Section 9 - Books Appendix B
Government Document Codes
Use one of the following codes in the fixed field (subfield “Gvt”) when you are cataloging a government document. If the item is not a government document, leave the subfield blank.
a Autonomous or semi-autonomous component.
c Multilocal (regional combinations of jurisdictions below the state level.)
I International intergovernmental bodies.
l Local jurisdictions (counties, cities, towns, etc.)
m Multistate (regional combinations of jurisdiction at state level.)
o Government publication, level undetermined.
s State, provincial, territorial, dependent, etc. jurisdictions.
u Unknown whether item is government publication.
z Government publication, level other than can be specified by code values.
Consider an item to be a government publication if a government agency is named in the imprint as publisher or distributor. Theses and dissertations are not considered government publications.