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680 - Public General Note (R)

MARC 21 Authority - Full
October 2003

First Indicator
# - Undefined

Second Indicator
# - Undefined

Subfield Codes
$a - Heading or subdivision term (R)
$i - Explanatory text (R)
$5 - Institution to which field applies (R)
$6 - Linkage (NR)
$8 - Field link and sequence number (R)


Note that provides general information about a 1XX heading for which a specialized note field has not been defined. The note is written in a form adequate for public display.

Each distinct item of information is contained in a separate 680 field. A general note not for public display is contained in field 667 (Nonpublic General Note).




$a - Heading or subdivision term
Heading that is used to amplify the text of the note contained in subfield $i (Explanatory text). Adjacent headings may be contained in a single subfield $a.
150 ##$aFiredamp
680 ##$iHere are entered works on methane as a combustible gas formed in coal mines. Works on methane present in a stratum of coal are entered under$aCoalbed methane.
150 ##$aInternational economic relations
680 ##$iHere are entered works on economic relations among nations. Works on the foreign economic relations of countries, cities, etc., are entered under headings of the type.$a[place]-Foreign economic relations,$ifurther subdivided by place if appropriate. If so subdivided, a second heading is assigned with the place names in reverse positions, e.g.$a1. United States-Foreign economic relations-France. 2. France-Foreign economic relations-United States.
$i - Explanatory text
Text of the public general note. Subfield $i is repeated when subfield $a elements are embedded in the text.
150 ##$aRuthenians
680 ##$iHere are entered works on Ukrainians and Carpatho-Rusyns residents in the territory comprising the former Austro-Hungarian Empire. Works on their descendants after 1918 are entered under$aUkrainians$ior$aCarpatho-Rusyns.
150 ##$aAmbulatory Surgery
680 ##$iSurgery performed on an outpatient basis. May be hospital-based or performed in an office or surgicenter.
680 ##$ioutpatient surg performed in MD's office, surgicenter or hosp; only/econ/methods/psychol/stand/trends/util (if by MeSH definition)
180 ##$xAbbreviations
680 ##$iUse under topical headings for works containing lists of abbreviations pertaining to the topic.
$5 - Institution to which field applies
See description of this subfield in Appendix A: Control Subfields.
150 ##$aBaroque
680 ##$iWhen Baroque is combined with style, it appears in the form$aBaroque style.$iMay be combined with terms in the Objects facet, e.g., sculpture.
680 ##$iMay be combined with geographic name in the form$aBaroque sculpture-Germany.$5CaQMCCA
$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.


$a - Subject heading or subdivision term [REDEFINED, 1991] [USMARC only]

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