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534 - Original Version Note (R)

MARC 21 Bibliographic - Full
October 2009

First Indicator
# - Undefined

Second Indicator
# - Undefined

Subfield Codes
$a - Main entry of original (NR)
$b - Edition statement of original (NR)
$c - Publication, distribution, etc. of original (NR)
$e - Physical description, etc. of original (NR)
$f - Series statement of original (R)
$k - Key title of original (R)
$l - Location of original (NR)
$m - Material specific details (NR)
$n - Note about original (R)
$o - Other resource identifier (R)
$p - Introductory phrase (NR)
$t - Title statement of original (NR)
$x - International Standard Serial Number (R)
$z - International Standard Book Number (R)
$3 - Materials specified (NR)
$6 - Linkage (NR)
$8 - Field link and sequence number (R)


Descriptive data for an original item when the main portion of the bibliographic record describes a reproduction of that item and the data differ. Details relevant to the original are given in field 534.

The resource being cataloged may either be a reproduction (e.g., scanned image, or PDF), or an edition that is similar enough that it could serve as a surrogate for the original (e.g., HTML).


Elements within subfields of field 534 may be separated by ISBD punctuation (e.g., series statement is enclosed in parentheses), but such punctuation is not necessarily needed at subfield boundaries.



$a - Main entry of original
534 ##$pOriginally issued:$aFrederick, John.$tLuck.$nPublished in: Argosy, 1919.
$b - Edition statement of original
534 ##$pOriginally published:$cNew York : Harper & Row, 1972,$b1st ed.
$c - Publication, distribution, etc. of original
534 ##$pOriginally published:$cEnglewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice Hall, 1974.
534 ##$pOriginal version:$cMorrisville, Pa.? : T.M. Fowler, 1886 (s.l. : A.E. Downs, lith.).
$e - Physical description, etc. of original
534 ##$pReproduction of:$tFemme nue en plein air,$c1876.$e1 art original : oil, col. ; 79 x 64 cm.$lIn Louvre Museum, Paris.
$f - Series statement of original
534 ##$pReprint. Originally published:$cOxford ; New York : Pergamon Press, 1963.$f(International series of monographs on electromagnetic waves ; v. 4).
$k - Key title of original
534 ##$pOriginally published in serial form beginning 1981:$kAmerican journal of theology & philosophy,$x0194-3448.
$l - Location of original
534 ##$pOriginal:$nWatercolor in the$lPicture Division, Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa,$emeasures 29.344 x 32.5 cm. (sheet).
$m - Material specific details
Material specific data such as frequency or date/chronological designations. For maps, subfield $m contains the mathematical data information for the original.
534 ##$pOriginally issued:$cLondon, 1920,$mat scale 1:50,000.
$n - Note about original
If more than one note is needed, subfield $n is repeated.
534 ##$pOriginal version:$tA map of Virginia and Maryland.$c[London] : Sold by Thomas Basset in Fleetstreet and Richard Criswell in St. Pauls Church yard, [1676?].$nF. Lamb Sculp.$nAppears in John Speed's atlas: The theatre of the Empire of Great Britain.
534 ##$pOriginal version:$nPrinted by "Vincent Brooks, Day & Son, Lith. London, W.C."$nIssued in "Geographical Fun: being Humorous Outlines from Various Countries, by Aleph. London, 1869."
$o - Other resource identifier
Numbers, codes, etc. used to identify an item when these identifiers are not appropriate in more specific subfields (e.g., subfield $x (ISSN) or subfield $z (ISBN).
534 ##$cp1987$oFinlandia Records FACD357.
$p - Introductory phrase
Introductory phrase that introduces the citation of the original version.
This subfield should always be present.
534 ##$pOriginally published:$cNew York : Garland, 1987.
534 ##$pOriginal version:$c[S.l. : s.n., 1832?] (New York : Mesier's Lith.).
$t - Title statement of original
Entire title statement of the original.
534 ##$pOriginally published:$cBerlin :Eulenspiegel, c1978,$tLieder zu Stücken.
$x - International Standard Serial Number
534 ##$pOriginally published as a section of:$kNeology,$x0228-913X.
$z - International Standard Book Number
534 ##$pOriginally published in English:$cGarden City, N.Y. : Anchor Books, 1974-1978,$nunder title:$tAnchor atlas of world history.$z0385061781 (v. 1)$z0385133553 (v. 2).
$3 - Materials specified
Part of the described material to which the field applies.
534 ##$3vol. 2$pReproducción de la edición de: $cMadrid : Casa Editorial Hernando, 1924.
$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 534 ends with a period unless another mark of punctuation is present.


Indicator 1 - Specifies presence of series statement on original (BK, MP, MU, VM, SE) [OBSOLETE, 1984]
This first indicator definition was made obsolete when AACR 2 changes no longer required a separate series of the original note for reproductions. The defined values were: 0 (Note exclude series of original); 1 (Note includes series of original). Records created since that change contain a # meaning undefined in this position.
$o - Other resource identifier [NEW, 2008]
$3 - Materials specified [NEW, 2009]

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