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Organization Code Source Codes

Organization Source Codes
Organization Source Code Usage in MARC and MODS


Organization Code Sources identifies organization code lists and assigns a code to each. The purpose of this list is to enable the source of organization codes contained in metadata records to be identified by a code. For code assignment, general structure, usage, and maintenance guidelines see Source Codes for Vocabularies, Rules, and Schemes.

Arrangement of the List

Entries in the list are arranged in alphabetical order by the code and consist of the source code followed by the bibliographic citation for the source documentation. The citations are linked to the online source for some codes.

Code Structure

Each code consists of a maximum of 12 characters, including lowercase alphabetic characters, numeric characters 0 through 9, and the hyphen (-). Possible additions to codes are described in Source Codes.

Organization Source Codes

MARC Code List for Organizations
OCLC Participating Institutions External Link

Organization Source Code Usage in MODS/MADS

MODS/MADS Elements

  • mods: location / physicalLocation @authority
  • mods: recordInfo / recordContentSource @authority

  • mads: recordInfo / recordContentSource @authority


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