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500  General Note (R)

       

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ǂa General note (NR) Mandatory/Mandatory
ǂ3 Materials specified (NR) Optional/Optional
ǂ5 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

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).

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Subfields

 
ǂa 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 title page.
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 Program, Survey Research Center, University of Michigan.
500     Slides in pocket.
500     "The first American Jewish weekly of its kind"--The Jewish encyclopedia, volume 8.
500     Three-dimensional film: Natural vision.
500     Volumes for 1954- by H.S. Olson.
ǂ3 Materials specified

For information about subfield ǂ3, see Control Subfields.

500     ǂ3 2006- : ǂa An annual summary of the State's economic geology.
500     ǂ3 Cotsen copy: ǂa Published plain red wrappers with first and last leaves pasted to interior wrappers. ǂ5 NjP
500     ǂ3 Papers documenting work of Pierre Clavel: ǂa Physical location: Boxes 1-12.
500     ǂ3 Abstracts: ǂa Gift of R. Winthrop, 1883.
500     ǂ3 Diaries: ǂa Bequest of Harris estate.
ǂ5 Institution to which field applies

For information about subfield ǂ5, see Control Subfields.

500     From the papers of the Chase family. ǂ5 DLC
500     Library's copy has book plate of the Benedictine Monastery in Grafschaft; inscribed by Thomas Jefferson. ǂ5 DLC
500     Plates 4, 5, and 9 are wanting. ǂ5 DLC
500     Separately cataloged after volume for 1972. ǂ5 DLC
500     University Library's copy has manuscript notes by author on endpapers. ǂ5 OU

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