Definition and scope:

Fields 500-587 contain textual notes.  Each note is entered in a separate 5XX field.  General notes are recorded in field 500 (General Note).  Specialized notes are contained in fields 501-587.

Information that appears in the notes area on printed output or on machine display is not always recorded in a specially defined 5XX note field.  Data is sometimes carried in a structured form in another field (e.g., field 307 (Hours, Etc.)).  Some of the fields that contain information that are grouped with 5XX note fields in displays and on printed products are:  246 (Varying Form of Title), 247 (Former Title), and 307 (Hours, Etc.).

Specific field information:

For information on content designators (indicator and subfield code definitions and examples), field and subfield repeatability, and input conventions for any of the 5XX fields, select from the list below:

500  General Note  (R)

501  Currency of Information Note  (R)

505  Programs Note  (R)

511  Participant or Performer Note  (R)

520  Description Note  (R)

521  Target Group Note  (R)

522  Geographic Coverage Note  (NR)

531  Eligibility, Fees, Procedures Note  (R)

536  Funding Source Note  (R)

545  Biographical or Historical Note  (R)

546  Language Note  (R)

551  Budget Note  (R)

570  Personnel Note  (R)

571  Volunteers Note  (R)

572  Affiliation and Other Relationships Note  (R)

573  Credentials Note  (R)

574  Transportation and Directions Note  (R)

575  Accommodations For the Disabled Note  (R)

576  Services Available Note  (R)

581  Publications Note  (R)

587  Other Information Available Note  (R)

See also:

Variable Data Fields