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015  National Bibliography Number (R)

       

Input Standards

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Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards
ǂa National bibliography number (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂq Qualifying information (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂz Canceled/invalid national bibliography number (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂ2 Source (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable

Definition

The entry number for an item found in a national bibliography outside the United States. An item may have multiple numbers from a single national bibliography or may have multiple numbers from more than one national bibliography. Multiple numbers are recorded in separate 015 fields.

If LC derives its cataloging data from a national bibliography, LC cataloging copy includes the national bibliography number. Each number may have a one-to-four letters designating the country, a space, an indication of the year, and a serial number.

If the number is a bibliographic record control number used by a national library, rather than an official national bibliography number, use field 016. If the number is a PL 480 or LACAP number, use field 025. If the number is for materials acquired in Africa, which have accession numbers similar in form to national bibliography numbers, use field 025.

Guidelines

 
 

Use the following guidelines:

  • Omit spaces between alphabetic and numeric portions of the number.

    Source Enter
    It 67-3785 015    It67-3785 ǂ2 bni
  • Omit parentheses enclosing the number.

    Source Enter
    (Sw 66-A-2196) 015    Sw66-A-2196 ǂ2 szb
  • Enter binding or volume qualifiers in parentheses in subfield ǂq.

    Source Enter
    (v. 1: S74-20) 015    S74-20 ǂq (v. 1) ǂ2 sbf
  • Omit punctuation separating two numbers. Enter each number in a separate 015 field.

    Source Enter
    (jil. 1-6: M 95-1568; jil. 7: M 00-960) 015    M95-1568 ǂq (jil. 1-6)
    015    M00-960 ǂq (jil. 7)
  • If the number is part of the Bibliographie nationale française, omit the prefixes F and FR and add a leading zero to any two-digit representation of the year. Omit any hyphens separating the year and serial number, and supply leading zeros to any serial numbers shorter than five digits. Add the source code bnf in subfield ǂ2.

    Source Enter
    (F 75-3458) 015    07503458 ǂ2 bnf
  • If the number is part of the British National Bibliography, use the prefix GB in place of B followed by the two characters representing the year. Omit any hyphens separating the year and serial number, and supply leading zeros to any serial numbers shorter than five digits. Add the source code bnb in subfield ǂ2. For more information about the structure of British national bibliography numbers, see Structure of the BNB Number (http://www.bl.uk/bibliographic/bnbstruct.html).

    Source Enter
    (B 67-987) 015    GB6700987 ǂ2 bnb
  • If the number consists of a prefix followed by three asterisks, omit the number.

   

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2nd Indicator

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Subfields

 
ǂa National bibliography number 

Enter letters, numerals, and hyphens. Use a separate subfield ǂa for each national bibliography number. Enter numbers separated by two hyphens in the same subfield.

015     07310172 ǂ2 bnf
015     f755166 ǂ2 skl
015     GB8519290 ǂ2 bnb
ǂq Qualifying information 

Volume numbers or other data that qualify a national bibliography number being recorded in subfield ǂa or subfield ǂz.

015     06700835 ǂq (v. 1) ǂ2 bnf
015     ǂz 06709455 ǂq (v. 2) ǂ2 bnf
ǂz Canceled/invalid national bibliography number 

Canceled or invalid (structurally or application) national bibliography number.

015     06,A29,1122 ǂz 05,N51,1204 ǂ2 dnb
015     06,A29,0382 ǂz 05,A21,0597 ǂz 04,N48,0463 ǂ2 dnb
ǂ2 Source

For information about subfield ǂ2, see Control Subfields.

For subfield ǂ2 codes, see National Bibliography Number Source Codes (http://www.loc.gov/standards/sourcelist/national-bibliography.html).

015     08403117 ǂ2 bnf
[Code bnf is for Bibliographie nationale française]
015     67-A14-54 ǂ2 dnb
[Code dnb is for Deutsche Nationalbibliographie]

This page last revised: August 19, 2016