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17 Contributor role code
Used with <ContributorRole> <b035>
17 A01 By (author)
Author of a textual work
17 A02 With
With or as told to: ‘ghost’ or secondary author of a literary work (for clarity, should not be used for true ‘ghost’ authors who are not credited on the book and whose existence is secret)
17 A03 Screenplay by
Writer of screenplay or script (film or video)
17 A04 Libretto by
Writer of libretto (opera): see also A31
17 A05 Lyrics by
Author of lyrics (song): see also A31
17 A06 By (composer)
Composer of music
17 A07 By (artist)
Visual artist when named as the primary creator of, eg, a book of reproductions of artworks
17 A08 By (photographer)
Photographer when named as the primary creator of, eg, a book of photographs
17 A09 Created by
For example of editorial concept, of board game, etc
17 A10 From an idea by
17 A11 Designed by
17 A12 Illustrated by
Artist when named as the creator of artwork which illustrates a text, or the originator (sometimes ‘penciller’ for collaborative art) of the artwork of a graphic novel or comic book
17 A13 Photographs by
Photographer when named as the creator of photographs which illustrate a text
17 A14 Text by
Author of text which accompanies art reproductions or photographs, or which is part of a graphic novel or comic book
17 A15 Preface by
Author of preface
17 A16 Prologue by
Author of prologue
17 A17 Summary by
Author of summary
17 A18 Supplement by
Author of supplement
17 A19 Afterword by
Author of afterword
17 A20 Notes by
Author of notes or annotations: see also A29
17 A21 Commentaries by
Author of commentaries on the main text
17 A22 Epilogue by
Author of epilogue
17 A23 Foreword by
Author of foreword
17 A24 Introduction by
Author of introduction: see also A29
17 A25 Footnotes by
Author/compiler of footnotes
17 A26 Memoir by
Author of memoir accompanying main text
17 A27 Experiments by
Person who carried out experiments reported in the text
17 A29 Introduction and notes by
Author of introduction and notes: see also A20 and A24
17 A30 Software written by
Writer of computer programs ancillary to the text
17 A31 Book and lyrics by
Author of the textual content of a musical drama: see also A04 and A05
17 A32 Contributions by
Author of additional contributions to the text
17 A33 Appendix by
Author of appendix
17 A34 Index by
Compiler of index
17 A35 Drawings by
17 A36 Cover design or artwork by
Use also for the cover artist of a graphic novel or comic book if named separately
17 A37 Preliminary work by
Responsible for preliminary work on which the work is based
17 A38 Original author
Author of the first edition (usually of a standard work) who is not an author of the current edition
17 A39 Maps by
Maps drawn or otherwise contributed by
17 A40 Inked or colored by
Use for secondary creators when separate persons are named as having respectively drawn and inked/colored/finished artwork, eg for a graphic novel or comic book. Use with A12 for ‘drawn by’. Use A40 for ‘finished by’, but prefer more specific codes A46 to A48 instead of A40 unless the more specific secondary roles are inappropriate, unclear or unavailable
5 29
17 A41 Paper engineering by
Designer or paper engineer of die-cuts, press-outs or of pop-ups in a pop-up book, who may be different from the illustrator
7 38
17 A42 Continued by
Use where a standard work is being continued by somebody other than the original author
17 A43 Interviewer 7
17 A44 Interviewee 7
17 A45 Comic script by
Writer of dialogue, captions in a comic book (following an outline by the primary writer)
17 A46 Inker
Renders final comic book line art based on work of the illustrator or penciller. Preferred to code A40
17 A47 Colorist
Provides comic book color art and effects. Preferred to code A40
17 A48 Letterer
Creates comic book text balloons and other text elements (where this is a distinct role from script writer and/or illustrator)
17 A51 Research by
Person or organization responsible for performing research on which the work is based. For use in ONIX 3.0 only
17 A99 Other primary creator
Other type of primary creator not specified above
17 B01 Edited by
17 B02 Revised by
17 B03 Retold by
17 B04 Abridged by
17 B05 Adapted by
17 B06 Translated by
17 B07 As told by
17 B08 Translated with commentary by
This code applies where a translator has provided a commentary on issues relating to the translation. If the translator has also provided a commentary on the work itself, codes B06 and A21 should be used
17 B09 Series edited by
Name of a series editor when the product belongs to a series
17 B10 Edited and translated by
17 B11 Editor-in-chief
17 B12 Guest editor
17 B13 Volume editor
17 B14 Editorial board member
17 B15 Editorial coordination by
17 B16 Managing editor
17 B17 Founded by
Usually the founder editor of a serial publication: Begruendet von
17 B18 Prepared for publication by 2
17 B19 Associate editor 2
17 B20 Consultant editor
Use also for ‘advisory editor’, ‘series advisor’, ‘editorial consultant’ etc
2 6
17 B21 General editor 2
17 B22 Dramatized by 2
17 B23 General rapporteur
In Europe, an expert editor who takes responsibility for the legal content of a collaborative law volume
17 B24 Literary editor
An editor who is responsible for establishing the text used in an edition of a literary work, where this is recognised as a distinctive role (in Spain, ‘editor literario’)
17 B25 Arranged by (music) 7
17 B26 Technical editor
Responsible for the technical accuracy and language, may also be involved in coordinating and preparing technical material for publication
15 30
17 B27 Thesis advisor or supervisor 23
17 B28 Thesis examiner 23
17 B29 Scientific editor
Responsible overall for the scientific content of the publication
17 B30 Historical advisor
For use in ONIX 3.0 only
17 B31 Original editor
Editor of the first edition (usually of a standard work) who is not an editor of the current edition. For use in ONIX 3.0 only
17 B99 Other adaptation by
Other type of adaptation or editing not specified above
17 C01 Compiled by
For puzzles, directories, statistics, etc
17 C02 Selected by
For textual material (eg for an anthology)
17 C03 Non-text material selected by
Eg for a collection of photographs etc
17 C04 Curated by
Eg for an exhibition
17 C99 Other compilation by
Other type of compilation not specified above
17 D01 Producer
17 D02 Director
17 D03 Conductor
Conductor of a musical performance
17 D04 Choreographer
Of a dance performance. For use in ONIX 3.0 only
17 D99 Other direction by
Other type of direction not specified above
17 E01 Actor
Performer in a dramatized production (including a voice actor in an audio production)
17 E02 Dancer
17 E03 Narrator
Where the narrator is a character in a dramatized production (including a voice actor in an audio production). For the ‘narrator’ of a non-dramatized audiobook, see code E07
17 E04 Commentator
17 E05 Vocal soloist
Singer etc
17 E06 Instrumental soloist
17 E07 Read by
Reader of recorded text, as in an audiobook
17 E08 Performed by (orchestra, band, ensemble)
Name of a musical group in a performing role
17 E09 Speaker
Of a speech, lecture etc
17 E10 Presenter
Introduces and links other contributors and material, eg within a documentary
17 E99 Performed by
Other type of performer not specified above: use for a recorded performance which does not fit a category above, eg a performance by a stand-up comedian
17 F01 Filmed/photographed by
Cinematographer, etc
17 F02 Editor (film or video) 25
17 F99 Other recording by
Other type of recording not specified above
17 Z01 Assisted by
May be associated with any contributor role, and placement should therefore be controlled by contributor sequence numbering
17 Z02 Honored/dedicated to 32
17 Z03 Enacting jurisdiction
For publication of laws, regulations, rulings etc. For use in ONIX 3.0 only
17 Z04 Peer reviewed
Use with <UnnamedPersons> code 02 as a ‘flag’ to indicate the publication is anonymously peer-reviewed. For use in ONIX 3.0 only
17 Z98 (Various roles)
For use ONLY with ‘et al’ or ‘Various’ within <UnnamedPersons>, where the roles of the multiple contributors vary
17 Z99 Other
Other creative responsibility not falling within A to F above

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