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099  Local Free-Text Call Number (R)

 

Input Standards

Optional/Optional
1st Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
2nd Indicator  Source of call number
blank character No value assigned
0 LC
1 DDC
9 Local class scheme
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards
ǂa Classification number (R) Mandatory/Mandatory
ǂe Feature heading (NR) Optional/Optional
ǂf Filing suffix (NR) Optional/Optional

Definition

OCLC defined field for local use. The local free-text call numbers that are based on a unique local system.

You may also use field 099 for other call numbers that cannot be formatted for label printing in the appropriate call number field. For example, use field 099 to format a government document number to print on two or more lines of a label. If you are creating new records, use the appropriate field for call numbers, e.g., field 050 or field 086, even if you repeat the same number in field 099 for label printing. When using any of the four label formats associated with the OCLC Cataloging Label Program, there is a limit of eight characters per line for a spine label. Any characters beyond the eighth will automatically wrap around to the next line unless you insert a subfield ǂa to break a line at a point you choose.

Field 099 does not remain in the master record. It is retained in exported records and records delivered via other services.

1st Indicator

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

blank character

Undefined

2nd Indicator

Source of call number. A value that indicates from which source a call number is assigned.

 
blank character

No value assigned

 
0

LC. The source of the call number is Library of Congress.

 
1

DDC. The source of the call number is Dewey Decimal Classification.

 
9

Local class scheme. The source of the call number is a local class scheme.

Subfields

 
ǂa Classification number

Use a separate subfield ǂa for each call number segment or line. You may use any combination of letters, numerals, punctuation, and special signs or symbols in subfield ǂa. You cannot include a blank line within a local free-text call number. There is a limit of eight characters per line for a spine label. Any characters beyond the eighth will automatically wrap around to the next line unless you insert a subfield ǂa to break a line at a point you choose.

099   1 929 ǂa .5097742 ǂa D59
     

Label prints as:

      929
      .5097742
      D59
099   9 WA ǂa 540 ǂa AA1 ǂa C66b ǂa 1973
     

Label prints as:

      WA
      540
      AA1
      C66b
      1973
099   9 audiovisual ǂa no. 12
     

Label prints as:

      audiovis
      ual
      no. 12
099   1 audio- ǂa visual ǂa no. 12
     

Label prints as:

      audio-
      visual
      no. 12
ǂe Feature heading

A feature heading from a classified catalog. A feature heading is the verbal part of a subject classification scheme, sometimes used to specify a subject for which there is no exact notation in the scheme. Data in subfield ǂe display in label displays as if they were in subfield ǂa. There is a limit of eight characters per line for a spine label. Any characters beyond the eighth will automatically wrap around to the next line unless you insert a subfield to break a line at a point you choose. Because subfield ǂe is not repeatable, use multiple subfields ǂa rather than subfield ǂe to break up a string longer than eight characters.

099   1 822.912 ǂe Shaw
     

Label prints as:

      822.912
      Shaw
099     F ǂa 495 ǂa .J3 ǂe 1800-1810
     

Label prints as:

      F
      495
      .J3
      1800-181
      0
099   0 F ǂa 495 ǂa .J3 ǂa 1800- ǂa 1810
     

Label prints as:

      F
      495
      .J3
      1800-
      1810
099   1 070.4 ǂe Journalism
     

Label prints as:

      070.4
      Journali
      sm
099   1 070.4 ǂa Journal- ǂa ism
     

Label prints as:

      070.4
      Journal-
      ism
ǂf Filing suffix

A filing suffix from a classified catalog. A filing suffix often consists of the first three or four characters of the author's surname or the title, allowing resources within the same class to be arranged alphabetically. Data in subfield ǂf display in label displays as if they were in subfield ǂa. There is a limit of eight characters per line for a spine label. Any characters beyond the eighth will automatically wrap around to the next line unless you insert a subfield to break a line at a point you choose. Because subfield ǂf is not repeatable, use multiple subfields ǂa rather than subfield ǂf to break up a string longer than eight characters.

099     WF ǂa 310 ǂf ZWE
     

Label prints as:

      WF
      310
      ZWE
099   1 491.44 ǂf MOJ
     

Label prints as:

      491.44
      MOJ

Indexing

For indexing and searching information, see Searching WorldCat Indexes, field 099.

This page last revised: August 19, 2016