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555  Cumulative Index/Finding Aids Note (R)

Input Standards

Required if applicable/Optional
1st Indicator  Display constant controller
blank character Indexes
0 Finding aids
8 No display constant generated
2nd Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards
‡a Cumulative index/finding aids note (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡b Availability source (R) Optional/Optional
‡c Degree of control (NR) Optional/Optional
‡d Bibliographic references (NR) Optional/Optional
‡u Uniform Resource Identifier (R) Optional/Optional
‡3 Materials specified (NR) Optional/Optional


A note identifying the availability of cumulative indexes and/or finding aids whose only or major focus is the described material.

Use field 510 to record the existence of abstracting and indexing services for an item.

Archival materials & VIS

For archival materials and visual materials, use for information identifying administrative and intellectual controls over the described materials and indicating the degree of control each provides. This usually implies finding aids and similar control materials.


For serials, use for a statement of volumes and/or dates covered by the cumulative indexes of an item and a statement of location of these indexes. Indexes may be issued as part of an issue of the serial or issued separately.

1st Indicator

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

blank character

Indexes. The value that generates the display constant Indexes:.

555     Volumes 1 (1917)-10 (1944) in volume 11, number 1.

Finding aids. The value that generates the display constant Finding aids:.

555 0   ‡3 Inventory ‡b available in library; ‡c folder level control.

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

555 8   Cards are filed in the Biographical Index in the Reading Room.

2nd Indicator

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

blank character



‡a Cumulative index/finding aids note

A statement of the index or finding aid. For indexes, use subfield ‡a for either a formal or an informal note.

555     Volumes 1 (1931)-44 (1975) (Includes index to: Reckless Ralph's dime novel round-up). 1 volume.
555     Volumes 1-25, 1927-1951, in volume 26.
555 0   Description available in the Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.
555 8   Index for volumes 1-7, March 1931-June 1935, with volume 7.
555 8   Original caption cards, arranged by photonegative number, are available in the Reading Room.
555 8   Finding aid (available in LC Prints and Photographs Reading Room) includes an item listing of each photograph with a caption and date, a description of each furniture project, and an index.
‡b Availability source

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

555 0   ‡3 Claims settled under Treaty of Washington, May 8, 1871 ‡a Preliminary inventory was prepared in 1962; ‡b Available in NARS Central Search Room; ‡b NARS Publications Sales Branch; ‡d Ulibarri, George S., compiler. Preliminary inventory of records relating to Civil War claims, United States and Great Britain. PI135 NARS 1962.
‡c Degree of control

The extent of the administrative, bibliographic, or physical control that the finding aids have over the described materials.

555 0   Card files (approximately 187,000 cards and 5,339 rolls of microfilm); ‡c Item level control.
555 0   Finding aid available in library; ‡c Item level and folder level control.
‡d Bibliographic references

A citation to a published or unpublished index or finding aid to the described materials when it is not cataloged with the item.

555 0   ‡d Flipwinkle, James, compiler. Concordance to the Jerome Manuscript. Cambridge : Harvard University Press, 1946.
555 8   Unpublished finding aid; ‡d see also: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. The manuscript inventories and the catalogs of manuscripts, books, and periodicals. Boston, Massachusetts : G.K. Hall, 1984. 10 volumes.
555 8   Unpublished finding aid; ‡d most Schlesinger Library finding aids are also available in: National inventory of documentary sources in the United States. Teaneck, New Jersey : Chadwyck-Healey, 1983-
‡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).

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.

555 8   Finding aid available in the Manuscript Reading Room and on Internet. ‡u http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms996001
555 8   Finding aid (work): ‡u http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms996001
‡3 Materials specified

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

555 0   ‡3 Finding aid ‡b Available in repository and on Internet; ‡c Folder level control;‡u http://digital.library.pitt.edu/cgi-bin/f/findaid/findaid-idx?type=simple;c=ascead;view=text;subview=outline;didno=US-PPiU-ais196815

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