Last Updated On July 08, 2019
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Revised 12/2017

General

Notes

  • Information to fill out a bibliographic record can be taken from the entire resource.  Use square brackets only for information taken from outside the resource.  **This is a change from AACR2 (former cataloging code)
  • Each subfield must be bracketed separately.
  • Transcription plays a much larger role.
  • In general, abbreviations are spelled out in RDA except for units of measurement.
  • Subfield a (|a) is assumed in Sierra and therefore not shown
  • Click on Tools/MARC tag info when editing a bibliographic record in Sierra for more information on tags, indicators, and subfields
  • Starred (*) fields are considered core elements (must be included if applicable).  Records brought in through Z39.50 must include these core elements.

Punctuation

  • Most fields end with a period or other mark of punctuation
  • Always end with a period (regardless of other marks of punctuation)
    • 245, 250, 590
  • Do not end with a period
    • 007, 008, 010, 020, 028, 040, 082, 246, 264 _4 (copyright statement), 336-338, 34x, 38x, 490, 510, 586
  • Click on the following link from Minitex to find more detailed punctuation tips, Punctuation cheat sheet

Sierra Fixed Fields

  • Fill in all the fixed fields
  • Double-click within a field to find the codes used to fill in the appropriate fields
  • LANG should match Language in the 008 field
  • Enter “t” for today’s date in the CAT DATE field
  • Fill in the appropriate cataloging code in the CATCODES field.  All libraries should be entering “o” for short order bibliographic records or “s” for short bibliographic records when creating bibliographic records
  • The SKIP digit should match the 245 second indicator.  This is used to tell the computer where to start indexing the title
  • BIB LVL should be “m” for monograph unless it is a serial record (used when a resource is published continuously or in several issues/editions)
  • COUNTRY should match the first 264 |a for place of publication
  • Fill in your library’s two letter location code
  • Fill in the format code (“g” for game disc/cartridge)

*MARC Leader

  • The leader is the first field of a MARC record.  It has 24 character positions (00-23).  It consists of data elements that contain numbers or coded values that provide information for processing the record.
  • When cursor is in the leader, press Ctrl plus “r” simultaneously to expand (or collapse) the field or right-click and select Expand or Collapse field
  • Rec Type (type of record) should be coded “m” for computer file
  • Cat Form (descriptive cataloging form) should be coded “a” for AACR2 records or “i” for RDA records.

001-099 Fields

001  Control Number

    • This field is used for the OCLC number.  It should be retained ONLY in those records brought in from OCLC.

*007  Physical description fixed field

    • Do not delete
    • Both indicators are blank
    • Use Ctrl plus “r” simultaneously to expand (and collapse) the field or right-click and select Expand or Collapse field
    • Double-click within a field to find the codes used to fill in the appropriate fields
    • The most common 007 field for a game disc is “co cga”.  This would be good to put in a macro.

    • Nintendo DS cartridges use “cb cza”

*008  Fixed-length data elements

    • Do not delete
    • Both indicators are blank
    • Make sure Dat Type (typically “s” for single date or “t” when including both publication and copyright dates), Date, Country (place of publication),  Audience, FormItem, File Type, Language fields are filled in
    • Use Ctrl plus “r” simultaneously to expand (and collapse) the field or right-click and select Expand or Collapse field
    • Double-click within a field to find the codes used to fill in the appropriate fields
    • Be sure to select an Audience type

       

010  LCCN (Library of Congress Control Number)

    • Always add if available
    • Both indicators are blank
    • Do not include dashes between numbers.
    • Add zeroes to normalize number out to eight digits if resource is published before 2001
      • 93-3589 would become 93003589
    • Starting with publication year of 2001, numbers include all four numbers of copyright year
      • 010 __  2011024775

*020  ISBN (International Standard Book Number)

    • Always add if available
    • Both indicators are blank
    • Do not include dashes or spaces between parts of ISBN.  Include binding or edition information enclosed in parentheses following ISBN
    • Add a |q-Qualifying information
      • 020 __  1469279878|q(Sony Playstation3)
      • 020 __  1469279851|q(Nintendo Wii U video games)
      • 020 __  9781469279855|q(Sony PSP video games)

*024  Other Standard Identifier

    • This field is typically used for the UPC found on the back of the container or the insert.  If a scanner is attached to the computer, scan the UPC
    • Enter the UPC without spaces or hyphens
    • Add a |q-Qualifying information (where the information is found – container, disc, insert)
    • First indicator
      • 1 = Universal Product Code (UPC)
      • 3 = International Article Number (EAN)
    • Second indicator is usually blank
    • Examples
      • 024 1_  710425472855|q(container)

*028  Publisher Number

    • The formatted publisher number
    • Transcribe as appears on resource; include spaces
    • Include multiple numbers if applicable, each in a separate field
    • First indicator
      • 5 = Other publisher number
    • Second indicator = 2 (for note, no added entry)
    • Subfield a = Publisher number
    • Subfield b = Source/publisher
    • Example
      • 028 52  BLUS 31180|bSony Computer Entertainment

035  System Control Number

    • This number should be retained for OCLC records only.

*040  Cataloging Source

    • The MARC code or the name of the organizations that created the original record, assigned content or modified an existing MARC record.  It also indicates the language of cataloging and may identify the cataloging rules used to create this record.
    • The preferred order is |a|b|e|c|d
    • Since most libraries do not catalog on OCLC, the language of cataloging and the cataloging rules used to create this record are the fields that need to be included.
    • Subfield b = language of cataloging
    • Subfield e = cataloging rules
    • Examples
      • 040 __  |aDLC|beng|erda|cDLC  (Library of Congress)
      • 040 __  |aGHI|beng|erda|cGHI  (IFLS)
      • 040 __  |beng|erda (record created in Sierra or a record brought in using Z39.50)
        • The 040 data can be added to a record using constant data.  Add the 040 line, press Tab to go to the data section, and enter “%”, “r40”, then press Enter or right click once the field has been added, select Substitution Phrases, highlight the correct line, then click Use

082  Dewey Decimal Classification Number

    • First indicator (Type of edition)
      • Blank = No edition information recorded
      • 0 = Full edition
      • 1 = Abridged edition
    • Second indicator (Source of number)
      • 0 = assigned by Library of Congress
      • 4 = assigned by other agency
    • Subfield a = Classification number
    • Subfield 2 = Edition (prefer 22nd or 23rd edition of Dewey Decimal System)
    • Prime or slash in the call number indicates an abridged (or shorter) class number
    • Game discs do not typically use Dewey classification numbers

*100-130 Name/Uniform Title Fields

**NOTE: All name headings must be verified.

**NOTE: Games typically don’t have authors.

100   Personal Name

    • Check authority record (by pressing Ctrl plus “g” simultaneously or right-click and select Verify Headings to take you to browse view of the author’s name) for correct form of name, numeration (|b), dates (|d), titles (|c), or fuller form of the name (|q)
    • First indicator
      • 0 = Forename (used for single names such as Madonna)
      • 1 = Surname (used for single inverted names such as Eastwood, Clint)
    • Second indicator is blank
    • Subfield a = Personal name
    • Subfield b = Numeration
    • Subfield c = Titles
    • Subfield d = Dates
    • Subfield e = Relator term
    • Subfield q = Fuller form of name
    • Most game discs are entered under title
    • Example
      • 100 1_  Pasternak, Harley.

110  Corporate Name

    • Check authority record for correct form of name (by pressing Ctrl plus “g” simultaneously or right-click and select Verify Heading)
    • First indicator
      • 0 = Inverted name
      • 1 = Jurisdiction name
      • 2 = Name in direct order (most common)
    • Second indicator is blank
    • Subfield a = Corporate name
    • Subfield b = Subordinate unit
    • Subfield e = Relator term
    • Most game discs are entered under title

*130  Uniform Title

    • A uniform title used as a main entry heading.  It’s used when a work is entered directly under the title and the work has appeared under varying titles.  Use MARC field 245 for the title that appears on the resource.
    • Use for anonymous works, for resources that need a unique title created, or for resources originally released in a different language
    • Add when the title is the same as another item in a different format to differentiate, using (Video game) after the title
    • First indicator
      • Nonfiling characters
    • Second indicator is blank
    • Subfield a = uniform title
    • Subfield f = Date of work
    • Subfield l = Language
    • Subfield s = Version
    • Most game discs are entered under title
    • Example
      • 130 0_ Lord of the rings (Video game)

2xx Title/Edition/Imprint Fields

240  Uniform title

    • A particular title by which a work that has appeared under varying titles is to be identified for cataloging purposes
    • First indicator
      • 0 = Not printed or displayed
      • 1 = Printed or displayed
    • Second indicator
      • Number of non-filing characters
    • Subfield a = Uniform title
    • Subfield l = Language of a work
    • Subfield m = Medium of performance
    • Subfield n = Number of part/section of work
    • Subfield p = Name of part/section of work
    • Subfield s = Version
    • A uniform title is not typically used for game discs

*245  Title proper

    • Always ends in a period
    • Transcribe this field exactly as it appears in the resource
    • MORE is using sentence case to record the title.  Capitalize the first letter of the first word of the title and all proper nouns (regardless of how it appears on the resource).  Also capitalize acronyms (such as MORE) if that is how they commonly appear
    • First indicator
      • 0 = No title added access point (no 1xx field)
      • 1 = Title added access point (1xx field exists)
    • Second indicator
      • Number of non-filing characters; this must match SKIP in fixed fields at the top of the bibliographic record
      • A = 2; An = 3; The = 4
      • Be aware of articles in other languages; French (Le, La, Les), Spanish (El, La, Los, Las)
    • Subfield a = Title proper
    • Subfield p = Part of title
    • Subfield n = Number of title
    • Subfield b = Subtitle
    • Subfield c = Statement of responsibility
      • List companies and indivuals responsible for the creation of this work (this includes production companies, producers, writers, and directors) only if it’s stated clearly on the item or container
    • Examples
      • 245 00  XCOM.|pEnemy within /|cdeveloped by Firaxis Games.
      • 245 00  Tom Clancy’s ghost recon trilogy.

246  Varying form of title

    • Additional title access to portions of the title or other title information
    • Do not include initial articles
    • Can include a part or subtitle
    • First indicator
      • 1 = Note, added entry
      • 3 = No note, added entry
    • Second indicator
      • 0 = Portion of title
      • 3 = Other title
      • 4 = Cover title
      • 8 = Spine title
    • Click on Tools/MARC tag info for more information on indicators
    • Examples
      • 245 00  XCOM.|pEnemy within
      • 246 3_  Enemy within
      • 245 00  Tom Clancy’s ghost recon trilogy.
      • 246 3_  Ghost recon trilogy
      • 246 1_  |iAt head of title:|aRockstar Games presents.

*250  Edition

    • Transcribe the field as found in the resource.  Do not abbreviate unless terms are abbreviated in the resource
    • Edition field is repeatable; so if there are multiple edition statements, they can be entered in separate edition statements
    • Alway list the game platform (Wii, PlayStation 2, XBox)
    • Always ends in a period
    • Both indicators are blank
    • Examples
      • 250 __  Wii.
      • 250 __  PlayStation2.
      • 250 __  Commander edition.

*264  Imprint (repeatable field)

    • First indicator
      • Blank = Not applicable, earliest
      • 2 = Intervening (used for serial titles)
      • 3 = Current/latest (used for serial titles)
    • Second indicator
      • 0 = Production
      • 1 = Publication
      • 2 = Distribution
      • 3 = Manufacture
      • 4 = Copyright notice
    • Subfield a = Place
    • Subfield b = Name
    • Subfield c = Date
    • The publication statement is a core element and must be filled in.  The information can be inferred or found elsewhere or it can be indicated that the information is unknown.  It is strongly preferred to put something in these fields to help patrons identify this information.  If you are making an educated guess, put a question mark at the end of the field.  If you are supplying information, it needs to be in square brackets.  Each subfield needs to be bracketed separately
      • 264 _1  [Place of publication not identified] :|b[publisher not identified],|c2013.
      • 264 _1  [United States?] :|b[publisher not identified],|c2013.
      • 264 _1  Irvine, CA :|b[Atlus],|c[2013?]
    • If no publication information is known, but a distributor or manufacturer is known, two imprint statements must be created
      • 264 _1 [United States?] :|b[publisher not identified],|c2013.
      • 264 _2 [Los Angeles, California] :|bD3Publisher,|c2013.
    • Sometimes a distributor will also be listed on the resource.  This can be entered in a second 264 element.
      • 264 _1  San Francisco :|bUbisoft,|c2013.
      • 264 _2  |bDistributed by Activision
    • If the copyright date is different from the publication date, two statements must be created.  The copyright symbol must be used in the copyright statement (can be found in Sierra under Tools/Character map/Marc 8 Plus) or the word copyright can be spelled out.  The copyright element does not end in a period.
      • 264 _1  Los Angeles :|bActivision,|c[2013]
      • 264 _4  |c©2013

3xx Fields

*300  Physical description

    • Both indicators are blank
    • Subfield a = extent
      • 1 computer optical disc
      • 1 computer chip cartridge
    • Subfield b = other physical details
      • sound, color
      • silent, black and white
    • Subfield c = dimensions
      • 4 3/4 in.
      • 1 3/8 in.
    • Subfield e = Accompanying material
      • 1 booklet (16 pages)
      • 1 manual
    • Example
      • 300 __  1 computer optical disc :|bsound, color ;|c4 3/4 in. +|e1 instruction manual (7 pages ; 15 cm)
      • 300 __  1 computer chip cartridge :|bsound, color ;|c1 3/8 in. +|e1 sound disc.

*336  Content type

    • The form of communication through which a work is expressed
    • Both indicators are blank
    • Subfield a = Content type term
    • Subfield b = Content type code
    • Subfield 2 = Source
    • Subfield 3 = Material specified (used when describing two different items in the resource, such as a game disc with an accompanying music CD)
    • For a complete list of content terms, see RDA Content Type
    • The 336 data can be added to a record using constant data.  Add the 336 line, press Tab to go to the data section, and enter “%”, “d336”, then press Enter or right click once the field has been added, select Substitution Phrases, highlight the correct line, then click Use
    • Video games have two 336 fields.  They have one field with either two-dimensional moving image or three-dimensional moving image (depending on which term is applicable) and a second field with computer program
    • Also include a code for the term
      • 336 __  two-dimensional moving image|btdi|2rdacontent  OR
      • 336 __  three-dimensional moving image|btdm|2rdacontent
      • AND
      • 336 __  computer program|bcop|2rdacontent

*337  Media type

    • Media type reflects the type of device required to view, play or run the content of a resource
    • Both indicators are blank
    • Subfield a = Media type term
    • Subfield b = Media type code
    • Subfield 2 = Source
    • Subfield 3 = Material specified
    • For a complete list of media terms, see RDA Media type
    • The 337 data can be added to a record using constant data.  Add the 337 line, press Tab to go to the data section, and enter “%”, “d337”, then press Enter or right click once the field has been added, select Substitution Phrases, highlight the correct line, then click Use
    • Can also include a code for the term
      • 337 __  computer|bv|2rdamedia

*338  Carrier type

    • Carrier type reflects the format of the storage medium and housing of the carrier
    • Both indicators are blank
    • Subfield a = Carrier type term
    • Subfield b = Carrier type code
    • Subfield 2 = Source
    • Subfield 3 = Material specified
    • For a complete list of carrier terms, see RDA Carrier Type
    • The 338 data can be added to a record using constant data.  Add the 338 line, press Tab to go to the data section, and enter “%”, “d338”, then press Enter or right click once the field has been added, select Substitution Phrases, highlight the correct line, then click Use
    • Can also include a code for the term
      • 338 __  computer disc|bcd|2rdacarrier
      • 338 __  computer chip cartridge|bcb|2rdacarrier

344 Sound characteristic

    • Contains technical specifications relating to the encoding of sound in a resource
    • Both indicators are blank
    • Subfield a = Type of recording
    • Subfield b = Recording medium
    • Subfield g = Configuration of playback channels
    • Subfield h = Special playback characteristics
    • Example
      • 344 __  digital|boptical|2rda

346 Video characteristic

    • Contains the video broadcast standard if applicable
    • Both indicators are blank
    • Subfield b = Broadcast standard
    • Examples
      • 346 __  |bPAL|2rda
      • 346 __  |bNTSC|2rda

347 Digital file characteristic

    • Contains technical specifications relating to the encoding of text, audio, video, and other types of data in a resource
    • Both indicators are blank
    • Subfield a = File type
    • Subfield b = Encoding format
    • Subfield c = File size
    • Subfield d = Resolution
    • Subfield e = Regional coding
    • Subfield f = Encoded bitrate
    • Subfield 0 = Authority record control number or standard number
    • Subfield 2 = Source
    • Subfield 3 = Materials specified
    • Subfield 6 = Linkage
    • Subfield 8 = Field link and sequence number
    • Examples
      • 347 __  |eRegion 1|2rda
      • 347 __  |eU/C|2rda
      • 347 __  |eJ|2rda
      • 347 __  |eUSA|2rda

*380  Form of Work

    • Class or genre to which a work belongs
    • Both indicators are blank
    • Examples
      • 380 __  Video game

4xx Series Fields

440  Series

    • This field is no longer valid, but can be found in older bibliographic records
    • Change the 440 to 490, with a 8xx field if appropriate

*490  Series Fields

    • The statement is transcribed exactly as it is found on the resource
    • Include inital articles and terms found before the series number (part, volume, v., #, no)
    • This field is repeatable
    • First indicator
      • 0 = Series not traced (there is NOT an accompanying 8xx field)
      • 1 = Series is traced (there is an accompanying 8xx field)
    • Second indicator is blank
    • Subfield a = series statement
    • Subfield v = volume statement
    • Series are not often found in game records
    • For more information on cataloging series, see MORE Series Statements
    • Examples
      • 490 0_  Platinum hits  **This will not be searchable in the series index but will be searchable through keyword
      • 490 1_  Major League Baseball series   **There will be an accompanying 830 series which is searchable in the title and keyword indexes.

5xx  Notes Fields

*538  System Details

    • A note about the system information for the resource.
    • Both indicators are blank
    • Examples
      • 538 __  System requirements: Xbox 360 with NTSC designation; 4 MB to save game; HDTV 720p/1080i/1080p; in-game Dolby digital.
      • 538 __  Xbox Live: online multiplayer 2-12; game-content download; leaderboards.

*500  General note

    • Always include “Title from” statement, number of players, and other notes as appropriate
    • Both indicators are blank
    • Examples
      • 500 __  Title from container.
      • 500 __  Title from disc label.
      • 500 __  1 player.
      • 500 __  1 player, local play 2-4 players, Internet 1-4 players. Other supported features: Streetpass, SpotPass.
      • 500 __  Container and booklet in English, French and Spanish.
      • 500 __  “Xbox LIVE”–Container.
      • 500 __  Playable in 2D and 3D. 3D mode for ages 7+.

*511  Participant or Performer Note

  • Note about the participants, players, narrators, presenters, or performers of a resource
  • First indicator = 0
  • Second indicator = blank
  • Examples
    • 511 0_  Voice, Chris Evans.

*521  Target Audience Note

    • A note about the target audience for the described material; contents are considered appropriate for a specific audience or intellectual level.
    • First indicator (these indicators will generate the display content shown in the opac)
      • Blank = Audience
      • 0 = Reading grade level
      • 1 = Interest age level
      • 2 = Interest grade level
      • 8 = No display constant
    • Second indicator is blank
    • Subfield a = Note
    • Subfield b = Source
    • Examples
      • 521 8_  ESRB rating: E (Everyone 10+).
      • 521 8_  ESRB rating: M, Mature 17+ (blood, strong language, violence).
      • 521 8_  Censorship classification : M.

*520  Summary note

    • A brief note that describes the scope and general contents of the resource.
    • In general, both indicators are blank.  Check Tools/MARC Tag Info for more information.
    • If a record does not have a summary, one can be created or copied from another source.  If a summary is copied word for word from another source, the summary should be in quotation marks and the source should quoted at the end of the field.  Sources for summary statements include: Novelist, Amazon, and publisher websites.
    • Examples
      • 520 __  Caught in the purgatorial world of dusk, he must combine his investigative skills with powerful supernatural abilities to uncover the shocking link between his own death and a ritualistic killer leaving a terrifying mark upon the town of Salem.
      • 520 __  “You’re Robert Hawkins, an American stuck deep in Nazi controlled territory during the height of WWII. It’s up to you whether to fight your enemies face to face, snipe them from afar, or sneak past and sabotage their positions. Join the fight against the evil Third Reich in open-ended missions across war torn Europe”–Container.

505  Contents note

    • Not used often with video games
    • First indicator
      • 0 = Complete contents
      • 1 = Incomplete contents (resource not in hand, cataloger has listed what is available)
      • 2 = Partial contents (resource is in hand, complete contents not listed, used for a large short story collection)
    • Second indicator
      • Blank = Basic
      • 0 = Enhanced  (means entries are searchable; |t elements are searchable in the title index and in the keyword index.  |r elements (authors/performers) are searchable in the keyword index; to be searchable in the author index, a 700 field must be added
    • Subfield a = Contents note
    • Subfield g = Miscellaneous information not indexed
    • Subfield r = Statement of responsibility
    • Put a space hyphen space ( — ) between each item in a regular contents note; if it is an enhanced contents note with delimiters and subfield codes, use space hyphen|t ( –|t)
    • Initial articles should be deleted or the title won’t index correctly
    • Examples
      • 505 0_  Disc 1. Play disc — Disc 2. Content install disc.
        • Only searchable in keyword index
      • 505 00  |gDisc 1.|tPlay disc –|gDisc 2.|tContent install disc.
        • Searchable in title and keyword indexes.

590  Local note

    • Use sparingly as this note must be deleted BY YOU when your item is deleted!
    • Both indicators are blank
    • Enter your two letter library code at the beginning of the note
    • Always ends in a period
    • Information that is relevant to your copy (autographed copy, etc.) but that is not necessary in the public display should be entered in a note in the item record
    • Examples
      • 590 __  os Missing booklet.

*6xx Subject/Genre Fields

**NOTE: All subject headings must be verified.  Check authority record (by pressing Ctrl plus “g” simultaneously or right-click and select Verify Heading to take you to browse view in the subject index) for correct form of the access point

600  Subject Heading, Personal Name

    • First indicator
      • 0 = Forename
      • 1 = Surname
    • Second indicator
      • 0 = Library of Congress
      • 1 = Library of Congress subject headings for children’s literature  **Do NOT use
      • 7 = Source specified in subfield |2
    • Subfields are not typically in alphabetical order
    • Subfield a = Personal name
    • Subfield c = Titles and other words
    • Subfield d = Dates
    • Subfield e = Relator term
    • Subfield q = Fuller form of name
    • Subfield v = Form subdivision
      • |vComputer games.  **add to all headings at the end of the field unless adding |vAdaptations.
    • Subfield x = General subdivision
    • Subfield y = Chronological subdivision
    • Subfield z = Geographical subdivision
    • Examples
      • 600 10  Clancy, Tom,|d1947-2013|vAdaptations.
      • 600 10  Rowling, J.K.|tHarry Potter and the chamber of secrets|vComputer games.

610  Subject Heading, Corporate Name

      • First indicator
        • 0 = Inverted name
        • 1 = Jurisdiction name
        • 2 = Name in direct order
      • Second indicator
        • 0 = Library of Congress
        • 1 = Library of Congress subject headings for children’s literature  **Do NOT use
        • 7 = Source specified in subfield |2
      • Subfields are not typically in alphabetical order
      • Subfield a = Corporate name
      • Subfield b = Subordinate unit
      • Subfield v = Form subdivision
        • |vComputer games.  **add to all headings at the end of the field
      • Subfield x = General subdivision
      • Subfield y = Chronological subdivision
      • Subfield z = Geographical subdivision
      • Examples
        • 610 20  National Football League|vComputer games.
        • 610 20  Green Bay Packers (Football team)|vComputer games.

630  Subject Heading, Uniform Title

  • Typically used for games based on television shows or motion pictures
  • First indicator
    • Nonfiling characters
  • Second indicator
    • 0 = Library of Congress
    • 1 = Library of Congress subject headings for children’s literature  **Do NOT use
    • 7 = Source specified in subfield |2
    • 8 = Sears subject heading   **Do NOT use
  • Subfields are not typically in alphabetical order
  • Subfield a = Topical term
  • Subfield v = Form subdivision
    • |vComputer games.  **add to all headings at the end of the field
  • Subfield x = General subdivision
  • Subfield y = Chronological subdivision
  • Subfield z = Geographical subdivision
  • Examples
    • 630 00  Victorious (Television program)|vComputer games.
    • 630 00  Toy Story (Motion picture)|vComputer games.

650  Subject Heading, Topical Term

      • First indicator is blank
      • Second indicator
        • 0 = Library of Congress
        • 1 = Library of Congress subject headings for children’s literature  **Do NOT use
        • 7 = Source specified in subfield |2
        • 8 = Sears subject heading   **Do NOT use
      • Subfields are not typically in alphabetical order
      • Subfield a = Topical term
      • Subfield v = Form subdivision
        • |vComputer games.  **add to all headings at the end of the field
      • Subfield x = General subdivision
      • Subfield y = Chronological subdivision
      • Subfield z = Geographical subdivision
      • Examples
        • 650 _0  Monsters|vComputer games.
        • 650 _0  Mutation (Biology)|vComputer games.
        • 650 _0  Automobile racing|zCalifornia|zLos Angeles|vComputer games.
        • 650 _7  Monstruos|vTeatro.|2bidex

651  Subject Heading, Geographical Term

      • First indicator is blank
      • Second indicator
        • 0 = Library of Congress
        • 1 = Library of Congress subject headings for children’s literature  **Do not use
        • 7 = Source specified in subfield |2
      • Subfields are not typically in alphabetical order
      • Subfield a = Topical term
      • Subfield v = Form subdivision
        • |vComputer games.  **add to all headings at the end of the field
      • Subfield x = General subdivision
      • Subfield y = Chronological subdivision
      • Subfield z = Geographical subdivision
      • Examples
        • 651 _0  Washington (D.C.)|vComputer games.
        • 651 _0  United States|xHistory|yRevolution, 1775-1783|vComputer games.

*655  Genre/Form Heading, Source specified in subfield  (|2)

      • A term indicating the form, genre, and/or physical characteristics of the materials begin described.  It’s what the resource “is”, not what it’s about
      • First indicator is blank
      • Second indicator = 7
      • Subfield a = Genre term
      • Subfield 2 = Source of term/thesaurus
      • MORE is only using terms from the Library of Congress genre/form term thesaursus (|2lcgft) and from the Guidelines on subject access to individual works of fiction, drama, etc (|2gsafd).  The Library of Congress is working on creating new authorized headings in the literature, religion and music areas.  Areas that have headings completed include motion picture and radio, law, and maps.  Because MORE is using headings from different thesauruses, the headings sometimes conflict.  These genre headings should all have authority records, so make sure the authorized form is selected when verifying headings.
      • Add Video games genre heading to all records.  Also add specific game platform genre heading to all records. See list of local genre headings here.
      • Examples
        • 655 _0  Video games.   **add to all records
        • 655 _0  Nintendo Wii video games.
        • 655 _7  XBox 360 video games.|2local
        • 655 _0  Computer adventure games.
        • 655 _0  Fantasy games.

*7xx  Access Points

**NOTE: All name headings must be verified.  Check authority record (by pressing Ctrl plus “g” simultaneously or right-click and select Verify Heading to take you to browse view in the author’s index) for correct form of name

700  Access Point, Personal name

    • A personal name used as an access point
    • All authors and performers need an access point
    • First indicator
      • 0 = Forename
      • 1 = Surname
    • Second indicator
      • Blank = No information provided
      • 2 = Analytical entry
    • Subfield a = Personal name
    • Subfield c = Titles and other words
    • Subfield d = Dates
    • Subfield e = Relator term
    • Subfield q = Fuller form of name
    • Subfield t = Title of a work
    • Examples
      • 700 1_  Evans, Chris,|d1981-
      • 700 12  Clancy, Tom|d1947-2013.|tSplinter cell.

710  Access Point, Corporate Name

    • A corporate name used as an access point.
    • First indicator
      • 0 = Inverted name
      • 1 = Jurisdiction name
      • 2 = Name in direct order
    • Second indicator
      • Blank = No information provided
      • 2 = Analytical entry  (not typically used)
    • Subfield a = Corporate name
    • Subfield b = Subordinate unit
    • Subfield e = Relator term
    • Examples
      • 710 2_  Electronic Arts (Firm)
      • 710 2_  Nintendo of America Inc.
      • 710 2_  Rockstar Games (Firm),|evideo game developer.

730  Added entry, Uniform Title

    • An access point for anonymous works, names of magazines and newspapers, radio and television programs
    • First indicator
      • 0-9 Filing characters
    • Second indicator
      • Blank = No information provided
      • 2 = Analytical entry (not typically used)
    • Examples
      • 730 0_  Captain America, the first avenger (Motion picture)

740  Access Point, Uncontrolled Related/Analytical Title

    • Uncontrolled means that one has not checked the authority record
    • This field is used for parts of a work.  It’s often used for the second title when there are two titles entered in the 245 title field or for individual titles when a “set” title is used.
    • Can be used for individual titles in a 505 Contents note.  This is not used very often because formatted contents notes (505 00) are used where the title is automatically indexed in the title index.
    • First indicator = 0
      • Use “0”, do not enter the initial article
    • Second indicator = 2
      • Used to indicate an analytical title (separate work listed in the 245 Title proper field)
    • Example
      • 245 00  Angry birds.|pTrilogy.
      • 740 02  Angry birds classic.
      • 740 02  Angry birds Rio.
      • 740 02  Angry birds seasons.

*753  System Details Access to Computer Files

    • The type of machine, programming language and/or operating system used with computer files and accompanying material
    • Both indicators are blank
    • Subfield a = Make and model of machine
    • Examples
      • 753 __  PlayStation 3
      • 753 __  Nintendo DS
      • 753 __  Nintendo Wii

*8xx  Series fields (Authorized form)

**NOTE: All series headings must be verified.  Check authority record (by pressing Ctrl plus “g” simultaneously or right-click and select Verify Heading to take you to browse view) for the correct form of the series

800  Series Access Point, Personal Name

    • This field is used for the authorized heading of a series written by one author
    • This field is not typically used for video game records.
    • For more information on cataloging series, see MORE Series Statements
    • First indicator
      • 0 = Forename (Avi or Madonna)
      • 1 = Surname (Patterson, James)
    • Second indicator is blank
    • Subfield a = Author
    • Subfield t = Title
      • Do not include any nonfiling characters (A, An, The) as part of the title field.  There is no way to indicate non-filing characters, so the initial articles must be left off for the title to index properly.
      • 800 1_  Dixon, Franklin W.|tHardy boys mystery stories.
    • Subfield v = Volume
      • Use arabic numbers for volume statement (1, 2 …)
      • Do not include any text or symbol (volume, book, part, or number) as part of the volume field
    • Example
      • 800 1_  Patterson, James.|tAlex Cross series ;|v2.

830  Series Access Point, Uniform Title

    • This field is used for the authorized form of series with no main author
    • For more information on cataloging series, see MORE Series Statements
    • First indicator is blank
    • Second indicator = 0
      • used for non-filing characters, but initial articles are not included
    • Subfield a = Series title
      • 830 _0  Disney fairies.
    • Subfield v = Volume
      • Format is:  Title ;|vNumber of series.
      • Use arabic numbers (1, 2…)
      • Do not include any text or symbol (volume, book, part, or number) as part of the volume field
    • Examples
      • 830 _0  Platinum hits ;|v2.

Examples

Nintendo DS

Nintendo Wii

PlayStation 3