First indicator - Source of acquisition sequence

#  Not applicable/No information provided/Earliest

2  Intervening

3  Current/Latest

Second indicator:

#  Undefined


a  Stock number (NR)

b  Source of stock number/acquisition (NR)

c  Terms of availability (R)

f   Form of issue (R)

g  Additional format characteristics (R)  [Provisional]

n  Note (R)

3  Materials specified

5  Institution to which field applies

6  Linkage (NR)

8  Field link and sequence number (R)

NOTE:  See MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data (037 Source of Acquisition) for code definitions not given below.


Field 037 contains information relating to the acquisition of an item, including a stock number, source of acquisition (FN 1) (including subscription address), subscription price, and form of issue (e.g., microfiche).  When a stock number is given in subfield $a, the source of acquisition must be given in subfield $b.

Numbers given in field 037 are those used for ordering an item.  Government agency assigned numbers that can be used for classification purposes are not carried in this field; they are contained in field 086 (Government Document Classification Number).  The ISSN, and publisher’s numbers for sound recordings, printed music, and videorecordings are not carried in this field; they are contained in fields 022 (International Standard Serial Number), and 028 (Publisher Number), respectively.

Field 037 is repeated when there are multiple stock numbers and/or sources of stock number/acquisition associated with the serial.

Editing instructions

1.   Do not include the words "Stock Number" or the notation "S/N".  Such words or notations may be generated on output via a user’s print program.

2.   Do not input terminal punctuation after any subfield unless it ends in an abbreviation.


$a  Stock number.

Input a stock number or other number used to order a serial (including distributor, publisher, or vendor numbers) in subfield $a.  For serials available from the Superintendent of Documents, input only the subscription stock number and not the individual numbers that relate to each issue.  If more than one stock number applies, input the second in a separate 037 field.  Subfield $a is not repeatable.

037 ## ADA043000 $b DDC

037 ## 240-951/147 $b GPO

$b  Source of stock number/acquisition.

When a stock number is given in subfield $a, input in subfield $b either the full form of name or a commonly known abbreviation of the name of the publisher, distributor, or vendor.  The subscription address may also be given in subfield $b, regardless of the presence of a stock number in subfield $a.  Only a current address (i.e., within the last three years) should be input.

037 ## FSWEC-77/0420 $b National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22161

037 ## $b Ruth Duarte, P.O. Box 74, Napa, CA

037 ## $b American Institute of Physics, 335 E. 45th St., New York, NY 10017

Subfield $b is not repeatable.  If more than one subscription address is given, input each in separate 037 fields.

037 ## $b Document Expediting (DOC EX) Project, Exchange and Gift Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20540

037 ## $b National Technical Information Service, 5285 Port Royal Rd., Springfield, VA 22161

$c  Terms of availability.

The subscription price may be input in subfield $c (FN 2).  If two or more prices covering different lengths of time are given in the item, input only the price applicable to a one-year subscription.  Do not record prices for individual issues or volumes.  Qualify the price when:  1) the price is not the one-year price; 2) the subscription to the serial in hand also includes a subscription to another publication, and 3) multiple subscription prices are recorded.  Qualifying terms are given in parentheses and are not separately subfielded.  Record multiple prices in separate subfields.

037 ## $b American Institute of Physics, 335 E. 45th St., New York, NY 10017 $c $24.00 (institution, U.S.) $c $26.00 (institution, foreign) $c $14.00 (individual, U.S.) $c $16.00 (individual, foreign)

$f   Form of issue.

Terms describing the binding or physical format may be input in subfield $f.  Subfield $f is repeatable, with each occurrence following the price to which it relates.

037 ## $b Gordon and Breach Science Publishers Ltd., 42 William IV St., London, W.C.2, England $c $25.00 $f hard bound $c $12.50 $f paperbound

$n  Note.

Use subfield $n for a textual note pertaining to the acquisition of the item.

037 ## $b University Microfilms $f microfiche $c $15.95 $n Available only without color

$6  Linkage.

For instructions on the use of subfield $6, see field 880.

Maintenance of CONSER records

Fields 265 and 350 will remain valid on OCLC for some time.  Catalogers need not change these records to move data to field 037.

Related fields, etc.

B4.2.3, 260, 533, 936

037 Source of Acquisition  (MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data)

See also:

01X-09X  Numbers and Codes

Variable Data Fields

Section E.  MARC 21 Format for Serials as Applied Within CONSER

CONSER Editing Guide:  Contents