First indicator - Display constant controller

#  Audience  [Not used]

0  Reading grade level  [Not used]

1  Interest age level  [Not used]

2  Interest grade level  [Not used]

3  Special audience characteristics  [Not used]

4  Motivation/interest level  [Not used]

8  No display constant generated

Second indicator:

#  Undefined


a  Target audience note (R)

b  Source (NR)  [Not applicable]

3  Materials specified (NR)  [Not applicable]

6  Linkage (NR)

8  Field link and sequence number (R)

NOTE:  See MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data (521 Target Audience Note) for code definitions not given below.


Field 521 contains information about the users or the intended audience of the material described.  In CONSER records, this field is limited to quoted notes describing the intended audience of the publication.

First indicator - Display constant controller

First indicator value "8" is the only value used in CONSER records.  (The display constant Audience: generated by first indicator "#," is not used by CONSER catalogers.)

521 8# "Labor."


$a  Target audience note.

Subfield $a contains the entire note enclosed by quotation marks.  Whenever the source of the note is given, the citation is input in subfield $a and is preceded by the abbreviation "Cf."

521 8# "Roman Catholics."

521 8# "Catholic paper for the Slovaks in Cleveland, Ohio and vicinity."

521 8# "For grades 9-12."

521 8# "For use by employers located in the Province of Quebec."

521 8# "The national gay newsmagazine."

$6  Linkage.

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

Related fields, etc.

Notes - General Information

521 Target Audience 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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