59X - Local Notes (R)
MARC 21 Bibliographic - Full
FIELD DEFINITION AND SCOPE
Reserved in MARC for local use and local definition.
For interchange purposes, the practices used in fields 59X should be known by the
parties involved in the interchange. It is the responsibility of the agency initiating
such an interchange to provide this information.
CONTENT DESIGNATOR HISTORY
590 - Local Note (BK, AM, MP, MU, VM, SE) [OBSOLETE, 1982]
In 1970, field 590 was defined in the visual materials specifications to contain receipt
date ($a), provenance ($b), condition of individual reels
($c), and origin of safety copy ($d). Both indicators were
In 1980, the field was redefined in the visual materials specifications and defined for
all other specifications to contain copy specific and/or holdings information. Both
indicators were undefined; only subfield $a (Local note) was defined.
Field 590 was made obsolete when the entire 59X block of numbers was reserved for local
use and definition.