MARC 21 Bibliographic Format

Full Level MARC 21 Record Examples

Network Development and MARC Standards Office
Library of Congress


The examples in these pages reflect the application of MARC content designators in full level records. Although the data is taken from actual bibliographic records, these records are included for illustrative purposes only and are not usable for bibliographic purposes.

The creator of the bibliographic data is not specified in these sample records. Field 008/39 contains code d (Other sources), and field 040, subfields $a and $c contain the phrase <organization code> instead of a valid MARC code. In addition, field 001 (Record Control Number) and field 003 (Record Number Identifier) contain the phrases <control number> and <control number identifier>, respectively, indicating that the record is an example only. The system-generated portions of the Leader (LDR) are represented by asterisks (*). The records also lack a system-generated Directory. Field 008 character positions have been segmented to improve readability. Although the exact segmentation varies, the first two segments always contain positions 00-05 and 06-14. The last segment always contains positions 35-39.

The following examples are available: