The National Archives Catalog


Source Note

MandatoryRepeatableData TypeAuthorityPublic Element
Yes Yes Variable Character Length (2000) Geographic Source Authority Yes
Definition:

Resources cited to develop and support headings and references in an authority record.

Purpose:

Documents sources consulted to develop and document the form of headings and references in an authority record.

Relationship: This element is dependent on Topical Subject, Geographic Reference, Specific Records Type, or Program Area. To have Source Note, one of these authority records must be created.
Guidance:

See the Subject Cataloging Manual: Subject Headings (Library of Congress) and MARC21Format for Authority Data online.

Examples:
LC authorities online, Jan. 11, 2011
Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1997-2002)
Glossary of Art, Architecture, and Design since 1945
CALL Thesaurus (2004)


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