MARC 375 Gender

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

Commonly-used tags




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
  • Make assumptions as to a person's gender based on given name. 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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