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657  Index Term--Function (R)

Input Standards

Optional/Optional
1st Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
2nd Indicator  Source of term
7 Source is specified in subfield ǂ2
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards
ǂa Function (NR) Mandatory/Mandatory
ǂv Form subdivision (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂx General subdivision (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂy Chronological subdivision (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂz Geographical subdivision (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂ0 Authority record control number (R) Optional/Optional
ǂ2 Source of term (NR) Mandatory/Mandatory
ǂ3 Materials specified (NR) Optional/Optional
ǂ8 Field link and sequence number (R) Optional/Optional

Definition

An index term describing the activity or function that generated the described materials (e.g., property assessment or voter registration).

1st Indicator

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

blank character

Undefined

2nd Indicator

Source of term. The source of the index term is contained in subfield ǂ2.

7

Source is specified in subfield ǂ2. Terms based on specific subject authorities. Identify the source in subfield ǂ2.

Subfields

 
ǂa Function

A term specifying the function or activity which generated the materials.

657   7 Personnel benefits management ǂx Industrial accidents ǂx Morbidity ǂx Vital statistics ǂz Love Canal, New York. ǂ2 New York State Management Functions Index
ǂv Form subdivision

A specific kind or genre of material defined by the thesaurus being used. Use only when a form subject subdivision is added to a term. Use subfield ǂx if the terms function as general subdivisions. A form subdivision in subfield ǂv is generally the last subfield in the field. Repeat subfield ǂv if you use more than one form subdivision.

657   7 Associate degrees ǂz Trinidad and Tobago ǂv Congresses. ǂ2 ericd
ǂx General subdivision

A subject subdivision that is not more appropriately contained in subfield ǂv, ǂy, or ǂz. Use subfield ǂx only when a general topical subdivision is added to a term.

657   7 Commencement Day ǂx Salem Academy ǂx Photographs. ǂ2 local
ǂy Chronological subdivision

A subject subdivision that represents a period of time. Use only when a chronological subject subdivision is added to a term.

657   7 Etchings ǂz Europe ǂy 20th century. ǂ2 aat
ǂz Geographical subdivision

A geographic subject subdivision. Use only when a geographic subject subdivision is added to a term.

657   7 Engravings ǂz France ǂz Strasbourg ǂy 1660. ǂ2 rbgenr
ǂ0 Authority record control number

For information about subfield ǂ0, see Control Subfields.

ǂ2 Source of term

A MARC code that identifies the source list from which the index term was assigned. See Function Term Source Codes (http://www.loc.gov/standards/sourcelist/function.html).

657   7 Doors & doorways ǂz Washington (D.C.) ǂy 1910-1920. ǂ2 lctgm
ǂ3 Materials specified

For information about subfield ǂ3, see Control Subfields.

ǂ8 Field link and sequence number

For information about subfield ǂ8, see Control Subfields.

This page last revised: August 23, 2016