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260 - Complex See Reference-Subject (R)


MARC 21 Authority - full
December 2017

First Indicator Second Indicator
Undefined
# - Undefined

Undefined
# - Undefined


Subfield Codes
  • $a - Heading referred to (R)
  • $i - Explanatory text (R)
  • $0 - Authority record control number or standard number (R)
  • $1 - Real World Object URI (R)
  • $6 - Linkage (NR)
  • $8 - Field link and sequence number (R)

FIELD DEFINITION AND SCOPE

Explanatory text and headings referred to that are required when relationships exist between unestablished and established subjects that cannot be adequately conveyed by one or more simple cross references generated from 4XX See From Tracing fields in the established heading record. A phrase such as search under: may be generated for display.

Appropriate only in a traced or an untraced reference record or a reference and subdivision record for subjects.

1XX field in the record contains the unestablished subject heading referred from. Field 260 contains the explanatory text for the see reference and the established headings referred to. The unestablished heading contained in field 1XX of the reference record may either be traced in a 4XX field or noted in a 681 field (Subject Example Tracing Note) in the record for each heading referred to in the 260 field.

Cross reference display may be constructed from the 1XX and 260 fields of the reference record. Reference instructions may be a combination of a tag-related phrase and text in subfield $i. Examples of complex cross reference displays are provided in the Tracings and References—General Information section.


GUIDELINES FOR APPLYING CONTENT DESIGNATORS

INDICATORS

SUBFIELD CODES

$a - Heading referred to

Established heading to which the unestablished form in field 1XX of the record refers. The headings referred to may be complete established subject headings or authorized subject subdivision headings. The heading may include generalized usage descriptors in brackets. No subelements of the headings referred to are separately subfield coded. Adjacent headings referred to may be contained in a single subfield $a.

260 ##$isubdivision$aAmateurs' manuals$iunder subjects, e.g.$aRadio--Amateurs' manuals

$i - Explanatory text

Explanatory text of the see reference. The text may be broken up by subfield $a data and may be only a connector term, such as e.g., or and.

008/09 c
[traced reference record]
150 ##$aCatalogue . . .
260 ##$isubject headings beginning with the word$aCatalog
[No records for headings beginning with the word catalog contain a 681 field.]
008/09 b
[untraced reference record]
150 ##$aChicano language
260 ##$isubdivisions$aDialects$iand$aProvincialisms$iunder$aSpanish language$idivided by United States or specific locality in the United States, e.g.$aSpanish language-Dialects-United States;Spanish language-Provincialisms-Southwestern States
008/09 a
[established heading record]
150 ##$aSpanish language$xDialects$zUnited States
681 ##$iExample under reference from$aChicano language
008/09 a
[established heading record]
150 ##$aSpanish language$xProvincialisms$zSouthwestern States
681 ##$iExample under reference from$aChicano language

$0 - Authority record control number or standard number

See description of this subfield in Appendix A: Control Subfields.

150 ##$aProjektrechnung
260 ##$aProjekt$0(DE-101b)4115645-6
260 ##$aKostenrechnung$0(DE-101b)4032592-1

$1 - Real World Object URI

See description of this subfield in Appendix A: Control Subfields.

$6 - Linkage

See description of this subfield in Appendix A: Control Subfields.

$8 - Field link and sequence number

See description of this subfield in Appendix A: Control Subfields.


INPUT CONVENTIONS

Reference Record Variable Fields - Reference records must contain a Leader, a Directory, and the following variable fields: 001 (Control Number), 003 (Control Number Identifier), 005 (Date and Time of Latest Transaction), 008 (Field-Length Data Elements), 040 (Cataloging Source), and 1XX (Heading).

Display Constants - Reference instruction phrase such as see: or search under: is not carried in the MARC record. Such a phrase may be system generated as a display constant associated with the field tag. Examples of cross reference displays are provided in the Tracings and References—General Information section.


CONTENT DESIGNATOR HISTORY

$0 - Authority record control number [NEW, 2007]
$0 - Authority record control number [REDEFINED, 2010]
$1 - Real World Object URI [NEW, 2017]

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