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3.15. Creating Original Records

Bibliographic catalogers can create original records for resources that do not already have a record (please thoroughly search NC Cardinal, OCLC, and Z39.50 before assuming there is no record). All records must have accurate coding in the fixed/control fields. All records should be as complete/full as possible but must include the elements outlined in the NC Cardinal MARC Templates.

Explanations of select MARC fields commonly seen in records for different types of media:





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