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08. Fields 5XX – Note Fields – bibliographic and holdings format

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  • Cells marked with yellow are defined in the CBS MARC 21 format. These tags are "active", i.e. they can be used. So, tags marked with yellow are defined in the CBS MARC 21 format.
  • Cells marked with green are defined in the CBS MARC 21 format. These tags are extensions, i.e. these are not part of to the Library of Congress and the OCLC (WorldCat) format. So, tags marked with green are defined in the CBS MARC 21 format.
  • Cells with no color. These tags are "reserved" CBS MARC 21 tags; thus, these are non-existing tags now – for the main/master level, the local (LBD) and copy (LHR) level. These tags are only reserved for potential future use. Tags marked with no color may not be used in the CBS MARC 21 format now. So, when we need an extension of the CBS MARC 21 format or a new tag is defined by the MAC (MARC Advisory Committee), we already know what the CBS MARC 21 and CBS MARC 21 PICA+ tags will be.
  • Tag descriptions marked with purple are specific OCLC MARC 21 (WorldCat) tags.


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M21 tag Description CBS MARC tag - main/master level PICA+ tag -main/master level CBS MARC tag -
local level
PICA+ tag -
local level
CBS MARC 21 tag -
copy level
PICA+ tag -
copy level
500 General Note M500 060A L500 160A C500 260A
501 With Note M501 060B L501 160B C501 260B
502 Dissertation Note M502 060C L502 160C C502 260C
503 Bibliographic History Note (BK, CF, MU) [OBSOLETE, 1993] M503 060D L503 160D C503 260D
504 Bibliography, etc. Note M504 060E L504 160E C504 260E
505 Formatted Contents Note M505 060F L505 160F C505 260F
506 Restrictions on Access Note M506 060G L506 160G C506 260G
507 Scale Note for Graphic Material M507 060H L507 160H C507 260H
508 Creation/Production Credits Note M508 060I L508 160I C508 260I
509   M509 060J L509 160J C509 260J
510 Citation/References Note M510 060K L510 160K C510 260K
511 Participant or Performer Note M511 060L L511 160L C511 260L
512 Earlier or Later Volumes Separately Cataloged Note (SE) [OBSOLETE, 1990] M512 060M L512 160M C512 260M
513 Type of Report and Period Covered Note M513 060N L513 160N C513 260N
514 Data Quality Note M514 060O L514 160O C514 260O
515 Numbering Peculiarities Note M515 060P L515 160P C515 260P
516 Type of Computer File or Data Note M516 060Q L516 160Q C516 260Q
517 Categories of Films Note (Archival) (VM) [OBSOLETE, 1985] M517 060R L517 160R C517 260R
518 Date/Time and Place of an Event Note M518 060S L518 160S C518 260S
519   M519 060T L519 160T C519 260T
520 Summary, etc. M520 060U L520 160U C520 260U
521 Target Audience Note M521 060V L521 160V C521 260V
522 Geographic Coverage Note M522 060W L522 160W C522 260W
523 Time Period of Content Note (CF) [OBSOLETE, 1993] M523 060X L523 160X C523 260X
524 Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note M524 060Y L524 160Y C524 260Y
525 Supplement Note M525 060Z L525 160Z C525 260Z
526 Study Program Information Note M526 061A L526 161A C526 261A
527 Censorship Note (VM) [OBSOLETE, 1990] M527 061B L527 161B C527 261B
528   M528 061C L528 161C C528 261C
529   M529 061D L529 161D C529 261D
530 Additional Physical Form Available Note M530 061E L530 161E C530 261E
531   M531 061F L531 161F C531 261F
532 Accessibility Note M532 061G L532 161G C532 261G
533 Reproduction Note M533 061H L533 161H C533 261H
534 Original Version Note M534 061I L534 161I C534 261I
535 Location of Originals/Duplicates Note M535 061J L535 161J C535 261J
536 Funding Information Note M536 061K L536 161K C536 261K
537 Source of Data Note (CF) [OBSOLETE, 1993] M537 061L L537 161L C537 261L
538 System Details Note M538 061M L538 161M C538 261M
539 Fixed-Length Data Elements of Reproduction Note M539 061N L539 161N C539 261N
540 Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note M540 061O L540 161O C540 261O
541 Immediate Source of Acquisition Note M541 061P L541 161P C541 261P
542 Information Relating to Copyright Status M542 061Q L542 161Q C542 261Q
543 Solicitation Information Note [OBSOLETE, 1983] [USMARC only, AM] M543 061R L543 161R C543 261R
544 Location of Other Archival Materials Note M544 061S L544 161S C544 261S
545 Biographical or Historical Data M545 061T L545 161T C545 261T
546 Language Note M546 061U L546 161U C546 261U
547 Former Title Complexity Note M547 061V L547 161V C547 261V
548   M548 061W L548 161W C548 261W
549   M549 061X L549 161X C549 261X
550 Issuing Body Note M550 061Y L550 161Y C550 261Y
551   M551 061Z L551 161Z C551 261Z
552 Entity and Attribute Information Note M552 062A L552 162A C552 262A
553   M553 062B L553 162B C553 262B
554   M554 062C L554 162C C554 262C
555 Cumulative Index/Finding Aids Note M555 062D L555 162D C555 262D
556 Information About Documentation Note M556 062E L556 162E C556 262E
557   M557 062F L557 162F C557 262F
558   M558 062G L558 162G C558 262G
559   M559 062H L559 162H C559 262H
560   M560 062I L560 162I C560 262I
561 Ownership and Custodial History M561 062J L561 162J C561 262J
562 Copy and Version Identification Note M562 062K L562 162K C562 262K
563 Binding Information M563 062L L563 162L C563 262L
564   M564 062M L564 162M C564 262M
565 Case File Characteristics Note M565 062N L565 162N C565 262N
566   M566 062O L566 162O C566 262O
567 Methodology Note M567 062P L567 162P C567 262P
568   M568 062Q L568 162Q C568 262Q
569   M569 062R L569 162R C569 262R
570 Editor Note (SE) [OBSOLETE, 1990] M570 062S L570 162S C570 262S
571   M571 062T L571 162T C571 262T
572   M572 062U L572 162U C572 262U
573   M573 062V L573 162V C573 262V
574   M574 062W L574 162W C574 262W
575   M575 062X L575 162X C575 262X
576   M576 062Y L576 162Y C576 262Y
577   M577 062Z L577 162Z C577 262Z
578   M578 063A L578 163A C578 263A
579   M579 063B L579 163B C579 263B
580 Linking Entry Complexity Note M580 063C L580 163C C580 263C
581 Publications About Described Materials Note M581 063D L581 163D C581 263D
582 Related Computer Files Note (CF) [OBSOLETE, 1993] M582 063E L582 163E C582 263E
583 Action Note M583 063F L583 163F C583 263F
584 Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note M584 063G L584 163G C584 263G
585 Exhibitions Note M585 063H L585 163H C585 263H
586 Awards Note M586 063I L586 163I C586 263I
587   M587 063J L587 163J C587 263J
588 Source of Description Note M588 063K L588 163K C588 263K
589   M589 063L L589 163L C589 263L
590 Local Note / Local Note1 M590 063M L590 163M C590 263M
591 Local Note M591 063N L591 163N C591 263N
592 Local Note M592 063O L592 163O C592 263O
593 Local Note M593 063P L593 163P C593 263P
594 Local Note M594 063Q L594 163Q C594 263Q
595 Local Note M595 063R L595 163R C595 263R
596 Local Note M596 063S L596 163S C596 263S
597 Local Note M597 063T L597 163T C597 263T
598 Local Note M598 063U L598 163U C598 263U
599 Local Note / Differentiable Local Note2 M599 063V L599 163V C599 263V


1. In the OCLC MARC 21 format, this tag has been defined on master/main and LBD level; in the CBS MARC 21 format, this is a local field.
2. In the OCLC MARC 21 format, this tag has been defined on master/main and LBD level; in the CBS MARC 21 format, this is a local field.