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586  Awards Note (R)

Record Type


Input Standards

Field (Full/Minimal)
1st Indicator  Display constant controller
blank character Awards
8 No display constant generated
2nd Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards (Full/Minimal)
ǂa Awards note (NR) Mandatory/Mandatory
ǂ3 Materials specified (NR) Optional/Optional
ǂ6 Linkage (NR) System supplied/System supplied
ǂ8 Field link and sequence number (R) Optional/Optional


A note about the awards associated with the item. Do not enter punctuation at the end of the field unless the last word in the field is an abbreviation, letter, or data that ends with a mark of punctuation.

For information on punctuation, see the Punctuation section below.

1st Indicator

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

blank character

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


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



ǂa Awards note

The entire text of the note.

586     Caldecott Medal, 1979
586     National Book Award, 1981
586     Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction, 1981
586 8   "Emmy Award for Best Classical Program in the Performing Arts, 1980/81"
ǂ3 Materials specified

For information about subfield ǂ3, see Control Subfields.

586     ǂ3 Tempest fantasy ǂa Pulitzer prize in music, 2004
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:

  • Optionally, follow an initial subfield ǂ3 by a colon-space or a space-colon-space if following an open date
  • Include incidental punctuation needed within any subfields, e.g., commas, periods (following abbreviations or initials), etc.
  • Omit the terminal period at the end of the field unless the last word is an abbreviation or initial
586     ǂ3 Tempest fantasy: ǂa Pulitzer prize in music, 2004

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

586     ǂ3 Tempest fantasy ǂa Pulitzer prize in music, 2004

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


For indexing and searching information, see Searching WorldCat Indexes, field 586.


For more information, including content designator history, see MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data, field 586.

This page last revised: December 23, 2022