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According to the order of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus, dated August 18, 2006 No. 193, the Belarusian format for the representation and communication of bibliographic data in machine-readable form (BELMARC), and the Belarusian format for the representation and communication of authority / standard records in machine-readable form (BELMARC / Authorities) are recommended as exchange formats for bibliographic and authority records, used by libraries participating in corporate cataloging, as well as formats for storing records in the union electronic catalog and the national database of authority records.

The full version of the formats:

The Belarusian format for the representation and communication of authority / standard records in machine-readable form (BELMARC / Authorities), 2nd edition (2013)
The Belarusian format for the representation and communication of bibliographic data in machine-readable form (BELMARC), 2nd edition (2012)

Guidelines for applying BELMARC Format:

  • acroread.pngGuideline for Writing a Bibliography for Books, Documents of International Organizations, Deposited Documents, R&D Reports Using BELMARC Format (2nd edition)
  • Guideline for Writing a Bibliography for a Part/Section of a Document Using BELMARC Format
  • Guideline for Writing a Bibliography for Theses and Abstracts Using BELMARC Format (2nd edition)
  • Guideline for Writing a Bibliography for Graphic Materials Using BELMARC Format
  • Guideline for Writing a Bibliography for Cartographic Materials Using BELMARC Format
  • Guideline for Creating Authority Records for Subject Names Using BELMARC/Authorities Format
  • Guideline for Creating Authority Records for Geographic Names Using BELMARC/Authorities Format
  • Guideline for Creating Authority Records for Personal Names Using BELMARC/Authorities Format
  • Guideline for Creating Authority/Standard Records for Family Names Using BELMARC/Authorities Format
  • Guideline for Creating Authority/Standard Records for Uniform Titles and Names/Headings Using BELMARC/Authorities Format
  • Guideline for Creating Authority/Standard Records for Trademark and Service Names Using BELMARC/Authorities Format
  • Guideline for Creating Authority/Standard Records for Corporate Names Using BELMARC/Authorities Format (2nd edition)

Full-text guidelines for applying BELMARC Format are provided to the libraries of the Republic of Belarus free of charge. Please send a letter of enquiry to the postal address of the National Library of Belarus or email belmarc@nlb.by.

Methodological support of the BELMARC Format is provided by the BELMARC Format development sector of the library and information technologies department of the National Library of Belarus.

Теl.: (+375 17) 293 29 93 (authority records) Zoya Petrovskaya.

Теl.: (+375 17) 293 29 03 (bibliographic records) Natalya Shamko.