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590  Local Note (R)

Input Standards

Optional/Optional
1st Indicator  Privacy
blank character No information provided
0 Private
1 Not private
2nd Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards
‡a Local note (NR) Mandatory/Mandatory
‡3 Materials specified (NR) Optional/Optional
‡8 Field link and sequence number (R) Optional/Optional

Definition

A note of local interest. Field 590 is not part of the standard MARC21 format. Use field 590 for notes you judge to be inappropriate or unnecessary for the master record. Use for notes pertaining only to the copy of the item located in your institution (e.g., accessions information, local holdings, or receipt dates). Generally, use other note fields for notes applying to all copies of an item.

1st Indicator

Privacy.

 
blank character

No information provided. Fields with the first indicator blank ( blank character ) will not be retained in the master record, but will be included in the record displayed during the editing session, the exported record, the institution record, and the user's archive record.

 
0

Private. Fields with the first indicator 0 will not be retained in the master record or institution records, but will be included in the exported record and the user's archive record. Note: If field 590 is coded with 1st indicator 0, the field is visible in the displayed record only during the session in which it was input.

 
1

Not private. Fields with the first indicator 1 will be retained in the record displayed during the editing session, the exported record, the institution record, and the user's archive record.

2nd Indicator

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

blank character

Undefined

Subfields

 
‡a Local note

The entire text of the note.

590     Bound with the author's A Connecticut yankee in King Arthur's court.
590     Copy 2 autographed by composer.
590     Data set name: MACPEE.
590     Labels reversed on library's copy.
590     Library's copy imperfect: record 2 missing.
590     Library's copy imperfect: upper left corner missing.
590     Library's copy lacks Appendicies, pages 245-260.
590     Library's set lacks sheets 9-13.
590     Library's copy lacks slide 4.
590     Purchase price: $325.00, 1980 August.
590     Reference card lacking.
590     Tipped in the author's A Connecticut yankee in King Arthur's court.
‡3 Materials specified

For information about subfield ‡3, see Control Subfields.

‡8 Field link and sequence number

For information about subfield ‡8, see Control Subfields.

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