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518  Date/Time and Place of an Event Note (R)

Input Standards

Required if applicable/Optional
1st Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
2nd Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards
ǂa Date/time and place of an event note (NR) Optional/Optional
ǂd Date of event (R) Optional/Optional
ǂo Other event information (R) Optional/Optional
ǂp Place of event (R) Optional/Optional
ǂ0 Authority record control number (R) Optional/Optional
ǂ2 Source of term (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂ3 Materials specified (NR) Optional/Optional


A note on the date/time and/or place of broadcast, capture, or creation associated with an event. Use to include the date/time and/or place of broadcast, execution, filming, recording or, in the case of a naturally occurring object, of finding.

Use field 033 (Date/Time and Place of an Event) to enter this information in coded form.


You may use field 518 with either a single subfield ǂa or multiple subfields: ǂd, ǂo, and ǂp. Follow local practice and the guidelines below.

Single subfield ǂa

518     "Recorded in Memphis, Tennessee, October 3, 1959 by Samuel B. Charters"--Container.
518     Concert recorded on 1 March 2002 at Teatru Campoamor d'Uviéu.

Multiple subfields

518     ǂo Recorded ǂp Sun Studios.
518     ǂo Filmed on location ǂp Havana ǂd February 2003.

Regardless of the choice of subfield practice (single ǂa or multiple subfields), follow MARC 21 input conventions, which specify a period at the end of the field.

If using multiple subfields, punctuation separating elements is omitted.

1st Indicator

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

blank character


2nd Indicator

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

blank character



Note: If a record contains subfield ǂa, it cannot contain subfields ǂd, ǂo, and ǂp.

ǂa Date/time and place of an event note

The entire text of the note.

518     Filmed on location in Rome and Venice from January through June 1976.
518     Found on March 5, 1975, in Richmond, Tex.
518     Photos printed by Cole Weston, approximately 1971, from negatives made by Edward Weston, approximately 1928.
518     Recorded in Vienna in 1961, previously released as WST 17035.
518     Works on accompanying audio disc recorded 1955-1963 in various places.
518     Broadcast October 17, 1954 at 7:30 p.m. (PST).
518     Recorded March 19-21 and November 16-18, 1979, Kirche der Karlshöhe, Ludwigsburg.
518     Recorded April 9-10, 1975.
518     Recorded August 29-31, 1977, Smetana Hall, Prague (the 1st work) and November 21-23, 1966, "Stadion" Studio, Brno (the 2nd).
518     Recorded in Santa Monica, Calif., Los Angeles, Calif., and New York, N.Y., July 1970-January 1971.
518     Sermons, delivered from the pulpit of Marble Collegiate Church, New York City.

Use field 500 (General Note) for information about countries of production and release.

518     Filmed on location in Barcelona.
500     Opened in Madrid in September 1966, released later in Italy in 1966, and in Austria in 1967 according to the AFI catalog F6, 1961-1970, page 1064.
ǂd Date of event

Date/time of event. May be in a controlled (e.g., recorded in the format yyyymmdd in accordance with ISO 8601, Representation of Dates and Times, http://www.iso.org/iso/date_and_time_format) or uncontrolled form.

518     ǂd 1997 April 22-23 ǂp Paradise Studios, Sydney.
ǂo Other event information

Other information related to the date or place of the event.

518     ǂo Broadcast ǂd 1954 October 17 at 7:30 p.m. (PST).
518     ǂo Filmed on location ǂp Rome and Venice ǂd 1976 January through June.
ǂp Place of event

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

518     ǂd 2002 September 13 ǂp Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
ǂ0 Authority record control number

For information about subfield ǂ0, see Control Subfields.

ǂ2 Source of term

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

518     ǂo Recorded ǂp Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina Faso) ǂd January 22, 2010. ǂ2 naf
ǂ3 Materials specified

For information about subfield ǂ3, see Control Subfields.

518     ǂ3 Horse ǂa Cast in 1925.
[This note refers to a horse which is part of a group sculpture]
518     ǂ3 3rd work ǂd 1981 November 25 ǂp Neues Gewandhaus, Leipzig.


For indexing and searching information, see Searching WorldCat Indexes, field 518.

This page last revised: August 22, 2016