First indicator - Display constant controller

#  Geographic coverage

8  No display constant generated

Second indicator:

#  Undefined


a  Geographic coverage note (NR)

6  Linkage (NR)

8  Field link and sequence number (R)

NOTE:  See MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data (522 Geographic Coverage Note) for code definitions not given below.


Field 522 is used to record the geographic coverage of the serial.  The coded form of the geographic information is recorded in field 052 (Geographic Classification).

Editing instructions

Field 522 ends with a period unless another mark of punctuation is present.

First indicator - Display constant controller

The display constant Geographic coverage: may be generated based on the first indicator value (i.e., "#").  First indicator value "8" specifies that no display constant is to be generated.


$a  Geographic coverage note.

Input in subfield $a the entire text of the note.

522 ## Eastern United States; gauge station level, by state.

522 ## County-level data from four Northwestern states (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana)

$6  Linkage.

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

Related fields, etc.


522 Geographic Coverage 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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