First and Second indicators:

#  Undefined


a  GPO item number (NR)

z  Canceled/invalid GPO item number (R)

8  Field link and sequence number (R)

NOTE:  See MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data (074 GPO Item Number) for code definitions not given below.


Field 074 contains the item number assigned by the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO).  The GPO item number is used to manage GPO's Depository Library Program.  An item number may be assigned to a category of publications, a series, or an individual serial title.

The item number is assigned by GPO from the List of Classes of United States Government Publications Available for Selection by Depository Libraries.

Multiple 074 fields are used for serials that are distributed in both paper and microfiche and for serials that have been distributed under different item numbers.  When a serial is distributed in paper and microfiche the 074 field representing the paper is given first.  When a serial has been distributed under different item numbers, the earliest is given first.

074 ## 1033

074 ## 1033-A (MF)

074 ## 0956

074 ## 0956-F

086 0# T 22.2:T 19/20/

086 0# T 22.57:

Display constants

The captions Item: or GPO Item No.: preceding the number may be generated as a display constant associated with subfield $a on output through a user's print program.


$a  GPO item number.

Input the GPO item number in subfield $a.  Item numbers may consist of one or two sets of numbers and a letter separated by dashes.  The first number set consists of four digits, the second consists of two.  Input leading zeros when the first number set contains less than four numbers or when the second set consists of less than two numbers.  Items that are produced for distribution in microfiche by GPO contain the letters "MF" enclosed in parentheses following the number.  Include this qualifier in subfield $a.

074 ## 0334-C-01

074 ## 0277-A-02 (MF)

$z  Canceled/invalid GPO item number.

Input in subfield $z an item number that has been incorrectly recorded and is later changed.  Repeat subfield $z for multiple invalid GPO item numbers.

Related fields, etc.


074 GPO Item Number  (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

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