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028 - Publisher Number (R)


MARC 21 Bibliographic - full
September 2012

First Indicator Second Indicator
Type of publisher number
0 - Issue number
1 - Matrix number
2 - Plate number
3 - Other music number
4 - Videorecording number
5 - Other publisher number

Note/added entry controller
0 - No note, no added entry
1 - Note, added entry
2 - Note, no added entry
3 - No note, added entry


Subfield Codes
  • $a - Publisher number (NR)
  • $b - Source (NR)
  • $q - Qualifying information (R)
  • $6 - Linkage (NR)
  • $8 - Field link and sequence number (R)

FIELD DEFINITION AND SCOPE

Formatted number used for sound recordings, videorecordings, printed music, and other music-related material. Publisher's numbers that are given in an unformatted form are recorded in field 500 (General Note). A print constant identifying the kind of publisher number may be generated based on the value in the first indicator position.

Numbers that are identified as stock numbers are recorded in field 037 (Source of Acquisition). In case of doubt as to whether a number is a publisher’s number, record the number in field 500 or 037. Repeatable for multiple numbers associated with an item.


GUIDELINES FOR APPLYING CONTENT DESIGNATORS

INDICATORS

First Indicator - Type of publisher number

0 - Issue number

Number used to identify the issue designation, or serial identification, assigned by a publisher to a specific sound recording, side of a sound recording, or performance on a sound recording or to a group of sound recordings issued as a set.

Appears on the record label or, in some cases for a group of sound recordings, on the packaging of these recordings.

028 01$aSTMA 8007$bTamla Motown
[An issue number]
1 - Matrix number

Master from which the specific recording was pressed.

Used as an identifying number when the item has no issue or label number.

028 11$a256A090$bDeutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
[A matrix number]
2 - Plate number

Assigned by a publisher to a specific music publication.

028 22$aB. & H. 8797$bBreitkopf & Hartel
028 20$aB. & H. 8798$bBreitkopf & Hartel
028 20$aB. & H. 8799$bBreitkopf & Hartel
028 20$aB. & H. 8800$bBreitkopf & Hartel
028 20$aB. & H. 8801$bBreitkopf & Hartel
500 ##$aPl. no. : B. & H. 8797-8801
[Plate numbers]
3 - Other music number

Other than an issue, matrix, or plate number.

4 - Videorecording number

028 42$aVM5108$bVidmark Entertainment
028 42$aMV600167$bMGM/UA
5 - Other publisher number

Other than any of the other defined values (i.e., it is not a publisher number for a sound recording, music, or a videorecording).

Second Indicator - Note/added entry controller

Whether a note and/or an added entry generated from the content of this field is required for display.

0 - No note, no added entry

Neither a note or an added entry needs to be generated.

028 00$aRF 202$bRBF
500 ##$aRBF: RF 202(x)A-RF 202(x)D. Imperfect: Side D scratched.
[An issue number for which no note or added entry is desired; note provides other information.]
028 40$aMV600167$bMGM/UA
[A videorecording number for which no note or added entry are desired.]
1 - Note, added entry

Both a note and an added entry need to be displayed.

2 - Note, no added entry

Note is displayed, but no added entry is required.

3 - No note, added entry

No note is displayed but an added entry is required.

SUBFIELD CODES

$a - Publisher number

028 00$aGV-201A$bGood Vibrations Records
028 11$aL27410X$bChaparral
028 40$aVA5386$bVestron Video

$b - Source

Source of the publisher number. Varies according to the type of publication and the type of publisher's number being recorded. For sound recordings and videorecordings, the label name is recorded in subfield $b. For printed music, the publisher's name is recorded in subfield $b.

028 00$aM4X-31427$bColumbia
028 10$aJ-18961M-A$bCountry Line

$q - Qualifying information

Contains qualifiers associated with the number such as part to which number pertains, where number found on item, etc.

028 02$a438 953-2$bPhilips Classics$q(set)
028 02$a438 954-2$bPhilips Classics$q(disc 1)
028 02$a438 955-2$bPhilips Classics$q(disc 2)
[2 CDs, with a number for the set and a number for each CD]
028 02$aK2 31158$bEMI Music Canada$q(on label)
028 02$a7234 8 31158$bEMI Music Canada$q(on container spine)
[CD with two different numbers, one on the label and the other on the container spine]
028 42$a440 073 032-9$bDeutsche Grammophon$q(set and guide)
028 42$a440 073 033-9$bDeutsche Grammophon$q(disc 1)
028 42$a440 073 034-9$bDeutsche Grammophon$q(disc 2)
[2 DVDs, with number for the set and a number for each DVD]

$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

Punctuation - Field 028 does not end with a mark of punctuation. All spacing and punctuation internal to the number are carried in field 028.

Display Constants

PL. no.:
Publisher's no.:

The legends Pl. no.: and Publisher's no.: are not carried in the MARC record. They may be system generated as display constants associated with the value in the first and second indicator positions.


CONTENT DESIGNATOR HISTORY

Indicator 2 - [CAN/MARC only]
0 - Print a note [REDEFINED, 1997]
1 - Do not print a note [REDEFINED, 1997]
$q - Qualifying information [NEW, 2012]

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