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MARC field 375 in the authority format contains information about gender of a person, including dates applicable.
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MARC field 375 in the [[List of MARC 21 fields for authority data | Authority]] format contains information about gender of a person, including dates applicable.
  
 
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==Policy and formulation==
 
==Policy and formulation==
*RDA-authorized terms are
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*RDA allows use of terms from any source, but prefers standard lists when available (such as LCSH, etc.). Gender is not a core element.
**<code>female</code>
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** The RDA policy on gender was updated 1 February 2016; see [http://www.rda-rsc.org/sites/all/files/RSC-Sec-1.pdf RSC/Sec/1] for more information.
**<code>male</code>
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*''Folger practice'': Gender can be inferred from given names. For example, assume that ''Alice'' is female and ''John'' is male.
**<code>not known</code>
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*Refrain from making assumptions about ambiguous given names (''Robin'', ''Pat'', ''Leslie''), or if you are in doubt about its gender-association in a particular language (''Sille'',  ''Chunhua''), unless you have firm evidence. In that case, make sure the evidence is presented in field 670. Example:
*Make assumptions as to a person's gender based on given name. For example, assume that ''Alice'' is female and ''John'' is male.
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375 female
*Refrain from making assumptions about ambiguous given names (''Robin'', ''Pat'', ''Leslie''), or if you are in doubt about its gender-association in a particular language (''Sille'',  ''Chunhua''), and you have no other information.
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670  Wikipedia viewed 23 January 2015  ǂb (Michael Learned (born April 9, 1939) is an American actress, best known for her role as Olivia Walton in the long-running CBS drama series, The Waltons)
*If none of the authorized terms apply, choose a term from LCSH and identify the source in ǂ2 (<code>375 Transgender people ǂ2 lcsh</code>)
 
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*[http://www.loc.gov/marc/authority/ad375.html MARC authority 375]
 
*[http://www.loc.gov/marc/authority/ad375.html MARC authority 375]
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*[http://desktop.loc.gov/search?view=document&id=InfobaseMaauth00100&f MARC authority 375 in Cataloger's Desktop] (Access limited by licensing agreements)
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*[http://desktop.loc.gov/search?view=document&id=Infobasedcmz10Dash0Dash0Dash3403&fq=allresources|true DCM Z1 375 in Cataloger's Desktop] (Access limited by licensing agreements)
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Latest revision as of 15:05, 14 March 2016

MARC field 375 in the Authority format contains information about gender of a person, including dates applicable.

Commonly-used tags

Indicators

Undefined

Subfields

ǂa - Gender (R)
ǂs - Start period (NR)
ǂt - End period (NR)
ǂu - Uniform Resource Identifier (R)
ǂv - Source of information (R)
ǂ2 - Source of term (NR)

Policy and formulation

  • RDA allows use of terms from any source, but prefers standard lists when available (such as LCSH, etc.). Gender is not a core element.
    • The RDA policy on gender was updated 1 February 2016; see RSC/Sec/1 for more information.
  • Folger practice: Gender can be inferred from given names. For example, assume that Alice is female and John is male.
  • Refrain from making assumptions about ambiguous given names (Robin, Pat, Leslie), or if you are in doubt about its gender-association in a particular language (Sille, Chunhua), unless you have firm evidence. In that case, make sure the evidence is presented in field 670. Example:
375 female
670  Wikipedia viewed 23 January 2015  ǂb (Michael Learned (born April 9, 1939) is an American actress, best known for her role as Olivia Walton in the long-running CBS drama series, The Waltons)

External links