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581  Publications About Described Materials Note (R)

Record Type


Input Standards

1st Indicator  Display constant controller
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2nd Indicator  Undefined
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Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards
ǂa Publications about described materials note (NR) Mandatory/Mandatory
ǂz International Standard Book Number (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂ3 Materials specified (NR) Optional/Optional
ǂ6 Linkage (NR) System supplied/System supplied
ǂ8 Field link and sequence number (R) Optional/Optional


A note for the citation of, or information about, a publication based on the analysis, study, or use of the materials. Use field 581 also for citations to published sources, such as collection or exhibition catalogs, that contain photocopies or reproductions of items.

Use field 556 if the note is about the documentation of a file.

1st Indicator

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

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


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.

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ǂa Publications about described materials note

The citation or information about a publication that is a study or analysis of the described materials.

581     Converse, Philip E., Aage R. Clausen, and Warren E. Miller. "Electoral myth and reality: the 1964 election." American Political Science Review, 59 (June 1965).
581     Levine, Lawrence W. "William Shakespeare and the American people: A study in cultural transformation." American Historical Review, 89 (February 1984).
581 8   Inventory of American sculpture: photocopy. 1982.
581 8   Reproduction: Antiques, June 1952, p. 76.
581 8   The adjusted 1970 numbers are used as a basis for the annual county population estimates published in Current Population Reports Series, P-26 and P-25.
ǂz International Standard Book Number

For information about subfield ǂz, see Control Subfields.

581     Newton, Wesley Phillips. The perilous sky : U.S. aviation diplomacy and Latin America, 1919-1931. Coral Gables, Fla. : University of Miami Press, ©1978. ǂz 0870242989
ǂ3 Materials specified

For information about subfield ǂ3, see Control Subfields.

581     ǂ3 Preliminary report ǂa "A general crop growth model for simulating impacts of gaseous effluents from geothermal technologies." Kercher, J.R. UCRL-81014, 1978.
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 581 is not indexed.

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