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599  Differentiable Local Note (R)

Input Standards

Optional/Optional
1st Indicator  Locally defined
blank character, 0-9 Locally defined
2nd Indicator  Locally defined
blank character, 0-9 Locally defined
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards
ǂa-ǂz Differentiable local note (NR) Optional/Optional
ǂ8 Field link and sequence number (R) Optional/Optional

Definition

A differentiable note of local interest. Field 599 is not part of the standard MARC format. It will not be retained in the master record, but will be included in the record displayed during the editing session, exported records and records delivered via other services. Use field 599 for notes you judge to be inappropriate or unnecessary for the master record. Use for notes pertaining only to the copy of the item located in your institution (e.g., accessions information, local holdings, or receipt dates). Generally, use other note fields for notes applying to all copies of an item.

You may define field 599 according to your needs for local processing information. Field 599 provides more flexibility than field 590 because it includes indicators and subfield codes. For example, you may use field 590 for undifferentiated local notes and field 599 for differentiated local notes.

1st Indicator

Locally defined. Defined for local use.

 
blank character, 0-9

Locally defined

2nd Indicator

Locally defined. Defined for local use.

 
blank character, 0-9

Locally defined

Subfields

 
ǂa-ǂz Differentiable local note

Define for local use.

599 0 0 c.2 ǂb 2014 ǂc $25.00 ǂd pt ǂe art dept.
ǂ8 Field link and sequence number

For information about subfield ǂ8, see Control Subfields.

This page last revised: October 6, 2016