First and Second indicators:

#  Undefined


a  Report number (NR)

z  Canceled/invalid report number (R)

6  Linkage (NR)

8  Field link and sequence number (R)

NOTE:  See MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data (088 Report Number) for code definitions not given below.


Field 088 contains report numbers that are not Standard Technical Report Numbers (STRN).  STRNs are recorded in field 027 (Standard Technical Report Number).  Field 088 is not used to record a number associated with a series statement.

Editing instructions

1.   Do not input a period at the end of the field.

088 ## STRATLAB-71-98

088 ## EPA-6001/2-76-224

2.   For serials, input only the part of the report number that is known to remain constant on each issue.  If each issue has a totally different report number, do not input an 088 field.

088 ## CoSt 1

088 ## TN-AAAA

3.   The 088 does not print a note.  If a note is needed, give the report number in field 500.

088 ## NSF 80-61

500 ## "NSF 80-61."


$a  Report number.

Input the report number in subfield $a.

088 ## STRATLAB-71-98

088 ## EPA-6001/2-76-224

$z  Canceled/invalid report number.

Input in subfield $z a canceled or invalid report number.  Input each canceled or invalid report number in a separate subfield $z.  If no invalid report number exists, only subfield $z should be recorded.

088 ## NASA-RP-1124-REV-3 $z NASA-RP-1124-REV-2

088 ## $z NASA-TN-D-8008

$6  Linkage.

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

Related fields, etc.

027, 513, 536

088 Report 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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