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386 - Creator/Contributor Characteristics (R)


MARC 21 Bibliographic - full
April 2013

First Indicator Second Indicator
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Undefined
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Subfield Codes
  • $a - Creator/contributor term (R)
  • $b - Creator/contributor code (R)
  • $m - Demographic group term (NR)
  • $n - Demographic group code (NR)
  • $0 - Authority record control number or standard number (R)
  • $2 - Source (NR)
  • $3 - Materials specified (NR)
  • $6 - Linkage (NR)
  • $8 - Field link and sequence number (R)

FIELD DEFINITION AND SCOPE

A group category to which the creator(s) of a work or compilation of works, or the contributor(s) to an expression or compilation of expressions, belongs.

If a demographic group is not specified then multiple creator/contributor group categories from the same source vocabulary or code list may be recorded in the same field in separate occurrences of subfield $a and subfield $b. If a demographic group is specified then the categories in the field must all come from the same group. Terms from different source vocabularies are recorded in separate occurrences of the field.


GUIDELINES FOR APPLYING CONTENT DESIGNATORS

INDICATORS

SUBFIELD CODES

$a - Creator/contributor term

Creator/contributor group category of the work being described. Repeatable if a creator/contributor falls into multiple demographic groups.

245 00$aShort story masterpieces by American women writers.
386 ##$aAmericans$aWomen$2lcsh
386 ##$aNorth Americans$aWomen$2ericd
100 1#$aMozart, Wolfgang Amadeus,$d1756-1791.
240 10$aSonatas,$mviolin, piano,$nK.8,$rB♭major
386 ##$aChild composers$2lcsh
[Work composed by Mozart in 1763 at the age of 7]

$b - Creator/contributor code

Code representing creator/contributor group category of the work being described.

$m - Demographic group term

A code designating the demographic group (e.g., an age group; a religious group) to which the terms and codes in $a or $b belong.

245 00$aShort story masterpieces by American women writers.
386 ##$mNationality/regional group$aAmericans$2lcsh
386 ##$mGender group$aWomen$2lcsh
386 ##$mNationality/regional group$aNorth Americans$2ericd
386 ##$mGender group$aFemales$2ericd
245 00$aBuddhists talk about Jesus, Christians talk about Buddha.
386 ##$mReligious group$aChristians$aBuddhists$2lcsh

$n - Demographic group code

MARC code that specifies the demographic group category (e.g., an age group; a religious group) into which a particular term ($a) or code ($b) for creator/contributor group category falls.

245 00$aDiamonds are forever :$bartists and writers on baseball.
386 ##$nocc$aArtists$aAuthors$2ericd

$0 - Authority record control number or standard number

See description of this subfield in Appendix A: Control Subfields.

$2 - Source

MARC code that identifies the source of the term or code used to record the creator/contributor information.

Code from: Subject Heading and Term Source Codes.

245 00$aSwallowing clouds :$ban anthology of Chinese-Canadian poetry.
386 ##$aChinese Canadians$2cash

$3 - Materials specified

Part of the described materials to which the field applies.

$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.


CONTENT DESIGNATOR HISTORY

Field 386 - Creator/Contributor Group Characteristics [NEW, 2013]

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