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Transcription Scheme Codes

Transcription Scheme Codes
Transcription Scheme Code Usage in MARC and MODS/MADS


Transcription Scheme Sources contains a list of standard transcription schemes and assigns a code to each. The purpose of this list is to identify the transcription scheme used to transcribe data contained in metadata records. 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 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.

Transcription Scheme Codes

ALA-LC romanization tables: transliteration schemes for non-roman scripts, approved by the Library of Congress and the American Library Association

Language Source Code Usage in MARC and MODS/MADS

MARC 21 Formats and Fields

  • There is no MARC 21 equivalent for this attribute.

MODS/MADS Elements

  • Language-related attribute: transliteration -- This attribute specifies the transliteration technique used within individual elements.


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