MARC Records and Subject Headings
When creating a cataloging record in MARC format, the subject headings are each assigned a numerical code that indicates the type of subject heading being used. There are different codes for topical subject headings, geographic headings, or headings made up of a name of a person or place. There are also subfields used to indicate whether or not there are any subdivisions being used, and what types of subdivisions those are. This coding is very detailed, and some information about this will be covered in the course on MARC cataloging.
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