A fixed field that comprises the first 24 character positions (00-23) of each record and provides information for the processing of the record. Only three positions are implemented in UNBIS name authority records.

Position 05:

Record status. Indicates the relation of the record to a file.

    c = Corrected or revised. A change has been made to the record.
    n = New.
Position 06:

Type of record. Indicates the characteristics and defines the components of the record.
    z = Authority data.
Position 17:

Encoding level. Indicates whether the record is complete.
    n = Complete authority record. The record meets national level record requirements.
    o = Incomplete authority record.

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