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530  Additional Physical Form Available Note (R)

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Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards
‡a Additional physical form available note (NR) Mandatory/Mandatory
‡b Availability source (NR) Optional/Optional
‡c Availability conditions (NR) Optional/Optional
‡d Order number (NR) Optional/Optional
‡u Uniform Resource Identifier (R) Optional/Optional
‡3 Materials specified (NR) Optional/Optional


A note about a different physical or digital format in which the described item is available. If the publisher of the additional physical or digital form is different from the publisher of the item being cataloged, you may enter source and order number information for the additional form. The additional form may be published and/or made available for use at a repository in the additional form. When specific title and database control number information is available for the other format, enter the bibliographic information in field 776. Preference is to use the field 776 subfield ‡i Relationship information instead of the field 530 note.

Use field 530 only for notes describing different physical or digital formats. Use field 500 for information about other editions (e.g., different language versions, earlier versions, or shorter versions).

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‡a Additional physical form available note

A description of the additional physical or digital forms and any text not belonging in other subfields. Pre-1989 serial records may have availability source, availability conditions, and order number in subfield ‡a. Current practice is to use subfields ‡b, ‡c, and ‡d for such information.

530     Also available via the World Wide Web.
530     Available on microfiche.
530     COM fiche and hard copies available for consultation.
530     Issued also as 16 mm. filmstrip in cartridge and as slide set and as videorecording.
530     Issued also as a motion picture.
530     Issued as Beta 1/2 in. or VHS 1/2 in. or U-matic 3/4 in.
‡b Availability source

The agency or vendor from which the item may be acquired.

530     Photoreproduced facsimile version; ‡b Published as Dudley, Cuthbert, ed., The Novel of Lord Ethelbert of Waxlot (Oxford University Press, 1973).
‡c Availability conditions

The terms under which the additional physical or digital form of the material is available. (e.g., photocopies at cost or tape will be copied for research purposes according to the posted price schedule).

530     Available in microfilm as part of the Papers of Grover P. Stover; ‡b Documentary microfilms, 450 East 52nd St., New York, NY 10006; ‡c Buyers must acquire entire film set; ‡d DM-GPS81.
‡d Order number

The order number for the additional physical or digital form.

530     ‡3 Dispatches from U.S. consuls in Batavia, Java, Netherlands East Indies, 1818-1906 ‡a Available in microfilm; ‡b National Archives; ‡d M449; ‡c Standing order account required.
‡u Uniform Resource Identifier

The Uniform Resource Identifier (URI), for example a URL or URN, provides electronic access data in a standard syntax. Use for automated access to an electronic item using one of the Internet protocols or by resolution of a URN. Repeat subfield if digital object has multiple identifiers (URIs).

530     Online version available via The New Bartleby Library ‡u http://www.bartleby.com/99_index.html

Substituting hexadecimal notation for diacritics and special characters in Uniform Resource Identifiers. When recording a URI in subfield ‡u, you may enter most of the spacing characters listed below as either characters or their hexidecimal equivalents. Consult the table below.

Note: Do not confuse the spacing characters listed below with their long-valid non-spacing counterparts. Use of the spacing characters will be limited almost exclusively to URLs.

Entry method Name Character Alternative entry (hex value)
Enter as character or hex value Spacing circumflex/circumflex accent ^ %5E
Spacing underscore/low line 1 _ %5F
Spacing grave/grave accent ` %60
Spacing tilde/tilde ~ %7E
Enter as hex value only vertical bar n/a %7C

1 Because the Spacing Underscore may cause problems with MARC output, users may prefer to continue entering it with the hexidecimal value %5F.

‡3 Materials specified

The part of the described materials to which the field applies.

530     ‡3 Diaries and correspondence ‡a Available on microfilm; ‡c For use in repository only.


For indexing and searching information, see Searching WorldCat Indexes, field 530.

This page last revised: September 4, 2015