Introduction

Geographic Area Code and Term Sources contains a list of standard geographic area code and/or term sources and assigns a code to each.  The purpose of this list is to enable the source of geographic area codes or terms contained in metadata records to be identified by a code.  For code assignment, general structure, usage, and maintenance guidelines see Introduction.

Arrangement of the list

Entries in the list are arranged in alphabetical order by the code and consist of the source code followed by the bibliographic citation for the source documentation.  The citations are linked to the online source for some codes.

Code structure

Each code consists of a maximum of 12 characters, including lowercase alphabetic characters, numeric characters 0 through 9, and the hyphen (-).  Possible additions to codes are described in Source Code Maintenance.

Geographic Area Code and Term Source Codes

ccga

Cadre de classement geographique actuel (Paris: Bibliotheque Nationale)

marcgac

MARC Code List for Geographic Areas

Usage in MARC 21

 Bibliographic records

043 $2 (Geographic Area Code / Source of local code)

 Authority records

043 $2 (Geographic Area Code / Source of local code)

 Classification records

043 $2 (Geographic Area Code / Source of local code)

 Community Information records

043 $2 (Geographic Area Code / Source of local code)

MODS Elements

 mods: originInfo / place / placeTerm @authority

 mods: subject / geographicCode @authority

See also:

Source Codes for Vocabularies, Rules, and Schemes:  Contents