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547  Former Title Complexity Note (R)

Record Type


Input Standards

Required if applicable/Required if applicable
1st Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
2nd Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards
ǂa Former title complexity note (NR) Mandatory/Mandatory
ǂ6 Linkage (NR) System supplied/System supplied
ǂ8 Field link and sequence number (R) Optional/Optional


A note that expresses a complex relationship between varying titles whenever an intelligible note cannot be system generated from the data in field 247. Field 547 is used in latest entry and integrated entry catalog records, S/L codes 1 and 2, respectively. Field 547 is not used in successive entry cataloging. Former titles proper may also be recorded in field 247.

1st Indicator

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

blank character


2nd Indicator

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

blank character



ǂa Former title complexity note

The entire text of the note.

245 0 0 Printing trades blue book.
250     Metropolitan edition, greater New York and New Jersey.
247 1 1 Printing trades blue book. ǂp New York edition ǂf 1916
547     Edition varies: 1916, New York edition.
247 1 1 Notizie del mondo ǂf 1716?-1858
247 1 1 Annuario pontifico ǂf 1860-71, 1912-
247 1 1 Gerarchia cattolica ǂf 1872-1911
547     Title varies: 1716?-1858, Notizie del mondo; 1860-71, 1912- Annuario pontifico (1872-1911, Gerarchia cattolica)
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.


Field 547 is not indexed.

This page last revised: April 15, 2019