Character position definition and scope:

The Character coding scheme character position contains a one-character code that identifies the character coding scheme used in a record.  The coding scheme used affects the number of octets needed per character, the placement of non-spacing characters, and the use of escape sequences, and may affect the character repertoire.  Detailed information on the character sets used in MARC 21 records is contained in MARC 21 Specifications for Record Structure, Character Sets, and Exchange Media.

When holdings information is embedded in a MARC bibliographic record, the Leader/09 code may be contained in subfield $a (Type of record) of field 841 (Holdings Coded Data Values), which is also embedded in the bibliographic record.

Users typically do not have access to Leader/09; the entry is usually system generated.



Character coding scheme description:





For information on other Leader positions, select:


See also:

MARC 21 Format for Holdings Data:  Contents