Entity Type Sources contains a list that identifies the source of the term or code used to record the type of entity in a record.  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 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.

Type of Entity Source Codes


Integrated Authority File (Gemeinsame Normdatei, GND), General Type


Integrated Authority File (Gemeinsame Normdatei, GND), Specific Type

Usage in MARC 21

 Authority records

075 $2 (Type of Entity / Source code)

MODS/MADS Elements

 There is no MODS/MADS equivalent for this.

See also:

Source Codes for Vocabularies, Rules, and Schemes:  Contents