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351 - Organization and Arrangement of Materials (R)

MARC 21 Bibliographic - Full
February 1999

First Indicator
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Second Indicator
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Subfield Codes
$a - Organization (R)
$b - Arrangement (R)
$c - Hierarchical level (NR)
$3 - Materials specified (NR)
$6 - Linkage (NR)
$8 - Field link and sequence number (R)


Information about the organization and arrangement of a collection of items.

For instance, for computer files, organization and arrangement information may be the file structure and sort sequence of a file; for visual materials, this information may be how a collection is arranged.




$a - Organization
Manner in which the described materials are subdivided into smaller units, such as how record groups are divided into series and series into subseries. For computer files, contains information about the file structure or the name of the computer software or system.
Individual unit titles may be entered in this subfield. When the organization is dependent on the software of a particular data base management system, the name of the software or the system is given.
351 ##$aOrganized into subdivisions: Lot 2962-1 Indoor Classes, Activities and Displays--Lot 2962-2 Outdoor Classes--Lot 2962-3 Buildings.
351 ##$aFixed-length, nonhierarchical;$bMonth by carrier code and flight number.
351 ##$aHierarchical;$bGeographic area or cruise number.
351 ##$3Diaries and notebooks$aOrganized into four series: I. Youth, 1846-1852. II. Early Career,1853-1865. III. Political Life, 1866-1895. IV. Retirement, 1896-1903;$bChronological arrangement.
351 ##$aSPSS system file.
351 ##$aSystem 2000.
[Data base management systems under which computer files are organized.]
$b - Arrangement
Pattern of arrangement of materials within a unit (e.g., alphabetical, chronological, by country, by office of origin, etc.).
For computer files, subfield ‡b contains information about the sort sequence.
351 ##$aRectangular;$bEnumeration district and block group tract within county within state.
351 ##$bAlphabetical by surname.
$c - Hierarchical level
Hierarchical position of the described materials relative to other records from the same source.
351 ##$cSeries;$bAlphabetical by sitter.
351 ##$cSeries;$aOrganized into five subseries;$bArranged by form of material.
$3 - Materials specified
Part of the described materials to which the field applies.
351 ##$3Thirty-one units of original materials$bNumbered series, kept in the order in which they arrived.
351 ##$3Groups of original and recently copied materials$bAlphabetical by subject in three lettered units.
351 ##$3Records$aOrganized into four subgroups;$bArranged by office of origin.
351 ##$3Permits for fishery operations, 1914-24$cSubseries;$bAlphabetical by state then by year of renewal and within year by permit number.
$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.


Punctuation - Field 351 ends with a period.

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