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8xx Fields

8xx Introduction

8xx fields

Use fields 800, 810, and 811 for series access points in name/title form. Use field 830 for series added access points in title form.

Use fields 841, 843, 845, 853, 854, 855, 863, 864, 865, 866, 867, 868, 876, 877, and 878 to record holdings information. When these fields are entered in a bibliographic record, they are not retained. When these fields are entered in local holdings records (LHRs), they are retained. For information on holdings fields, see 84x-87x Holdings Data.

Use fields 850, 851, 852, and 856 to record physical, holdings, or electronic location. Field 850 contains minimal holdings location data. Field 851 is obsolete in MARC 21 but remains valid for use in WorldCat. Field 852 contains more extensive holdings location data. Field 856 covers information about the location of electronic resources.

Use field 880 contains non-Latin script. The 880 field tag does not appear in OCLC online displays. Instead, the content of field 880, with the exception of subfield ǂ6, displays with the tag of the associated field.

Fields 882, 883, 884, 885, 886, and 887 are generally used for administrative information described in this document. Fields 883 and 884 are machine-generated fields and are not manually added.

Use field 891 for publication patterns for serials.

Use fields 896, 897, 898, and 899 for series access points not supported by cataloging instructions. These local fields do not remain in the WorldCat record but are retained in exported records and records delivered via other services.

For information on current cataloging, see Verifying access points in section 2.2, Creating Bibliographic Records.

For information on retrospective cataloging, see Verifying access points in section 2.3, Transcribing Cataloging Copy.


For more information, including content designator history, see MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data, 80x-83x and 841-88x.

This page last revised: January 14, 2021