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511  Participant or Performer Note (R)

Record Type


Input Standards

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
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.

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

This page last revised: April 15, 2019