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028  Publisher Number (R)

       

Input Standards

Required if applicable/Required if applicable
1st Indicator  Type of publisher number
0 Issue number
1 Matrix number
2 Plate number
3 Other music number
4 Videorecording number
5 Other publisher number
2nd Indicator  Note/access point controller
0 No note, no access point
1 Note, access point required
2 Note, no access point
3 No note, access point required
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards
ǂa Publisher number (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂb Source (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂq Qualifying information (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable




Definition

The formatted publisher numbers for sound recordings, videorecordings, printed music, and other music related material. Use field 500 for unformatted publisher numbers.

For the publisher number for music, the number may be:

  • The issue number assigned to a recording, one side of a recording, or a packaged group of recordings.
  • The matrix number, usually inscribed on the disc.
  • The plate number or other publisher number assigned to a specific music score.

Use for musical and nonmusical sound recordings. Use subfield ǂb for the source of the number, publisher, or recording label name.

If the number is a standard number (e.g., ISBN, ISSN), use field 020, field 022, or field 024, as appropriate.

1st Indicator

Type of publisher number. The type of publisher's number recorded.
 
Issue number. The issue number is the number used to identify the issue designation or serial designation assigned by a publisher to a specific sound recording, side of a sound recording, or performance on a sound recording. This number is usually on the record label, but for groups of sound recordings it may be on the packaging.
 
1 Matrix number. The matrix number identifies the master from which the specific recording was pressed. The number usually appears inscribed on the disc. Use when the item has no issue number.
 
2 Plate number. The publisher assigns a plate number to a specific music publication. The plate number is at the bottom of each page of music, but may also be on the title page.
 
3 Other music number. The publisher number for music is other than an issue, matrix, or plate number.
 
4 Videorecording number. The publisher number is a videorecording number.
 
5 Other publisher number. The publisher number is not one of the other values (i.e., it is not a publisher number for a sound recording, music, or a videorecording).

2nd Indicator

Note/access point controller. Whether a note and/or an access point is generated. You may either use the 028 to generate an intelligible note, or manually input a note in field 500 in addition to field 028 as appropriate.  Use values and 3 for pre-AACR2 records since the generated notes would be inappropriate for such records.
 
No note, no access point. Use to generate neither a note nor an access point. Use if the 028 field cannot generate an intelligible note.
 
1 Note, access point required. Use to generate both a note and an access point.
 
2 Note, no access point. Use to generate a note, but not an access point.
 
3 No note, access point required. Use to generate an access point, but not a note.

Subfields

 
ǂa Publisher number The number assigned by the publisher. Enter the number exactly as it appears on the item. Enter spaces, punctuation, prefixes, and suffixes. For example, in Columbia M 35073, the issue number is M 35073, enter:
028 2 M 35073

Do not enter designations such as no., nr., cat. no., and Ed. No. For example, if the number is Edition Peters Nr. 3891, enter:

028 3 0 3891 ǂb Edition Peters
500     Publisher's no.: Edition Peters Nr. 3891.
ǂb Source

The source of the publisher number. The source varies according to the type of material and the type of publisher's number being recorded. For scores, use the publisher's name. For sound recordings and videorecordings, use the label name.

028 2 2 B. & H. 1735 ǂb Breitkopf & Härtel
028 3 2 40.631/01 ǂb Carus-Verlag
028 0 2 STMA 8007 ǂb Tamla Motown
028 1 2 256A090 ǂb Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
028 4 0 VA5386 ǂb Vestron Video
028 4 0 VM5108 ǂb Vidmark Entertainment
ǂq Qualifying information

Contains qualifiers associated with the number such as part to which number pertains, where number is found on item, etc.

028 2 438 953-2 ǂb Philips Classics ǂq (set)
028 2 438 954-2 ǂb Philips Classics ǂq (disc 1)
028 2 438 955-2 ǂb Philips Classics ǂq (disc 2)
       
028 2 K2 31158 ǂb EMI Music Canada ǂq (on label)
028 2 4234 8 31158 ǂb EMI Music Canada ǂq (on container spine)
       
028 4 2 440 073 032-9 ǂb Deutsche Grammophon ǂq (set and guide)
028 4 2 440 073 033-9 ǂb Deutsche Grammophon ǂq (disc 1)
028 4 2 440 073 034-9 ǂb Deutsche Grammophon ǂq (disc 2)
 
Multiple numbers

Groups of nonconsecutive numbers. Enter each number in a separate 028 field. Use 2nd indicator value or 3. Enter the note in field 500.

For a set of Angel recordings of Satie's piano music, where each disc is sold separately, enter:

028 0 0 S 36482 ǂb Angel
028 0 0 S 36459 ǂb Angel
028 0 0 S 36485 ǂb Angel
028 0 0 S 36714 ǂb Angel
028 0 0 S 36774 ǂb Angel
028 0 0 S 36811 ǂb Angel
500     Angel: S 36482, S 36459, S 36485, S 36714, S 36774, S 36811.
 

Previous practice was to use a single 028 field, separating each number with a comma and one space. OCLC preference is to use separate 028 fields.

The complete songs of a composer published in four volumes by H. Litolff. Each volume bears a separate plate number, so enter:

028 2 0 2842 ǂb H. Litolff
028 2 0 2860 ǂb H. Litolff
028 2 0 3176 ǂb H. Litolff
028 2 0 3487 ǂb H. Litolff
500     Pl. no.: 2842/3487.

Previous practice was to use a single 028 field, separating each number with a comma and one space. OCLC preference is to use separate 028 fields.

Ranges of consecutive numbers in increments of one. Enter such numbers in one 028 field. Enter 2 hyphens ( -- ) between the first and last numbers. The system indexes each number in the range from the first to the last in increments of one, to a maximum of 20.

In a boxed set of three Electrola recordings with the serial numbers IC 063 30107, IC 063 30108, and IC 063 30109 on the discs, enter:

028 0 1 IC 063 30107--IC 063 30109 ǂb Electrola

If the consecutive numbers represent items that may be purchased separately, the pattern for nonconsecutive numbers may be followed, so enter:

028 3 0 3-6476 ǂb Schott
028 3 0 3-6477 ǂb Schott
500     Publisher's no.: 3-6476--3-6477.

Ranges of consecutive numbers in increments of more than one. Do not enter consecutive numbers as ranges if the increment exceeds one. The system indexes ranges in increments of one. If you enter such numbers as ranges, the system indexes them incorrectly, which may make them unretrievable. Enter such ranges in separate 028 fields.

If entered as a range, the set numbers 411-740-1, 411-741-1, and 411-742-1 (increments of 10) would be:

411-740-1--411-742-1

The system indexes them as 411-740-1, 411-740-2, etc. Therefore you must enter each number in a separate 028 field.

028 0 0 411-740-1 ǂb Argo
028 0 0 411-741-1 ǂb Argo
028 0 0 411-742-1 ǂb Argo
500     Argo: 411-740-1--411-742-1.

Boxed sets bearing set and individual numbers. Enter the set number first. Enter the individual disc numbers in parentheses in the same subfield.

If a London opera recording bears the set number, OSA 1150, and each disc bears a separate number, enter:

028 2 OSA 1150 (OS 11123--11125) ǂb London

Or enter the individual disc numbers in separate 028 fields. A Columbia recording of the ballet music of Aaron Copland bears the set number M3 31527. Each disc also bears a separate serial number, so enter:

028 0 0 M3 31527 (MS 6712, MS 6872, MS 7124) ǂb Columbia
028 0 0 MS 6712 ǂb Columbia
028 0 0 MS 6872 ǂb Columbia
028 0 0 MS 7124 ǂb Columbia

Variant forms of publisher number. If variant forms of a publisher number are found on a sound recording, its container, or other part, enter the numbers in separate 028 fields. Use 2nd indicator value or 3 and enter the note in field 500:

028 0 0 S-37337 ǂb Angel
028 0 0 DS-37337 ǂb Angel
500     Angel: S-37337 (on container: DS-37337).

If variant forms of a publisher number are found in different places on a score (cover, title page, first page of music, etc.), enter the numbers in separate 028 fields. Use 2nd indicator value or 3 and enter the note in field 500:

028 3 0 17 527 ǂb Universal Edition
028 3 0 ue 17 527 ǂb Universal Edition
500     Publisher's no.: Universal Edition Nr. 17 527 (on cover: ue 17 527).

Two or more distinct publisher's numbers. If two or more distinct publisher's numbers are on a sound recording, its container, or other part of the item, enter the numbers in separate 028 fields and in separate 500 field notes. Use 2nd indicator value or 3, and enter:

028 0 0 FSM 43721 ǂb Pape
028 0 0 POPR 790051 ǂb Pape
500     Pape: FSM 43721.
500     Pape: POPR 790051 (on container).

A set of scores and parts that bear separate plate or publisher's numbers. Enter each number in a separate 028 field. Use 2nd indicator value or 3. Enter the note in field 500:

028 2 0 M. B. 46 ǂb Breitkopf & Härtel
028 2 0 Wb. 1687 ǂb Breitkopf & Härtel
500     Pl. no.: M. B. 46 (score), Wb. 1687 (part).

Rare and specialized recordings. In field 028, you should enter the matrix number with the parenthetical (matrix) following each number:

028 1 2 BX 48754 (matrix)--BX 48755 (matrix) ǂb Brunswick

Linking related items. You may use field 028 to relate reissues to their original publications or to link various formats in which a recording is released.

A recording is issued on both disc and cassette. If the container of the cassette has the issue number for the disc, you may enter the disc number in an 028 field in the record for the cassette. For such reissued recordings enter:

028 2 0 WST 17035 ǂb Westminster
518     Recorded in Vienna in 1961, previously released as Westminster WST 17035.

Use field 028 to relate reissues or reprints to their original publications. For a score reprinted by Dover, enter:

028 2 0 B. & H. 8813 ǂb Breitkopf & Härtel
500     Reissued from Breitkopf & Härtel plates. Pl. no.: B. & H. 8813.
Validation

When you validate a record containing field 028 with a publisher number entered as a range, the system checks the following characteristics:

  • The two initial alphabetic characters. Both must be present and identical for the first and the last numbers in the range.
  • The second number. The second number must be higher than the first.
  • Parentheses around the numbers. Both parentheses must be present and in the correct order.

If the number violates any of these conditions, the system rejects it and displays an error message.

This page last revised: July 26, 2016