Fingerprint Scheme Sources contains a list of schemes for formulating fingerprints for, especially, rare print material and assigns a code to each.  The purpose of this list is to enable the source of fingerprint coding schemes contained in metadata records to be identified by a code.  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 lowercase alphabetic characters.  Possible additions to codes are described in Source Code Maintenance.

Fingerprint Scheme Source Codes


Fingerprints = Empreintes = Impronte (Paris: Institut de recherche et d'histoire des textes)


Vriesma, P.C.A. The STCN [Short title catalogue Netherlands] fingerprint (in Studies in bibliography, v. 39, 1986, p. 93-100) (s'-Gravenhage: Koninklijke Bibliotheek)

Usage in MARC 21

 Bibliographic records

026 $2 (Fingerprint Identifier / Source)

See also:

Source Codes for Vocabularies, Rules, and Schemes:  Contents