Difference between revisions of "MARC 375 Gender"

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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.
female
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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.
male
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*''Folger practice'': Gender can be inferred from given names. For example, assume that ''Alice'' is female and ''John'' is male.
not known
 
*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:
 
*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
 
  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)
 
  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
 
375 Transgender people ǂ2 lcsh
 
 
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
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[[Category:Cataloging]]
 
[[Category:Cataloging]]
 
[[Category:Staff policies and procedures]]
 
[[Category:Staff policies and procedures]]
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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