The MARC 21 Format for Community Information: Including Guidelines for Content Designation, defines the codes and conventions (tags, indicators, subfield codes, and coded values) that identify the data elements in MARC community information records.  This document is intended for the use of personnel involved in the creation and maintenance of community information records, as well as those involved in the design and maintenance of systems for communication and processing of community information records.

Note:  For information that is common to all five of the MARC formats, see:  MARC 21 Formats.

For information about the Community Information Format, select:

General Information

Elements of a MARC Record

Scope of the Community Information Format

Kinds of Community Information Records

Components of a MARC Record

Content Designators

Content Designator History

Obsolete Content Designators

Multiscript Records  (Alternate Graphics)

Field and Subfield Repeatability

Fill Character and Related Values

Display Constants

Record Content Responsibility  (Responsible Parties Rule)

Organization of the MARC Format Documents

Main parts

General Information sections

Components of the detailed descriptions

Typographical Conventions

Standards and Other Documents Related to This Format

National and International Standards

MARC Standards and Other Related Publications

Superseded Documentation

Documentation Maintenance

See also:

MARC 21 Format for Community Information:  Contents