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5XX - Note Fields - General Information


MARC 21 Bibliographic
November 2018

"Full" documentation refers to the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data that contains detailed descriptions of every data element, along with examples, input conventions and history sections.

"Concise" documentation refers to the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data that contains abridged descriptions of every data element, along with examples.


FIELD DEFINITION AND SCOPE

Fields 500-59X contain bibliographic notes. Each note is entered as a separate 5XX field. General notes are recorded in field 500 (General Note). Specialized notes are contained in fields 501-586. Prefer a specific note field if there is one when inputting specialized note information in the 5XX notes area. Otherwise, use a 500 General Note.

Information that appears in the notes area on printed output or machine displays is not always recorded in a specially defined 5XX note field. Data is sometimes carried in a structured or coded form in another field (e.g., field 086 (Government Document Classification Number) or field 310 (Current Publication Frequency)). Some of the fields that contain information that is grouped with 5XX note fields in displays and on printed products are listed below.


CONTENT DESIGNATOR HISTORY

Field 503 - Bibliographic History Note (BK, CF, MU) [OBSOLETE, 1993]
Both indicators were undefined. The subfield codes were: $a Bibliographic history note, $6 Linkage. Bibliographic history information may be contained in field 500 (General Note).
Field 512 - Earlier or Later Volumes Separately Cataloged Note (SE) [OBSOLETE, 1990]
Both indicator positions were undefined. The subfield codes were: $a (Earlier or later volumes separately cataloged note), $6 (Linkage). Earlier or later volumes separately cataloged information may be contained in field 500 (General Note).
Field 517 - Categories of Films Note (Archival) (VM) [OBSOLETE, 1985]
The first indicator was defined as Specifies whether fiction or nonfiction (0 = Nonfiction, 1 = Fiction). The second indicator position was undefined. The subfield codes were: $a (Different formats), $b (Content descriptors), $c (Additional animation techniques). Genre information may be contained in field 655 (Index Term−Genre/Form).
Field 523 - Time Period of Content Note (CF) [OBSOLETE, 1993]
Both indicator positions were undefined. The subfield codes were: $a (Time period of content note), $b (Dates of data collection note), $6 (Linkage). Data previously recorded in this field is now recorded in field 500 (General Note), field 513 (Type of Report and Period Covered Note), subfield $b (Period covered), or field 518 (Date/Time and Place of an Event Note).
Field 527 - Censorship Note (VM) [OBSOLETE, 1990]
Both indicator positions were undefined. The subfield codes were: $a (Censorship note), $6 (Linkage). Censorship information may be contained in field 500 (General Note).
Field 532 - Accessibility Note [NEW, 2018]
Field 537 - Source of Data Note (CF) [OBSOLETE, 1993]
The first indicator was defined as Display constant controller ( = Publications, 8 = No display constant generated). The second indicator was undefined. The subfield codes were: $a (Source of data note), $6 (Linkage). Source of data information may be contained in field 500 (General Note) or included in field 567 (Methodology Note).
Field 542 - Information Relating to Copyright Status [NEW, 2008]
Field 543 - Solicitation Information Note [OBSOLETE, 1983] [USMARC only, AM]
The indicators were undefined. The subfield code was: $a (Solicitation information note). Solicitation information may be contained in field 583 (Action Note).
Field 563 - Binding Information [NEW, 2002]
Field 570 - Editor Note (SE) [OBSOLETE, 1990]
Both indicator positions were undefined. The subfield codes were: $a (Editor note), $z (Source of note information), $6 (Linkage). Editor information may be contained in field 500 (General Note).
Field 582 - Related Computer Files Note (CF) [OBSOLETE, 1993]
The first indicator was defined as Display constant controller ( = Related files, 8 = No display constant generated). The second indicator was undefined. The subfield codes were: $a (Related computer files note), $6 (Linkage). Related computer files information may be contained in fields 580 (Linking Entry Complexity Note) and 787 (Nonspecific Relationship Entry).
Field 588 - Source of Description Note [NEW, 2009]

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