Transliteration Scheme Code Sources contains a list of standard transcription schemes and assigns a code to each.  The purpose of this list is to identify the transcription scheme used to transcribe data contained in metadata records.  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.

Transcription Scheme Code Source Codes


ALA-LC Romanization Tables: Transliteration Schemes for Non-Roman Scripts, approved by the Library of Congress and the American Library Association

Usage in MARC 21

There is no MARC 21 equivalent for this attribute.

MODS/MADS Elements

Language-related attribute:  transliteration – This attribute specifies the transliteration technique used within individual elements.

See also:

Source Codes for Vocabularies, Rules, and Schemes:  Contents