Field definition and scope:

Field 600 contains a personal name used as a subject added entry.

Subject added entries are assigned to a community information record to provide access according to established subject cataloging principles and guidelines.  Field 600 may be used by any institution assigning subject headings based on the lists and authority files identified in the second indicator position or in subfield $2 (Source of heading or term).

Field 600 is repeatable.

Guidelines for applying content designators:

For indicator and subfield code definitions and examples, and designator repeatability, see table below:

Position

Description

Repeatability

Field 600

Subject Added Entry - Personal Name

R

Indicator:

 

 

First

Type of personal name entry element

 

0

Forename

 

1

Surname

 

3

Family name

 

 

 

 

Second

Thesaurus

 

0

Library of Congress Subject Headings

 

1

LC subject headings for children's literature

 

2

Medical Subject Headings

 

3

National Agricultural Library subject authority file

 

4

Source not specified

 

5

Canadian Subject Headings

 

6

Répertoire de vedettes-matière

 

7

Source specified in subfield $2

 

 

 

 

Subfield code:

 

 

$a

Personal name

NR

$b

Numeration

NR

$c

Titles and other words associated with a name

R

$d

Dates associated with a name

NR

$e

Relator term

R

$f

Date of a work

NR

$g

Miscellaneous information

R

$j

Attribution qualifier

R

$n

Number of part/section

R

$p

Name of part/section

R

$q

Fuller form of name

NR

$s

Version

NR

$t

Title

NR

$u

Affiliation

NR

$v

Form subdivision

R

$x

General subdivision

R

$y

Chronological subdivision

R

$z

Geographic subdivision

R

$0

Authority record control number

R

$2

Source of heading or term

NR

$4

Relator code

R

$6

Linkage

NR

$8

Field link and sequence number

R

 

See:  Example for this field.

Input conventions:

Ambiguous headings

Punctuation

Spacing

Display constant

Initial articles

Content designator history:

First Indicator - Type of personal name entry element

Values 1 - Single surname  [redefined]

2 - Multiple surname  [obsolete]

In 1996, the first indicator value 2 (Multiple surname) was made obsolete.  Value 1 (Single surname) was redefined as Surname to be used for headings with either single or multiple surnames.

Subfield $g - Miscellaneous information  [changed, 2014]:  In 2014, subfield $g was made repeatable.

Subfield $0 - Authority record control number  [new, 2007]

Subfield $0 - Authority record control number  [redefined, 2010]

Related MARC fields or documents:

X00  Personal Names - General Information

MARC Code List for Relators

Source Codes for Vocabularies, Rules, and Schemes:

Subject Heading and Term Source Codes

See also:

6XX  Subject Access Fields

Variable Data Fields