Human Services Code Sources identifies human services code lists and assigns a code to each list.  The purpose of these source codes is to enable the source of human services terms contained in metadata records to be indicated 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.

Human Services Code Source Codes


A taxonomy of human services: a conceptual framework with standardized terminology and definitions for the field. (El Monte, CA: Info. and Referral Fed. of LA County)

Usage in MARC 21

 Community Information records

072 $2 (Human Services Code / Code source)

See also:

Source Codes for Vocabularies, Rules, and Schemes:  Contents