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240 - Uniform Title (NR)


MARC 21 Bibliographic - full
October 2014

First Indicator Second Indicator
Uniform title printed or displayed
0 - Not printed or displayed
1 - Printed or displayed

Nonfiling characters
0-9 - Number of nonfiling characters


Subfield Codes
  • $a - Uniform title (NR)
  • $d - Date of treaty signing (R)
  • $f - Date of a work (NR)
  • $g - Miscellaneous information (R)
  • $h - Medium (NR)
  • $k - Form subheading (R)
  • $l - Language of a work (NR)
  • $m - Medium of performance for music (R)
  • $n - Number of part/section of a work (R)
  • $o - Arranged statement for music (NR)
  • $p - Name of part/section of a work (R)
  • $r - Key for music (NR)
  • $s - Version (NR)
  • $0 - Authority record control number or standard number (R)
  • $6 - Linkage (NR)
  • $8 - Field link and sequence number (R)

FIELD DEFINITION AND SCOPE

Uniform title for an item when the bibliographic description is entered under a main entry field that contains a personal (field 100), corporate (110), or meeting (111) name.

Used when a work has appeared under varying titles, necessitating that a particular title be chosen to represent the work. Cataloging rules also prescribe the use of this field when additions or deletions to the title must be accommodated. In the latter case, the title may not actually vary from iteration to iteration. The title that appears on the work being cataloged is contained in field 245 (Title Statement). Field 240 is not used when field 130 (Main Entry-Uniform Title) is present.


GUIDELINES FOR APPLYING CONTENT DESIGNATORS

INDICATORS

First Indicator - Uniform title printed or displayed

Whether or not the uniform title is printed or displayed.

0 - Not printed or displayed
1 - Printed or displayed

Second Indicator - Nonfiling characters

Description of this indicator is similar to the description of the first indicator in the given in the X30 Uniform Title-General Information section.

SUBFIELD CODES

Descriptions of all subfield codes used in field 240 are given in the X30 Uniform Title-General Information section.


EXAMPLES

110 1#$aBritish Virgin Islands.
240 10$aLaws, etc. (1969-1970)
245 10$aOrdinances & statutory rules & orders of the Virgin Islands.
110 1#$aFrance.
240 10$aTreaties, etc.$gPoland,$d1948 Mar. 2.$kProtocols, etc.,$d1951 Mar. 6
100 1#$aBullett, Gerald William,$d1894-1958.
240 10$aPoems.$kSelections
245 10$aPoems /$cby Gerald Bullett.
110 2#$aInter-American Commission on Human Rights.
240 10$aInforme sobre la situación de los derechos humanos en Paraguay.$lEnglish
245 10$aReport on the situation of human rights in Paraguay.
100 0#$aHomer.
240 10$aIliad
110 2#$aCatholic Church.
240 10$aMissal (Dominican)
100 1#$aPorta, Giambattista della,$d1535?-1615.
240 10$aDuoi fratelli rivali.$lEnglish & Italian
245 14$aGli duoi fratelli rivali =$bThe two rival brothers /$cGiambattista della Porta ; edited and translated by Louise George Clubb.
100 0#$aCassiodorus,$cSenator,$dca. 487-ca. 580.
240 10$aInstitutiones.$nLiber 2.$nCapitulum 5.$lEnglish
245 10$aInstitutiones.$nBook II.$nChapter V /$cCassiodorus. Etymologies. Books III. Chapters 15-23 / Isidore of Seville ; translated by Helen Dill Goode and Gertrude C. Drake.
100 1#$aBeethoven, Ludwig van,$d1770-1827.
240 10$aFidelio$n(1814).$sLibretto.$lEnglish & German
245 10$aFidelio /$cLudwig van Beethoven.
110 2#$aAustralian National Parks and Wildlife Service.
240 10$aAnnual report (1977)
245 10$aAnnual report /$cAustralian National Parks and Wildlife Service.
100 1#$aFaulkes, William$4aut$0(DE-101c)311140009
240 10$aWerke, Org$0(DE-101c)300847858
245 00$aAcht festliche Orgelstücke$hMusikdruck$cWilliam Faulkes. Hrsg. von Tobias Zuleger
700 1#$aZuleger, Tobias$eHrsg.$4edt$0(DE-101c)31113999X
240 10$aIntermezzo (Sketches)
240 10$aVariations,$mpiano, 4 hands,$nK. 501,$rG major
240 10$aFlute music, flutes (2).$kSelections
240 10$aLieder, unacc.
240 14$aThe Pickwick papers.$lFrench

INPUT CONVENTIONS

Punctuation - Field 240 does not end with a mark of punctuation unless the last word in the field is an abbreviation, initial/letter, or data that ends with a mark of punctuation. See also subfield descriptions in the X30 Uniform Title-General Information section for punctuation information.

Display Constant

[ ... ] [brackets]

Brackets that customarily enclose a uniform title are not carried in the MARC record. They may be system generated as a display constant associated with the field tag.


CONTENT DESIGNATOR HISTORY

Indicator 1 - Uniform title printed or displayed
2 - Not printed on card, title added entry (MU) [OBSOLETE, 1993]
3 - Printed on card, title added entry (MU) [OBSOLETE, 1993]

In 1993, the first indicator was redefined from indicating whether the uniform title is printed on a card (and, for music, whether an added entry is to be made) to indicate for all forms of material whether the uniform title is to be printed or displayed. Consequently, first indicator values 0 and 1 were redefined and values 2 and 3 made obsolete.

$d - Date of treaty signing [NEW, 1980]

Date of signing of a treaty was not separately subfield coded prior to the definition of subfield $d in 1980.

$g - Miscellaneous information [CHANGED, 2014]

In 2014, subfield $g was made repeatable.

$n - Number of part/section of a work [REDEFINED, 1979]
$p - Name of part/section of a work [REDEFINED, 1979]

Prior to 1979, subfield $n carried only serial, opus, or thematic catalog numbers that occur with music items, and both the number and name of a part were included in one subfield $p. Subfield $p (Part) was redefined to include only the name of a named part/section and subfield $n was expanded to include the number of any numbered part/section in 1979.

$0 - Authority record control number [NEW, 2007]
$0 - Authority record control number [REDEFINED, 2010]

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