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385 - Audience Characteristics (R)


MARC 21 Authority - full
April 2013

First Indicator Second Indicator
Undefined
# - Undefined

Undefined
# - Undefined


Subfield Codes
  • $a - Audience term (R)
  • $b - Audience code (R)
  • $m - Demographic group term (NR)
  • $n - Demographic group code (NR)
  • $0 - Authority record control number or standard number (R)
  • $2 - Source (NR)
  • $3 - Materials specified (NR)
  • $6 - Linkage (NR)
  • $8 - Field link and sequence number (R)

FIELD DEFINITION AND SCOPE

A category of persons for which a resource is intended or a category of persons representing the intellectual level for which the content of a resource is considered appropriate.

If a demographic group is not specified then multiple audience characteristics from the same source vocabulary or code list may be recorded in the same field in separate occurrences of subfield $a and subfield $b. If a demographic group is specified then the characteristics in the field must all come from the same group. Terms from different source vocabularies are recorded in separate occurrences of the field.


GUIDELINES FOR APPLYING CONTENT DESIGNATORS

INDICATORS

SUBFIELD CODES

$a - Audience term

Intended audience of the work being described. Repeatable if an audience falls into multiple demographic groups.

130 #0$aMy first book of limericks
385 ##$aChildren$2lcsh

$b - Audience code

Code representing intended audience of the work being described.

$m - Demographic group term

A designator for a demographic group (e.g., an age group; a religious group) to which the terms and codes in $a or $b belong.

130 #0$aHow beautiful the ordinary
385 ##$mAge group$aYoung adults$2lcsh
100 1#$aShanahan, William F.$tEssential math, science, and computer terms for college freshmen
385 ##$mEducational level group$aCollege Freshmen$2ericd
100 1#$aBruzzone, Catherine.$tInglés para niños
385 ##$mAge group$aChildren$2ericd
385 ##$mLanguage group$aSpanish Speaking$2ericd

$n - Demographic group code

A code designating the demographic group (e.g., an age group; a religious group) to which the terms and codes in $a or $b belong.

100 1#$aAlcorta, Joe H.$q(Joe Hermenegildo)$d1939-$tEssential Spanish for policemen, lawyers, and judges
385 ##$nocc$aPolice$aLawyers$aJudges$2lcsh

$0 - Authority record control number or standard number

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

130 #0$aJanet Suzman on acting in Shakespearean comedy
385 ##$aActors$2lcsh$0(DLC)sh 85000744

$2 - Source

MARC code that identifies the source of the term or code used to record the intended audience information.

Code from: Subject Heading and Term Source Codes or Target Audience Code and Term Source Codes.

$3 - Materials specified

Part of the described materials to which the field applies.

$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.


CONTENT DESIGNATOR HISTORY

Field 385 - Audience Characteristics [NEW, 2013]

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