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388  Time Period of Creation (R)

Record Type

BIB

Input Standards

Required if applicable/Optional
1st Indicator  Type of time period
blank character No information provided
1 Creation of work
2 Creation of aggregate work
2nd Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards
ǂa Time period of creation term (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂ0 Authority record control number (R) Optional/Optional
ǂ1 Real World Object URI (R) Optional/Optional
ǂ2 Source of term (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂ3 Materials specified (NR) Optional/Optional
ǂ6 Linkage (NR) System supplied/System supplied
ǂ8 Field link and sequence number (R) Optional/Optional

Definition

The time period of creation or origin of the work or expression (including aggregate works), or of the works or expressions contained in an aggregation.

For information on punctuation, see the Punctuation section below.

1st Indicator

Type of time period.

 
blank character

No information provided

1

Creation of work. The time period of creation or origin of the work/expression, or of the components of an aggregate work/expression.

046     ǂk 07uu/1100 ǂ2 edtf
245 0 0 Beowulf
388 1   Eighth century ǂa Eleventh century ǂ2 lcsh
[A work originally written between the 8th and 11th centuries A.D.]
046     ǂo -07uu/-05uu ǂp 06uu ǂ2 edtf
245 0 0 Broken laughter : ǂb select fragments of Greek comedy
388 1   Middle Ages ǂ2 lcsh
[An aggregation of ancient Greek fragments, the dates of which could range from the 8th-6th centuries B.C. to the 7th century A.D.]
2

Creation of aggregate work. The time period of creation or origin of an aggregate work/expression.

046     ǂk 1985 ǂl 9999 ǂo 1801 ǂp 1899
245 0 0 Nineteenth century English drama
388 1   Nineteenth century ǂ2 lcsh
388 2   Twentieth century ǂa Twenty-first century ǂ2 lcsh
[A set of English drama originally created from 1800-1899 and aggregated in a microform set beginning in 1985]

2nd Indicator

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

 
blank character

Undefined

Subfields

 
ǂa Time period of a creation term

A term that indicates the time period of creation or origin of the work/expression (including aggregate works), or of the works or expressions contained in an aggregation.

046     ǂk 1980 ǂo 1781 ǂp 1791
100 1   Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, ǂd 1756-1791
245 1 4 Die grossen Opern
388 1   1781-1791 ǂ2 fast
388 1   Eighteenth century ǂ2 fast
388 2   1980 ǂ2 fast
[An aggregate work released in 1980, containing the individual works that were created from 1781-1791]
ǂ0 Authority record control number

For information about subfield ǂ0, see Control Subfields.

ǂ1 Real World Object URI

For information about subfield ǂ1, see Control Subfields.

ǂ2 Source of term

For information about subfield ǂ2, see Control Subfields and Temporal Term Source Codes.

ǂ3 Number of performers of the same medium

For information about subfield ǂ3, see Control Subfields.

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 or omitting 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
  • Omit the terminal period at the end of the field unless the last word is an abbreviation or initial
388 1   Eighth century ǂa Eleventh century ǂ2 lcsh

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

Indexing

For indexing and searching information, see Searching WorldCat Indexes, field 388.

This page last revised: September 20, 2019