allegro L-format for materials in Chinese

latest revision: 18 August 2019

INTRODUCTION

Below is a summary field list for allegro L-format which is used to catalogue Chinese books in the Bodleian Library. Further information on each field together with examples can be found by clicking on the field numbers. This account aims to describe how bibliographical data is entered into the format, not how it is derived or composed from the materials to be catalogued; in this is we follow the rules of description prescribed in the first chapter of AACR2, with only minor departures (made over twenty years ago but now vindicated by RDA) to accommodate the peculiarities of Chinese books or to simplify the cataloguing process. In those fields where information is to be expressed in ISBD format, we follow the rules set out in IFLA's ISBD(M): International Standard Bibliographic Description for Monographic Publications.

FIELD LIST

* repeatable
| subfield (ASCII 124)
Subfields can be entered in any order, except for subfield |9, which always comes last.
_ indicator (ASCII 95)
Indicators come at the end of the field, after all other data (including subfields) has been entered. The only ones currently in use are _j and _k, which indicate that the romanisation in subfield |9 is in Japanese or Korean.
Record-related information
#000 record number
|o operator code
#0rr latest record revision
|o operator code
#0rx record link (contents)
#0ry record link (piece)
#0rz part of main record in which sub-record is contained (free text field)
Coded information
#0ca date type, date 1, date 2
#0cc country of publication
|t* language of text
|o* language of original
|a* language of abstract
#0cg general and specific material designations
#0cm miscellaneous codes
#0cp printing process
|f font
Standard numbers
#100* ISBN
|v volume
#110* ISSN
|v volume
#130* tongyi shuhao
|v volume
#140* tongyi kanhao
|v volume
#150* guonei daihao
|v volume
#160* guowai daihao
|v volume
Title / statement of responsibility
#200* title = parallel title (ISBD punctuation)
|9 romanisation
#230* added title
|9 romanisation
#240* uniform title
|9 romanisation
#290* statement of responsibility
Authors
#300* (dynasty) personal author
|d dates
|9 romanisation
#310* (dynasty) corporate author
|d dates
|9 romanisation
Multiple title / statement of responsibility groups
#201&c Titles (or groups of titles) by different authors (or groups of authors).
#200 title - 1st title / author group
#230 added title
#290 statement of responsibility
#300 author
...
#201 title - 2nd title / author group
#231 added title
#291 statement of responsibility
#301 author
...
#202 title - 3rd title / author group
#232 added title
#292 statement of responsibility
#302 author
...
and so on, up to a theoretical 10th title / author group (#209&c).
Author authority
#3AA (dynasty) personal author authority
|d dates
|9 romanisation
#3AN notes
#3AR* reference
|n notes on reference
|9 romanisation
#3CA (dynasty) corporate author authority
|d dates
|9 romanisation
#3CN notes
#3CR reference
|n notes on reference
|9 romanisation
Edition
#400 edition statement / statement of responsibility
#405 material specific details
#409 old books edition statement
#410* place
|9 romanisation
#420* publisher
|f function of publisher
|9 romanisation
#430 date
#440* added publisher (used only with #409)
|p place
|d date
|9 romanisation (of publisher)
#446* added congshu title (used only with #409)
|d date
|9 romanisation
Multiple place : publisher groups
#411&c There can be up to three place : publisher groups, which are handled as follows (cf. the title /statement of responsibility groups above):
#410 : #420 first place : publisher group
#411 : #421 second place : publisher group
#412 : #413 third place : publisher group
Physical description
#470 physical description
Series
#500 series 1
|n number
|s statement of responsibility relating to series
|i ISSN of series
|9 romanisation
#501 series 1. subseries 1
|n number
|s statement of responsibility relating to subseries
|i ISSN of subseries
|9 romanisation
#502 series 1. subseries 2
|n number
|s statement of responsibility relating to subseries
|i ISSN of subseries
|9 romanisation
Multiple series. subseries groups
#510&c There can be three series/subseries groups tagged as follows, with the same possible subfields:
#500 series 1
#501 series 1. subseries 1
#502 series 1. subseries 2
#510 series 2
#511 series 2. subseries 1
#512 series 2. subseries 2
#520 series 3
#521 series 3. subseries 1
#522 series 3. subseries 2
Notes
#600* general
#608 seal transcriptions
#640* publisher of original (used only with #600)
|p place
|d date
|9 romanisation (of publisher)
#646* added congshu title (used only with #600, for partial reprints)
|d date
|9 romanisation
Classification/subjects
#700 siku classification number
#704* Harvard-Yenching classification number
#785* Bodleian Chinese thesaurus
Classification authority
#7SC siku classification number
#7SD siku classification text
#7SN siku classification notes
#7Sc dynasty number
#7Sd dynasty name
#7Se dynasty dates
#7Sf succeeding dynasty
#7Sn dynasty notes
Shelfmarks
#800* BOD (Bodleian Library)
|c copy note
|g specimen page filenames
|h periodical holdings
|i digitisation ID
|p provenance (old books)
|s source collection number (old books)
|y owners' seals
#802* EAL (Sackler Eastern Art Library)
This and the following shelfmark fields (to #80R) may all take the above listed subfields.
#803* RSL (Radcliffe Science Library)
#806* CCL (China Centre Library)
#807* RHO (Rhodes House Library)
#809* IND (Indian Institute Library)
#80A* PSL (Plant Sciences Library)
#80L* ZEGI (Zoology, Alexander Library)
#80N* ASH (Ashmolean Museum)
#80P* WAD (Wadham College)
#80R* REG (Regent's Park College)
#80V* Van der Loon collection running number
|c copy note
|v all parts originally in the Van der Loon collection
|o parts kept by Oxford
|x parts disposed of
#899 piece record
|v volume number or other content of piece
|b barcode
Local fields
#900 local coded information
#905 cataloguer's notes
#909 Serica tag
#988 supplier of current periodical