Caption Abbreviation Sources identifies lists of abbreviations for captions used to identify numbering and chronology in metadata and assigns a code for each source.  The purpose of the source codes is to enable indication of the caption abbreviation source so that the captions may be interpreted.  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.

Caption Abbreviation Source Codes


ONIX Abbreviation Type Code List number 116  [PDF: 34 KB]

Usage in MARC 21

 Holdings records

853 $2 (Captions and Pattern - Basic Bibliographic Unit / Source of caption abbreviation)

854 $2 (Captions and Pattern - Supplementary Material / Source of caption abbreviation)

855 $2 (Captions and Pattern - Indexes / Source of caption abbreviation)

See also:

Source Codes for Vocabularies, Rules, and Schemes:  Contents