First indicator - Display constant controller

#  Summary

0  Subject

1  Review

2  Scope and content

3  Abstract

4  Content advice

8  No display constant generated

Second indicator:

#  Undefined


a  Summary, etc. (NR)

b  Expansion of summary note (NR)

c  Assigning source (NR)

u  Uniform Resource Identifier (R)

2  Source (NR)

3  Materials specified (NR)  [Not applicable]

6  Linkage (NR)

8  Field link and sequence number (R)

NOTE:  See MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data (520 Summary, Etc.) for code definitions not given below.


Field 520 contains unformatted notes describing the scope and contents of the work.  For serials, this note is limited to formal summary statements preceded by the term "Summary".

Informal summary notes are recorded in field 500.  Notes that cite a related publication are recorded in field 580.

First indicator - Display constant controller

The first indicator controls the generation of a display constant.

#    Summary.

Use value "#" to generate the display constant Summary:.

1    Review.

Use value "1" to generate the display constant Review:.

2    Scope and content.

Use value "2" to generate the display constant Scope and content:.

520 2# Series consists of minutes of meetings of the Board together with correspondence and other documents referred to in the minutes.

3    Abstract.

Use value "3" to generate the display constant Abstract:.


$a  Summary, etc.

520 ## Geographical listing by states of accredited schools and colleges offering accredited first professional degree programs in pharmacy; includes baccalaureate and doctor of pharmacy programs. Each entry gives address, telephone number, Dean's name, dates of latest and next scheduled accreditation review years.

520 ## Directory of laboratories or institutions performing toxicity or safety assessment testing in at least one of these areas: in vivo, in vitro, environmental effects, and chemical fate testing. Information was obtained from questionnaires. Each entry gives address, testing information, and additional information.  Miscellaneous appendices. Index by corporate name.

520 ## Presents articles, crafts, puzzles, games, and other items for readers living on farms and ranches or interested in agriculture and rural life.

520 ## Papers "originally commissioned as course material for a series of continuing legal education seminars"--Pref., v. 1.

$u  Uniform Resource Identifier.

Subfield $u contains the Uniform Resource Identifier which provides electronic access data in a standard syntax.  CONSER members have decided that use of this subfield in 5XX fields to duplicate information in the 856 field should be minimized because of maintenance concerns.  Both the 5XX field $u and the 856 $u would need to be updated if the URI changed.

$6  Linkage.

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

Related fields, etc.

Notes - General Information, 500, 580

520 Summary, Etc.  (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

CONSER Editing Guide:  Contents