First and Second indicators:

#  Undefined


a  Type of report (NR)

b  Period covered (NR)

6  Linkage (NR)

8  Field link and sequence number (R)

NOTE:  See MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data (513 Type of Report and Period Covered Note) for code definitions not given below.


Field 513 contains a note that provides information on the type of report and the period covered by the report.  For serials, only subfield $a is usually given.

Editing instructions

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


$a  Type of report.

Subfield $a contains the type of report as found on the Report Documentation page (Department of Commerce Optional Form 272) (e.g., annual report, interim report, quarterly report, etc.)

513 ## Quarterly technical progress report

513 ## Annual report

$b  Period covered.

Subfield $b contains the period covered.  This information cannot be given in serial records unless the serial is complete in one issue.

$6  Linkage.

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

Related fields, etc.

027, 088, 536

513 Type of Report and Period Covered 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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