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257 - Country of Producing Entity (R)


MARC 21 Bibliographic - Full
October 2009

First Indicator
Undefined
# - Undefined

Second Indicator
Undefined
# - Undefined


Subfield Codes
$a - Country of producing entity (R)
$2 - Source (NR)
$6 - Linkage (NR)
$8 - Field link and sequence number (R)

FIELD DEFINITION AND SCOPE

Name or abbreviation of the name of the country(s) where the principal offices of the producing entity(s) of a resource are located.

Entity(s) in this instance is the production company(s) or individual that is named in the statement of responsibility (subfield $c) of field 245 (Title Statement).


GUIDELINES FOR APPLYING CONTENT DESIGNATORS

INDICATORS

SUBFIELD CODES

$a - Country of producing entity
Name or abbreviation of the name of the country(s) where the principal offices of the producing entity(s) of a resource are located.
May contain the abbreviation [S.l.] when the country is unknown.
257 ##$aU.S.
257 ##$a[S.l.].
257 ##$aItaly ; France.
500 ##$aAvers Film has separate offices in Italy and France.
257 ##$aFrance$aGermany$aItaly$2naf
257 ##$aUnited States$2naf
257 ##$aItaly$2naf
$2 - Source
MARC code that identifies the source of the term in subfield $a.
Code from: Subject Heading and Term Source Codes.
$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 257 ends with a mark of punctuation unless the last word in the field is an abbreviation, initial/letter, or other data that ends with a mark of punctuation. No punctuation is recorded between subfields.

CONTENT DESIGNATOR HISTORY

Field 257 - Country of Producing Entity [RENAMED, 2009]
Prior to 2010 was named "Country of Producing Entity for Archival Films" and was (NR)
$a - Country of producing entity [RENAMED, 2009]
Prior to 2010 was named "Country of Producing Entity for Archival Films" and was (NR)
$2 - Source (NR) [NEW, 2009]

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