|First Indicator||Second Indicator|
|Note/added entry controller
0 - Note, no added entry
1 - Note, added entry
2 - No note, no added entry
3 - No note, added entry
|Type of title
# - No type specified
0 - Portion of title
1 - Parallel title
2 - Distinctive title
3 - Other title
4 - Cover title
5 - Added title page title
6 - Caption title
7 - Running title
8 - Spine title
Varying forms of the title appearing on different parts of an item or a portion of the title proper, or an alternative form of the title when the form differs substantially from the title statement in field 245 and if they contribute to the further identification of the item.
For items including several works but lacking a collective title, field 246 is used only for titles related to the title selected as the title proper, usually the first work named in the chief source of information. Titles related to other works are recorded in field 740 (Added Entry-Uncontrolled Related/Analytical Title) or one of the other 7XX (Added Entry) fields.
When displayed/printed as a note, varying forms of titles are usually preceded by an introductory term or phrase that is generated as a display constant based on the second indicator value.
First Indicator - Note/added entry controller
Whether a note and/or an added entry is generated from the field.
Note but no title added entry is generated from the field.
|246||0#$iAdded title page title on some issues:$aAnnual report|
Both a note and a title added entry are generated from the field.
|246||13$aCalifornia State Assembly file analysis|
No note and no title added entry is generated from the field.
|246||2#$aAmerican Library Association bulletin|
No note but a title added entry is generated from the field.
|245||00$aJournal for general philosophy of science =$bZeitschrift für allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie|
|246||31$aZeitschrift für allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie|
Second Indicator - Type of title
Type of title recorded in field 246. Used to generate a display constant that generally precedes titles when notes are generated from this field, i.e., when the first indicator is set to value 0 or 1.
No information is provided in the indicator as to the type of title. Information may be provided in subfield $i (Display text) when a special display is needed, or the value is used for titles not handled by the other values.
|245||00$a4 corners power review.|
|246||1#$aFour corners power review|
|246||1#$iPanel title:$aWelcome to big Wyoming|
|245||10$aComputerized engineering index.|
|246||1#$iAlso known as:$aCOMPENDEX|
|245||10$aDevelopment of laser velocimeter system for flame studies.|
|246||1#$iAugmented title:$aDevelopment of electro-optical laser velocimeter system for flame studies|
|245||00$aAfrican semminar [sic] series.|
|246||3#$aAfrican seminar series|
Added entry may be generated by first indicator value 1. No note is generated. Title given in field 246 is a portion of a title for which access or an added entry is desired, but which does not require that a note be generated from this field. Examples for which value 0 is used are the following. Portions of the title in field 245 such as part or section titles (subfield $p); alternative titles (subfield $a); and portions of the title proper/short title for which access is desirable (subfield$a). The portion of the title is transcribed as it appears.
|245||00$aFresenius' Zeitschrift für analytische Chemie.|
|246||30$aZeitschrift für analytische Chemie|
|245||00$aAmerican Council on Education studies.$nSeries III,$pFinancial advisory services|
|246||30$aFinancial advisory services|
|245||04$aThe Berkley book of modern writing.|
[Title given prominence by typography.]
Other title information when field 245 subfield $b consists of an initialism or full form of title rejected as title proper.
|245||00$aLibrary resources market place :$bLRMP.|
Parallel title that is contained in subfield $b of field 245. No note is generated. Parallel title is a title in another language for which access or an added entry is desired. When one or more parallel titles have been recorded in field 245, each parallel title is also recorded in a separate field 246.
|245||00$aJapan report =$bNihon.|
|245||00$aModern problems of pharmacopsychiatry =$bModerne Probleme der Pharmakopsychiatrie = Problèmes actuels de pharmacopsychiatrie.|
|246||31$aModerne Probleme der Pharmakopsychiatrie|
|246||31$aProblèmes actuels de pharmacopsychiatrie|
Note: When recording parallel titles, subfields $n and $p are used when appropriate even though the parallel title in field 245 is not separately subfield coded.
|246||31$aArchives for meteorology, geophysics, and bioclimatology.$nSerie A,$pMeteorology and geophysics|
Special title that appears in addition to the regular title on individual issues of an item and by which the issue may be known. Distinctive title: may be generated with the note for display. Distinctive titles are most commonly found on such items as annual reports, yearbooks, or conference proceedings when an issue is dedicated to a particular topic or theme. Distinctive titles should not be confused with individual titles (e.g., analytics) within a series. The distinctive titles are recorded in field 246 if the individual volume is likely to be known by the special title. Subfield $f is always used with a distinctive title.
|245||00$aAnnual report /$cEconomic Development Administration.|
|245||00$aCommodity year book.|
|246||12$aCommodities in industry$f1940|
Note: If many or all of the issues have distinctive titles, a field 500 (General Note) may be used instead of a 246 field for each title.
|500||##$aSome issues have also distinctive title.|
Another title that appears on the piece that is not more appropriately indicated by one of the other values. Other title: may be generated with the note for display. Used when subfield $i is not being used to give specific text. Other titles include masthead title, half-titles, binder's titles, colophon titles, parallel titles not recorded in field 245, cover titles found in an inverted format at the back of the publication, spelled out titles, etc. The display constant
|245||00$aAssembly file analysis$h[microform].|
|246||13$aCalifornia State Assembly file analysis|
|246||13$aCalifornia Legislature State Assembly analysis|
|245||10$aVier letzte Lieder$h[sound recording] ;$bDie heiligen drei Könige aus Morgenland; Capriccio ; Mondscheinmusik ; Monolog der Gräfin /$cRichard Strauss.|
|246||3#$a4 letzte Lieder|
|740||02$aHeiligen drei Könige aus Morgenland|
|740||02$aMonolog der Gräfin
[Field 740 used for titles of works other than the first]
Cover title that is printed on the original cover of a publication or lettered or stamped on the publisher's binding. Used only when the cover is not the chief source of the bibliographic description. Cover title: may be generated with the note for display. Do not confuse with the Title from cover note which is used when the cover substitutes as the chief source of information.
|245||00$aMonthly checklist of state publications /$cthe Library of Congress, Processing Department, Exchange and Gift Division.|
|246||14$aState publications monthly checklist$fJuly 1976-|
|245||00$aReport and financial accounts for the fifteen months ended 31st March ... /$cQantas Empire Airways Limited.|
|246||14$aQantas annual report|
Added title page title, usually a title in another language found on a title page preceding or following the title page used as the chief source, or on an inverted title page at the end of the publication. Added title page title: may be generated with the note for display.
Caption title, printed at the head of the first page of text. Caption title: may be generated with the note for display.
|245||10$aNewspaper geog. list$h[microform] /$cCarleton University.|
|246||16$aNewspaper index$fJan. 1982-|
Running title, printed on the top or bottom margin of each page of a publication. Running title: may be generated with the note for display.
|245||00$aBangladesh Education Extension Centre bulletin.|
Publisher's title found on the spine of a publication. Spine title: may be generated with the note for display. Title must be a publisher's title and not a library binder's title.
|245||10$aChartbook of federal programs on aging /$cIrma Schechter.|
|246||18$aChartbook on aging|
Detailed descriptions of subfields $a, $b, $h, $n, and $p including examples and most input conventions are given in the 245 Title Statement section. Other subfields are described below.
$f - Date or sequential designation
Dates or volume and issue numbers that relate the variant title to the record when a note is generated from the field.
Subfield $f is not used when the second indicator position contains value 0 or 1.
|246||14$aState publications monthly checklist$fJuly 1976-|
$g - Miscellaneous information
Miscellaneous information that is not more appropriately recorded in another subfield. Used for information such as the phrase varies slightly, enclosed in parentheses.
|246||04$a<variant title>$g(varies slightly)|
$i - Display text
Text to be displayed when none of the display constants associated with second indicator values 2-8 is adequate. When this subfield is present, the second indicator contains value # (No information provided). Subfield $i precedes subfield $a at the beginning of the field.
|245||00$aBulletin of atomic scientists.|
|246||1#$iAt head of title:$aScience and public affairs$fJan. 1970-Apr. 1974|
|246||1#$iTitle on container:$aNew Brunswick royal gazette|
|246||1#$iAlternate issues published with title:$aChicago daily telegraph|
$5 - Institution to which field applies
|245||00$a<title of the original issue>|
|500||##$aReissued as: <title of reissue>; LC has reissue copies.$5DLC|
|246||3#$a<title of reissue>;$5DLC
[In this example, field 500 contains the variant title note as the information cannot easily be handled using subfields $i and $a in field 246.]
$6 - Linkage
$8 - Field link and sequence number
Punctuation - Field 246 does not end with a mark of final punctuation unless the last word in the field is an abbreviation, initial/letter, or data that ends with a mark of punctuation. No punctuation precedes subfield $f unless the item preceding subfield $f is an abbreviation, initial/letter, or data that ends with a mark of punctuation.
|246||14$aWeather bureau technical paper$fno. 3-|
See also subfield descriptions in the 245 Title Statement section for punctuation information.
Initial Articles - Initial articles (e.g., The, La) are generally not recorded in field 246 unless the intent is to file on the article.
|246||10$aLos Angeles Police Department crime report|
Incomplete Dates/Volume Designations - When only the ending date/volume designation is recorded, space is left between the subfield code and the dash. The amount of space may be determined by the cataloging agency but is generally one to three blanks.
|246||05$aListe de publication$f-Oct. 1977|
Incomplete dates/volume designations may include only part of the beginning data and/or ending data. In this case space is left between the two.
[Spaces left to represent the missing digits of the beginning year.]
Multiple Fields - Order of input of multiple 246 fields is customarily determined in part by the value in the second indicator position. Multiple Varying Form of Title fields are recorded in the following order:
|245||00$aEducational & industrial television.|
|246||3#$aEducational and industrial television|
|246||13$aE-ITV$fJan. 1981-May 1983|
|246||17$aE&ITV$fJan. 1980-Apr. 1981|
Display Constants - Introductory terms and phrases such as cover title, etc. that are used with notes generated from this field are not carried in the MARC record. They may be generated as a display constant associated with the second indicator value.
|Second indicator||Display constant|
|#||[no display constant]|
|0||[no note generated]|
|1||[no note generated]|
|5||Added title page title:|
Prior to the redefinition in 1979 of subfields $n and $p for numbered and named parts/sections/series of a work in other fields, these data were contained in subfields $d and $e in field 246.
In 2014, subfield $g was made repeatable.
Prior to the definition of $g (Miscellaneous information) in 1979, subfield $h was defined for miscellaneous information.