Difference between revisions of "MARC 375 Gender"

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==Policy and formulation==
 
==Policy and formulation==
 
*RDA-authorized terms are
 
*RDA-authorized terms are
**<code>female</code>
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female
**<code>male</code>
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male
**<code>not known</code>
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not known
*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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*Infer gender based on 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''), and you have no other information.
 
*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.
 
*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>)
 
*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>)

Revision as of 17:49, 21 January 2015

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-authorized terms are
female
male
not known
  • Infer gender based on 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), and you have no other information.
  • If none of the authorized terms apply, choose a term from LCSH and identify the source in ǂ2 (375 Transgender people ǂ2 lcsh)

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