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257  Country of Producing Entity  (R)

Record Type

BIB

Input Standards

Optional/Optional
1st Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
2nd Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards
ǂa Country of producing entity (R) Mandatory/Mandatory
ǂ0 Authority record control number or standard number (R) Optional/Optional
ǂ1 Real World Object URI (R) Optional/Optional
ǂ2 Source (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂ6 Linkage (NR) System supplied/System supplied
ǂ8 Field link and sequence number (R) Optional/Optional

Definition

Name or abbreviation of the name of the countries, areas, etc., where the principal offices of the producing entities of a resource are located. Entities in this instance are the production companies or individual named in the statement of responsibility in field 245 subfield ǂc. The inclusion of countries, areas, etc., in this field does not express any opinion concerning the legal status of the entity.

MARC 21 records cataloged according to Archival Moving Image Materials have the full form of the name of the countries in field 257.

For information on punctuation, see the Punctuation section below.

1st Indicator

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

blank character

Undefined

2nd Indicator

Undefined. The 2nd indicator position is undefined and contains a blank.

blank character

Undefined

Subfields

 
ǂa Country of producing entity

Name or abbreviation of the name of the countries, areas, etc., where the principal offices of the producing entities of a resource are located.

257     United States
257     Spain ǂa Italy ǂa Austria
257     [Place of publication not identified]
257     France ǂa Germany ǂa Italy ǂ2 naf
257     United States ǂ2 naf
257     Italy ǂ2 naf
257     Italy ǂa France
500     Avers Film has separate offices in Italy and France
ǂ0 Authority record control number or standard number

For information about subfield ǂ0, see Control Subfields.

ǂ1 Real World Object URI

For information about subfield ǂ1, see Control Subfields.

ǂ2 Source

MARC code that identifies the source of the term in subfield ǂa. See Subject Heading and Term Source Codes.

ǂ6 Linkage

Data that link fields when non-Latin script is entered. This subfield is system supplied and does not appear in OCLC online displays. Do not add subfield ǂ6. For more information about subfield ǂ6, see Control Subfields.

ǂ8 Field link and sequence number

For information about subfield ǂ8, see Control Subfields.

Punctuation

For records containing punctuation, follow these instructions:

  • Include incidental punctuation needed within any subfields, e.g., commas, periods (following abbreviations or initials), etc.
  • Omit punctuation preceding each subfield unless the preceding subfield ends with an ellipsis, exclamation point, hyphen, period (following an abbreviation or initial), question mark, closing bracket, or closing parenthesis
  • Optionally, add a terminal period at the end of the field, i.e., before the first of any numeric control subfields, unless the last subfield ends with an ellipsis, exclamation point, hyphen, period (following an abbreviation or initial), question mark, closing bracket, or closing parenthesis
257     France ǂa Switzerland. ǂ2 naf

For records containing minimal or no punctuation, include incidental punctuation needed within any subfields. Otherwise, omit the punctuation outlined above.

257     France ǂa Switzerland ǂ2 naf

For more information on punctuation, including OCLC policy, see section 2.8, Punctuation.

Indexing

For indexing and searching information, see Searching WorldCat Indexes, field 257.

This page last revised: September 12, 2019