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500  General Note (R)

       

Input Standards

Required if applicable/Optional
1st Indicator  Undefined
blank character  Undefined
2nd Indicator  Undefined
blank character  Undefined
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards 
‡a General note (NR) Mandatory/Mandatory
‡3 Materials specified (NR) Optional/Optional
‡5 Institution to which field applies (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable




Definition

A note that provides general information for which a specialized note field (i.e., a specific 5xx field) has not been defined. Use for the following kinds of notes:
 
  • Bibliographic history
  • Physical description enhancements
  • Program notes
  • Series statements that cannot be accommodated in 4xx Fields
  • Translation notes

If you are cataloging rare and special collection materials, use field 500 for copy- or institution-specific notes having scholarly or artistic value beyond the local institution. See section 3.8, " Copy- or Institution-Specific Notes and Added Entries," for more information. If the note is about other types of copy-specific and local notes, use field 590 (Local Note) or field 599 (Differentiable Local Note).

1st Indicator

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

2nd Indicator

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

Subfields

 
‡a General note   A note that provides general information for which a specialized note field (i.e., a specific 5xx field) has not been defined.
500     Caption title.
500     Formerly known as: The unidentified soldier.
500     Imprint stamped on verso of t.p.
500     Includes index.
500     Many items are stamped "impounded."
500     Program notes by Phillip Ramey on album.
500     Recast in bronze from artist's plaster original of 1903.
500     Source of data: Survey of Consumer Finances, conducted form 1946-1971, by the Economic Behavior Prog., Survey Research Center, University of Michigan.
500     Slides in pocket.
500     Subsequent publishers: William M. Swain & Co., 1857-64; George W. Childs, 1864. Cf. Pa. Hist. Commission. A checklist of Pa. newspapers.
500     "The first American Jewish weekly of its kind"--The Jewish encyclopedia, v. 8.
500     Three-dimensional film: Natural vision.
500     Translated from German.
500     Vols. for 1954- by H. S. Olson.
‡3 Materials specified   The part of the described materials to which the field applies.
‡5 Institution to which field applies   A code of the institution or organization that holds the copy to which the field applies. Use for notes that do not apply to the universal description of the item. See MARC Code List for Organizations ( http://www.loc.gov/marc/organizations/orgshome.html) or Symbols and Interlibrary Loan Policies in Canada ( http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/6/16/s16-202-e.html).
500     From the papers of the Chase family. ‡5 DLC
500     [Library's] copy has book plate of the Benedictine Monastery in Grafschaft; inscribed by Thomas Jefferson. ‡5 DLC
500     Plates 4, 5, and 9 are wanting. ‡5 DLC
500     Separately cataloged after vol. for 1972. ‡5 DLC
500     University Library's copy has ms. notes by author on endpapers. ‡5 OU

Printing

Field 500 prints as a note. Subfield ‡3 prints in the order found in the record. Subfield ‡5 does not print. See " 5xx Introduction" for more information.

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