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033  Date/Time and Place of an Event (R)

Input Standards

1st Indicator  Type of date in subfield ‡a
blank character No date information
0 Single date
1 Multiple single dates
2 Range of dates
2nd Indicator  Type of event
blank character No information provided
0 Capture
1 Broadcast
2 Finding
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards
‡a Formatted date/time (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡b Geographic classification area code (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡c Geographic classification subarea code (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡p Place of event (R) Optional/Optional
‡0 Authority record control number (R) Optional/Optional
‡2 Source of term (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡3 Materials specified (NR) Optional/Optional


Contains coded data about the capture date and place (date/time and/or place of recording, filming, execution, broadcast, or finding, in the case of a naturally occurring object).

If an item is recorded or filmed on one date and broadcast on another date, record the information for each event in separate 033 fields.

Use field 518 or other 5xx fields to enter this data in note form. Do not use field 033 unless you also use field 518 or another 5xx field. Record this information in an eye-readable form in the record.

033 1   19680609 ‡b 5754 ‡c L7
033 1   19730801 ‡a 19730803 ‡b 7504 ‡c J4
505 0   DVD 1, Arthur Rubinstein plays Chopin (1968). Piano concerto no. 2 (Zubin Mehta, conductor) ; Polonaise no. 6 : "Héroïque" (recorded June 9, 1968, Royal Festival Hall, London) (40 min.) ; Rubinstein in conversation with Bernard Levin (recorded December 1, 1968, for the BBC series Omnibus) (51 min.) / director, Anthony Craxton ; producer, Pierre-Martin Jubal -- DVD 2, Bernstein conducts Brahms (1973). Symphony no. 1 in C minor, op. 68 ; Symphony no. 3 in F major, op. 90 / a production of Unitel GmbH & Co. KG, Munich, and Amberson Productions ; director, Humphrey Burton (Leonard Bernstein, conductor) (recorded August 1-3, 1973, Great Concert Hall, Jerusalem) (94 min.) ...

1st Indicator

Type of date in subfield ‡a. The form of date.

blank character

No date information. Use if there is no subfield ‡a.


Single date


Multiple single dates. Use also for two consecutive dates.


Range of dates

2nd Indicator

Type of event. The type of event.

blank character

No information provided


Capture. The information is about the recording of sound, the filming of images, or the production or creation of an item.


Broadcast. The information is about the broadcast or rebroadcast of sound by radio or images by television.


Finding. The information is about the finding of a naturally occurring object.


‡a Formatted date/time

The date/time information is formatted as yyyymmddhhmm+/- hhmm (year, month, day, hour, minutes). The last five positions (+/- hhmm) give the Time Differential Factor (TDF). TDF is preceded by a plus ( + ) or minus ( - ) sign, indicating the hours and minutes the local time is ahead of, or behind Universal Time (Greenwich Mean Time).

For the hour, in all cases, the 24-hour clock (00-23) is used. Within each date/time component, the data is right justified and any unused position contains a zero.

The first eight characters yyyymmdd represent the date and are mandatory if the subfield is used. If any of the first eight characters being coded are not known, a hyphen ( - ) is used for the unknown digit.

You may enter multiple single date/times and date/times in a range associated with the same type of event, in repeating subfield ‡a's. Earlier times should precede later ones. Enter a hyphen for any part of the date that is unknown. If the entire date is unknown, do not enter subfield ‡a.

033 0   200303271800 ‡b 3923 ‡c R5 ‡p Morris Museum of Art
518     Recorded at the Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia, on March 27, 2003, 6:00 p.m.
[Single date]
033 2   2006---- ‡a 2007----
500     Personnel of the spring 2006 and spring 2007 bands listed on container insert.
[Only the year is known]
033 1   19290503 ‡a 19300604 ‡b 3804 ‡c N4
518     ‡o Side A recorded ‡d 1929 May 3 ‡p New York.
518     ‡o Side A recorded ‡d 1930 June 4 ‡p New York.
[Multiple single dates]
033 2 0 20070807 ‡a 20070811 ‡b 4364 ‡c P4:2P3
245 0 0 Drum Corps International 2007 World championships : ‡b August 7-11, Pasadena. ‡n Volume 3, ‡p Division II & III finalists ...
518     Filmed August 7-11, 2007 at Pasadena City College's Robinson Stadium.
[Range of dates]
033 2 1 197809102000-0400 ‡a 197809142000-0400
518     Broadcast every night at 8:00 p.m. (EST) from September 10 to September 14, 1978.
[A television mini-series]
‡b Geographic classification area code

The place represented by a four to six digit number assigned to a specific geographic area  based on the range G3190-G9980 from the Library of Congress Classification—Class G (http://www.loc.gov/aba/publications/FreeLC/G-text.pdf). Omit the letter G from the number. If the place is unknown, do not enter subfield ‡b.

033   0 ‡b 3960
245 1 0 Folk songs of S.E. Tennessee.
518     Recorded at the performers' homes.
[Implied geographic location]
033   0 ‡b 6000
033   0 ‡b 6080
518     Recorded from Dutch and German radio broadcasts.
[Implied geographic location]
‡c Geographic classification subarea code

The subarea code representing a geographic region, natural feature, or political subdivision of the geographic area from subfield ‡b. The codes are derived from Library of Congress Classification—Class G (http://www.loc.gov/aba/publications/FreeLC/G-text.pdf) or the expanded Cutter number for place names published in Geographic Cutter Numbers (http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/GCutter.pdf). Do not enter the decimal point. If the place is unknown, do not enter subfield ‡c.

033 0 0 19770503 ‡b 3804 ‡c R6
518     Filmed in Rochester, N.Y., May 3, 1977.
033 0 0 19780916 ‡b 3964 ‡c N2
518     Recorded in Nashville on September 16, 1978.
033 1 0 19770115 ‡a 19770210 ‡b 3824 ‡c P5 ‡b 3804 ‡c N4
033 2 0 19710607 ‡a 19710614 ‡b 3804 ‡c N4:2C3
518     Recorded in Philadelphia and New York on January 15 and February 10, 1977 and during the week of June 7, 1971 in New York at Carnegie Hall.
033 2 1 197809102000-0400 ‡a 197809142000-0400 ‡c R6
518     Broadcast every night at 8:00 p.m. (EST) from September 10 to September 14, 1978.
033 0 2 19750305 ‡b 4034 ‡c R4
[A meteorite that was found on March 5, 1975, in Richmond, Texas]
‡p Place of event

Place of event. May be in a controlled or uncontrolled form.

033 2 0 20050524 ‡a 20050526 ‡b 9084 ‡c W5 ‡p Michael Fowler Centre
518     Recorded May 24-26, 2005, Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, NZ.
‡0 Authority record control number

Control number of the record for a controlled place term in subfield ‡p. System control number of the related authority record preceded by the MARC code, enclosed in parentheses, for the agency to which the control number applies. See MARC Code List for Organizations (http://www.loc.gov/marc/organizations/orgshome.html), which also includes links to Canadian, United Kingdom, and German MARC Organization Code lists.

033 0 0 20120126 ‡a 20120129 ‡b 4332 ‡c G7 ‡p Grand Canyon National Park (Ariz.) ‡2 lcsh ‡0 (DLC)sh2005004886
245 1 0 Third Grand Canyon History Symposium, ‡f January 26-29, 2012
518     Recorded January 26-29, 2012, Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz.
‡2 Source of term

MARC code that identifies the source of the term in subfield ‡p when from a controlled list. See Subject Heading and Term Source Codes (http://www.loc.gov/standards/sourcelist/subject.html).

033 2 0 20090912 ‡a 20090913 ‡b 5754 ‡c L7 ‡p Abbey Road Studios (London, England) ‡2 naf
033 2 0 20091206 ‡a 20091207 ‡b 5754 ‡c L7 ‡p Abbey Road Studios (London, England) ‡2 naf
033 2 0 20100308 ‡b 5754 ‡c L7 ‡p Abbey Road Studios (London, England) ‡2 naf
518     ‡o Recorded ‡d 2009 September 12-13 (no. 1-2), 2009 December 6-7 (no. 3-4), 2010 March 8 (rhapsody) ‡p Studio 1, Abbey Road Studios, London.
‡3 Materials specified

Distinguishes a subset of the described materials.

033 0 0 ‡3 Horse ‡a 1925
[A horse component of a sculpture group that was cast in 1925]

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