First indicator - Type of meeting name entry element

0  Inverted name  [Pre-AACR2]

1  Jurisdiction name  [Pre-AACR2]

2  Name in direct order

Second indicator:

#  Undefined

Subfield codes:

a  Meeting name or jurisdiction name as entry element (NR)

c  Location of meeting (R)

d  Date of meeting (NR)

e  Subordinate unit (R)

f   Date of a work (NR)  [Pre-AACR2]

g  Miscellaneous information (R)  [Pre-AACR2]

h  Medium (NR)  [Obsolete]

j   Relator term (R)

k  Form subheading (R)  [Pre-AACR2]

l   Language of a work (NR)  [Pre-AACR2]

n  Number of part/section/meeting (R)

p  Name of part/section of a work (R)  [Pre-AACR2]

q  Name of meeting following jurisdiction name entry element (NR)  [Pre-AACR2]

s  Version (NR)  [Obsolete]

t   Title of a work (NR)  [Pre-AACR2]

u  Affiliation  [Not used]

0  Authority record control number or standard number (R)

4  Relator code (R)

6  Linkage (NR)

8  Field link and sequence number (R)

NOTE:  See MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data (111 Main Entry - Meeting Name) for code definitions not given below.


Field 111 contains named conferences, meetings, and events (exhibitions, expositions, athletic events, fairs, festivals, etc.) used as main entries.

For names of conferences or meetings entered as subheadings under the name of corporate bodies (e.g., American Library Association. Conference), use field 110.

Before tagging a name as 111, be certain that it represents a meeting or an event rather than an organization.  For example, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, a professional society, should be tagged 110, not 111.

The coding of fixed field element 008/29, Conference publication indicator, is not determined by the presence or absence of field 111 in the record.  For example, the main entry for publications which consist of conference proceedings may be tagged 110.  Likewise, while a serial with a main entry tagged 111 will usually have a "1" in 008/29, there could be instances where the "1" would be inappropriate.

First indicator - Type of meeting name entry element

The first indicator signals the form of the name.  According to AACR2, all conference headings are entered directly under their own name.  Thus, always set the first indicator to value "2."


For serials, the most commonly used subfield is:  $a, and occasionally, $c.  For a description of other subfields defined for this field see Headings - General Information.

$a  Meeting name or jurisdiction name as entry element.

(The subfield code is not input in OCLC.)

111 2# International Conference on Lead.

111 2# Symposia on Frontiers of Pharmacology.

111 2# Shakespeare Seminar.

111 2# Lindauer Psychotherapiewoche.

$c  Location of meeting.

The location may be given in subfield $c when the conference or meeting is continually held in the same place.

111 2# Biennale internationale de l'image $c (Nancy, France)

Related fields, etc.

008/29, 110, Headings - General information, 611, 711, 811

111 Main Entry - Meeting Name  (MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data)

See also:

1XX  Main Entry Fields

Variable Data Fields

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

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