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522  Geographic Coverage Note (R)

Record Type


Input Standards

1st Indicator  Display constant controller
blank character Geographic coverage
8 No display constant generated
2nd Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards
ǂa Geographic coverage note (NR) Mandatory/Mandatory
ǂ6 Linkage (NR) System supplied/System supplied
ǂ8 Field link and sequence number (R) Optional/Optional


A note about the geographic coverage of the item usually used for survey materials.

Use field 052 to record geographic data in coded form.

1st Indicator

Display constant controller. A value that controls the generation of a display constant preceding the note.

blank character

Geographic coverage. The value that generates the display constant Geographic coverage:.


No display constant generated. The value that specifies that a display constant is not generated.

2nd Indicator

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

blank character



ǂa Geographic coverage note

The entire text of the note.

052     3800
522     New York State.
052 1   US ǂb 51
522 8   County-level data from Virginia.
ǂ6 Linkage

Data that link fields when non-Latin script is entered. This subfield is system supplied and does not appear in OCLC online displays. Do not add subfield ǂ6. For more information about subfield ǂ6, see Control Subfields.

ǂ8 Field link and sequence number

For information about subfield ǂ8, see Control Subfields.


Field 522 is not indexed.

This page last revised: October 13, 2017