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099  Local Free-Text Call Number (R)

Input Standards

Optional/Optional
1st Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
2nd Indicator  Source of call number
blank character No value assigned
0 LC
1 DDC
9 Local class scheme
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards
‡a Classification number (R) Mandatory/Mandatory
‡e Feature heading (NR) Optional/Optional
‡f Filing suffix (NR) Optional/Optional

Definition

OCLC defined field for local use. The local free-text call numbers based on a unique local system. You may also use field 099 for other call numbers that cannot be formatted for printing in the appropriate call number field. For example, use field 099 for complex LC call numbers that cause unit (zc) cards, or to format a government document number on two or more lines.

If you are creating new records, use the appropriate field (e.g., field 050 or field 086) for call numbers, even if you repeat the same number in field 099 for printing.

Field 099 does not remain in the master record. It is retained in archive records, institution records, OCLC-MARC records, and exported records.

1st Indicator

Undefined. The 1st indicator position is undefined and contains a blank ( blank character ).

blank character

Undefined

2nd Indicator

Source of call number. A value that indicates from which source a call number is assigned.

 
blank character

No value assigned

 
0

LC. The source of the call number is Library of Congress.

 
1

DDC. The source of the call number is Dewey Decimal Classification.

 
9

Local class scheme. The source of the call number is a local class scheme.

Subfields

 
‡a Classification number

Use a separate subfield ‡a for each call number segment or line. You may use any combination of letters, numerals, punctuation, and special signs or symbols in subfield ‡a. You cannot include a blank line within a local free-text call number.

‡e Feature heading

A feature heading from a classified catalog. Data in subfield ‡e display in label displays as if they were in subfield ‡a.

‡f Filing suffix

A filing suffix from a classified catalog. Data in subfield ‡f display in label displays as if they were in subfield ‡a.

Indexing

For indexing and searching information, see Searching WorldCat Indexes, field 099.

This page last revised: September 2, 2015