Content Advice Classification Sources identifies the source of codes used to record content advice classification and assigns a code to each source.  The purpose of this list is to enable the use of standardized codes indicating the classification or rating regarding the content of  the  resource.  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.  Possible additions to codes are described in Source Code Maintenance.

Content Advice Classification Source Codes


British Board of Film Classification


Motion Picture Association of America Film Ratings


Pan-European Game Information (PEGI) age rating system

Usage in MARC 21

 Bibliographic records

520 $2 (Summary, Etc. / Source)

See also:

Source Codes for Vocabularies, Rules, and Schemes:  Contents