511  Participant or Performer Note (R)

Record Type


Input Standards

Field (Full/Minimal)
Required if applicable/Optional
1st Indicator  Display constant controller
0 No display constant generated
1 Cast
2nd Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards (Full/Minimal)
ǂa Participant or performer note (NR) Mandatory/Mandatory
ǂ6 Linkage (NR) System supplied/System supplied
ǂ8 Field link and sequence number (R) Optional/Optional


A note about the participants, players, narrators, presenters or performers.

For information on punctuation, see the Punctuation section below.

1st Indicator

Display constant controller. A value that controls the generation of a display constant preceding the note.


No display constant generated. The value that specifies that a display constant is not generated.

511 0   Comedy skits performed by Second City

Cast. The value that generates the display constant Cast:.

511 1   Anne Baxter (Louise), Maria Perschy (Angela), Gustavo Rojo (Bill), Reginald Gilliam (Mr. Johnson), [Catherine Elliot?] (Aunt Sallie), Ben Tatar (waiter), Patty Duke (narrator)

2nd Indicator

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

blank character



ǂa Participant or performer note

The entire text of the note.

511 0   Ambrosian Singers, with instrumental ensemble ; Denis Stevens, conductor
511 0   Anchor, Dan Rather
511 0   Hosted by Hugh Downs
511 0   Marshall Moss, violin ; Neil Roberts, harpsichord
511 0   Narrator: Burl Ives
511 0   Presenter: Alfred Hitchcock
511 1   Prunella Scales (Helena), Van McKellen (Lysander), Miles Malleson (Quince) and the Marlowe Dramatic Society
511 0   Voices: Peter Ustinov, Cloris Leachman, Sally Kellerman, Andy Devine
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 manually 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.


For records containing punctuation, follow these instructions:

  • Include incidental and ISBD punctuation needed within any subfields, e.g., commas, periods (following abbreviations or initials), etc.
  • Optionally, add a terminal period at the end of the field unless the last subfield ends with an ellipsis or period (following an abbreviation or initial)
511 0   Julie Rosenfeld, violin ; Peter Miyamoto, piano.

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

511 0   Julie Rosenfeld, violin ; Peter Miyamoto, piano

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


For indexing and searching information, see Searching WorldCat Indexes, field 511.


For more information, including content designator history, see MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data, field 511.