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841-88X - Holdings, Alternate Graphics, Etc.-General Information


MARC 21 Bibliographic
April 2015

"Full" documentation refers to the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data that contains detailed descriptions of every data element, along with examples, input conventions and history sections.

"Concise" documentation refers to the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data that contains abridged descriptions of every data element, along with examples.


DEFINITION AND SCOPE

Descriptions for data elements which are an integral part of the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data and data elements which may appear either in bibliographic records or in separate MARC holdings records.

Field 850 is a bibliographic record field that contains minimal holdings location data. Field 852 contains more extensive location data. Field 856 covers information about the location of electronic resources. These fields are described fully in this format. Fields 841-845, 853-855, and 863-878 are only listed here.

Full descriptions for them appear in the MARC 21 Format for Holdings Data. The holdings format should be consulted for field descriptions and information concerning the inclusion of fields 841-845, 853-855, and 863-878 in bibliographic records.

Fields 880, 882, 883, 884, 886 and 887 have special uses described in this document.


CONTENT DESIGNATOR HISTORY

Field 851 - Location (AM, MP, VM) [OBSOLETE, 1993]
Both indicator positions were undefined. The subfield codes were: $a (Name (custodian or owner)), $b (Institutional division), $c (Street address), $d (Country), $e (Location of units), $f (Item number), $g (Repository location code), $3 (Materials specified), $6 (Linkage). Location information may be contained in holdings/bibliographic field 852 (Location).
Field 870 - Variant Personal Name (BK, AM, MP, MU, VM, SE) [OBSOLETE, 1987]
Field 871 - Variant Corporate Name (BK, AM, MP, MU, VM, SE) [OBSOLETE, 1987]
Field 872 - Variant Conference or Meeting Name (BK, AM, MP, MU, VM, SE) [OBSOLETE, 1987]
Field 873 - Variant Uniform Title Heading (BK, AM, MP, MU, VM, SE) [OBSOLETE, 1987]

Fields 870, 871, 872, and 873 were defined for the serials specifications in 1979. The subfield codes were the same as the corresponding heading field, with the addition of subfield $j (Tag and sequence number of the field for which the 87X field is a variant). The first indicator in each field was the same as in the corresponding 1XX, 4XX, 6XX, 7XX, or 8XX heading field. The second indicator specified the form of heading:

Indicator 2 - Form of heading
0 - ALA form, as authenticated by LC
1 - AACR 1 form, as authenticated by LC
2 - ALA form, not yet authenticated by LC
3 - AACR 1 form, not yet authenticated by LC
Field 882 - Replacement Record Information [NEW, 2007]
Field 883 - Machine-generated Metadata Provenance [NEW, 2012]
Field 884 - Description Conversion Information [NEW, 2015]
Field 887 - Non-MARC Information Field [NEW, 2001]

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