Field definition and scope:

Field 700 contains a personal name or the personal name portion of a name/title field used as an index term that supplements terms derived in the MARC record.  The name may be referred to in the classification number and caption in field 153 (Classification Number).

The field may be used to link a classification number with a related controlled personal name heading.  The values in the second indicator position or the data in subfield $2 (Source of heading or term) identify the subject heading system or thesaurus used by an institution to formulate the personal name index term.  Terms not controlled by a thesaurus are contained in field 753 (Index Term - Uncontrolled).

Field 700 is repeatable.

Guidelines for applying content designators:

 Field 700 parallels the 600 Subject Added Entry field in the bibliographic format.  The indicators and subfield codes below were created from the information in field 600.  Examples of field 700 are provided in this section.  Guidelines for the input conventions and the source for the content designators are in MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data:  X00 (Personal Names - General Information) and 600 (Subject Added Entry - Personal Name).

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

Position

Description

Repeatability

Field 700

Index Term - 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 des 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

$h

Medium

NR

$i

Explanatory text

R

$j

Attribution qualifier

R

$k

Form subheading

R

$l

Language of a work

NR

$m

Medium of performance for music

R

$n

Number of part/section of a work

R

$o

Arranged statement for music

NR

$p

Name of part/section of a work

R

$q

Fuller form of name

NR

$r

Key for music

NR

$s

Version

NR

$t

Title of a work

NR

$v

Form subdivision

R

$x

General subdivision

R

$y

Chronological subdivision

R

$z

Geographic subdivision

R

$0

Record control number

R

$2

Source of heading or term

NR

$3

Materials specified

NR

$4

Relator code

R

$6

Linkage

NR

$8

Field link and sequence number

R

 

See:  Examples for this field.

Content designator history:

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

Subfield $0 - Record control number  [redefined, 2010]

Related MARC fields or documents:

MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data:

X00  Personal Names - General Information

600  Subject Added Entry - Personal Name

MARC Code List for Organizations

MARC Code List for Relators

Source Codes for Vocabularies, Rules, and Schemes:

Subject Heading and Term Source Codes

See also:

700-75X  Index Terms

Variable Data Fields