First and Second indicators:

#  Undefined


a  Creation/production credits note (NR)

6  Linkage (NR)

8  Field link and sequence number (R)

NOTE:  See MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data (508 Creation/Production Credits Note) for code definitions not given below.


Field 508 is used for notes containing the names of persons or organizations, other than members of the cast, who have participated in the creation and/or production of the work.  For serials, field 508 is used primarily for videorecordings.

Narrators may be recorded in field 508 or in field 511 (Participant or Performer Note).  In general, an on-screen narrator is recorded in field 511 and a voice-over narrator in field 508.

For serials, designations (usually dates) may be given to show the span of issues for which the person or organization was associated with the production.

Display constant

The introductory term Credits: may be system generated as a display constant associated with the field tag.


$a  Creation/production credits note.

508 ## Producers: Jeff Lifton, 1986-

508 ## Co-produced by: American Library Association, and: Library Video Network.

$6  Linkage.

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

Related fields, etc.

511, Appendix N

508 Creation/Production Credits Note  (MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data)

See also:

5XX  Note Fields

Variable Data Fields

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

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