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521  Target Audience Note (R)

Input Standards

Optional/Optional
1st Indicator  Display constant controller
blank character Audience
0 Reading grade level
1 Interest age level
2 Interest grade level
3 Special audience characteristics
4 Motivation/interest level
8 No display constant generated
2nd Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards
ǂa Target audience note (R) Mandatory/Mandatory
ǂb Source (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂ3 Materials specified (NR) Optional/Optional

Definition

A note about the target audience for the described material. Use primarily when the contents of an item are considered appropriate for a specific audience or intellectual level (e.g., elementary school students). Use to record interest and motivation levels and special learner characteristics.

Record information about the target audience and/or intellectual level also in the fixed-field element Audn. If both reading grade and interest age or interest grade level information are present, enter codes in Audn based on the interest age or interest grade level information. If a computer file or visual materials record has both reading grade and interest age or interest grade level information present in 521 fields, fixed-field element Audn is coded based on the interest age information.

Use field 506 if the note is about restrictions on access.

1st Indicator

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

 
blank character

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

 
0

Reading grade level. The data in subfield ǂa pertains to the grade level at which the item is meant to be read. Use to generate the display constant Reading grade level:.

521 0   3.1.
[The reading level is for the first month of the third grade]
 
1

Interest age level. The data in subfield ǂa pertains to the age level at which the item will most likely be of interest. Use to generate the display constant Interest age level:.

521 1   008-012.
[The item is of interest to those aged 8-12]
 
2

Interest grade level. The data in subfield ǂa pertains to the grade level at which the item will most likely be of interest. Use to generate the display constant Interest grade level:.

521 2   7 & up.
[The item is of interest to those in the seventh grade and up]
 
3

Special audience characteristics. The data in subfield ǂa pertains to special characteristics of the audience to which the item will most likely be of interest. Use to generate the display constant Special audience characteristics:.

521 3   Vision impaired ǂa fine motor skills impaired ǂa audio learner ǂb LENOCA.
[The item is of interest to vision and fine motor skills impaired audio learners]
 
4

Motivation/interest level. The data in subfield ǂa pertains to the motivation and/or interest level of the audience for which the item is best suited. Use to generate the display constant Motivation/interest level:.

521 4   Highly motivated ǂa high interest ǂb LENOCA.
[The item is appropriate for highly motivated, highly interested audio learners]
 
8

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

2nd Indicator

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

blank character

Undefined

Subfields

 
ǂa Target audience note

The entire text of the note.

521     Program designed for geographers, planners, geologists, meteorologists and others who have a professional interest in analyzing spatial data.
521     Clinical students and postgraduate house officers.
521     Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, G-Division, Physics Department.
521     Junior high school through college students and adults.
521 3   Tactile learner ǂa discalculia ǂb Center for Disabilities.
521 8   For remedial reading programs.
521 8   MPAA rating: R.
521 8   "Roman Catholics."
ǂb Source

The name or abbreviation of the agency or entity assigning the information.

521 2   K-3. ǂb Follett Library Book Company.
521 3   Visually impaired ǂb LENOCA.
ǂ3 Materials specified

For information about subfield ǂ3, see Control Subfields.

521     ǂ3 Annual reports ǂa Congressional Oversight Committee.
521     ǂ3 Daily Intelligence Summary ǂa President of the United States, F.E.O.
521     ǂ3 Films ǂa Trainees.
521     ǂ3 Photographs ǂa General public.
521 3   ǂ3 Puzzles ǂa Tactile learner.

Indexing

For indexing and searching information, see Searching WorldCat Indexes, field 521.

This page last revised: August 22, 2016