

This is a special type of increase-in-encoding-level code.  It is used with the encoding level to identify an increase in cataloging level resulting from the availability of the published item (i.e., a NSDP prepublication record, encoding level 8, is upgraded to encoding level 7).

Related fields, etc.


Leader/05  (MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data)

See also:


Section E.  MARC 21 Format for Serials as Applied Within CONSER

CONSER Editing Guide:  Contents