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037  Source of Acquisition (R)

Input Standards

Required if applicable/Optional
1st Indicator  Source of acquisition sequence
blank character Not applicable/No information provided/Earliest
2 Intervening
3 Current/Latest
2nd Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards
‡a Stock number (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡b Source of stock number/acquisition (NR) Mandatory/Mandatory
‡c Terms of availability (R) Optional/Optional
‡f Form of issue (R) Optional/Optional
‡g Additional format characteristics (R) Optional/Optional
‡n Note (R) Optional/Optional
‡3 Materials specified (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡5 Institution to which field applies (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable


Contains the stock number, its source, form of issue, and terms of availability. Use also for LC photonegative and color transparency numbers. Use for archival identification or order numbers assigned by a distributor to computer files.

Enter the following numbers in their designated fields, not in field 037:

  • International Standard Book Numbers (ISBN). Use field 020.
  • International Standard Serial Numbers (ISSN). Use field 022.
  • Publisher's number for scores and sound recordings. Use field 028.
  • Publisher's number for videorecordings. Use field 028.
  • Standard numbers and codes. Use field 024.
  • Original study numbers. Use field 036.
  • Government document classification numbers. Use field 086.

GPO stock numbers for serials. The Government Printing Office assigns a different and unrelated GPO stock number to each issue of a serial. Do not enter GPO stock numbers in serial records.

Stock number source. If you enter a stock number (subfield ‡a), you must also enter the source of the stock number (subfield ‡b).

1st Indicator

Source of acquisition sequence. Enables the generation of a display constance preceding the note text.

blank character

Not applicable/No information provided/Earliest. Used when a resource is first cataloged. Defined as "No information provided" for monographic works that are complete as first issued.

Information given in field 037 with 1st indicator value blank ( blank character ) is not changed unless incorrect or earlier issues of a serial are subsequently available with differing source of acquisition information.

037     1351129 ‡b QBI
[Source of acquisition information for the distributor of a monograph]

Intervening. Used when source of acquisition information changes. Additional source of acquisition information between the earliest and latest may also be recorded with first indicator value 2.


Current/Latest. Used when source of acquisition information changes. The current information may be added with first indicator value 3. Data given regarding subsequent source of acquisition information can be changed to reflect the current information when only the earliest and most current data is needed.

037     BL_12860042 ‡b Portico ‡n Cambridge University Press ‡5 Uk
037 3   ISSN_12860042 ‡b Portico ‡n Cambridge University Press ‡5 Uk
[Source of acquisition information for the earliest and current/latest distributor of a serial]

2nd Indicator

Undefined. The 2nd indicator position is undefined and contains a blank ( blank character ).

blank character



‡a Stock number

Enter punctuation that is part of the stock number. Do not enter Stock Number or S/N.

037     001-000-03825-7 ‡b Information center
‡b Source of stock number/

The name or abbreviation of the publisher, distributor, or vendor. The subfield can contain full information relating to the name and address of the publisher, distributor, or vendor, including information that may also be found elsewhere in the record (e.g., in the imprint).

037     240-951/147 ‡b GPO
037     C CPS 68 003 ‡b U.S. Bureau of the Census
037     IUCPSR 7559 ‡b Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, Ann Arbor, Mich.
037     MN-1090.03 ‡b Preservation Services, Smithsonian Institution Libraries, SISC, Rm. 2H11, MRC 806, Washington, D.C. 20560
037     ‡b Industry Publishers, 14965 N.E. 6th Ave., Miami, Fla.
‡c Terms of availability

The price or price code. For non-serially issued items, use only if the information is not present in field 020 or field 024.

037     PB-362547 ‡b National Technical Information Service ‡f paper copy ‡c $4.00 ‡f microfiche ‡c $3.00
037     FSWEC-77/0420 ‡b National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22161 ‡f Magnetic tape copy ‡c $175.00
037     ‡b Ruth Duarte, P.O. Box 74, Napa, CA ‡c $25.00
‡f Form of issue

The description of the binding or format of the item. Commonly used to record an item in more than one physical form, each with a separate price. Do not use for statements of coverage or type of subscriber, which are qualifiers in subfield ‡c.

037     LC-USZ62-40275 ‡b DLC ‡f photographic copy
037     ‡b Gordon and Breach Science Publishers Ltd., 42 William IV St., London, V.C.2, England ‡c $25.00 ‡f hard bound ‡c $12.50 ‡f paperbound
‡g Additional format characteristics

The names of formats, format version numbers, and/or format version dates in which the data is available for transfer. You may repeat subfield ‡g for:

  • Compression technique information on algorithms or processes applied to the data set in its transfer format to reduce the size of the file.
  • Transfer size (in megabytes) of the file when transferred.
  • Recording information (i.e., information about the options available or methods used to write the data set to the medium, the density in which the data set can be transferred, and the units of measure for the recording density).
037     ‡g ARCE
037     ‡b EROS Data Center ‡f 9-track tape; ‡g DEM; ‡c $40 (per file) ‡c $20 (per file in groups of 2 to 6) ‡c $90 base fee plus $7 per file (in groups of 7 or more). ‡g ASCII recording mode; available with no internal labels or with ANSI standard labels; logical record length is 1024 bytes; block size is a multiple of 1024 up to 31744 bytes; 1600 or 6250 characters per inch.
‡n Note

Textual notes pertaining to the acquisition of the item.

037     ‡b University Microfilms ‡f microfiche ‡c $15.95 ‡n Available only without color
‡3 Materials specified

For information about subfield ‡3, see Control Subfields.

037     ‡3 -2013 ‡a ISSN_13693786_98 ‡b Portico ‡n Informa Healthcare ‡5 Uk
037     ‡3 2014 ‡a mmy ‡b Oxford University Press ‡5 Uk
[Source of acquisition information for the earliest and current/latest distributors of a serial; the parts relating to each source of acquisition are represented by a year range]
‡5 Institution to which field applies

For information about subfield ‡5, see Control Subfields.

037     ISSN_23264624 ‡b Portico ‡n Wiley ‡5 Uk
[Source of acquisition information for the distributor of a serial used by the British Library]


For indexing and searching information, see Searching WorldCat Indexes, field 037.

This page last revised: March 22, 2016