First and Second indicators:

#  Undefined


a  Main entry of original (NR)  [Not used]

b  Edition statement of original (NR)

c  Publication, distribution, etc. of original (NR)

e  Physical description, etc. of original (NR)  [Not used]

f   Series statement of original (R)  [Not used]

k  Key title of original (R)  [Not used]

l   Location of original (NR)  [Not used]

m Material specific details (NR)

n  Note about original (R)

o  Other resource identifier (R)

p  Introductory phrase (NR)

t   Title statement of original (NR)  [Not used]

x  International Standard Serial Number (R)  [Not used]

z  International Standard Book Number (R)

3  Materials specified (NR)

6  Linkage (NR)

8  Field link and sequence number (R)

NOTE:  See MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data (534 Original Version Note) for code definitions not given below.


Field 534 contains information about the original publication when the record in hand describes a photoreproduction, a facsimile, or a microform reproduction.  Details relevant to the original are given in field 534 when they differ from the information describing the reproduction.

For serials, field 534 is used for microforms cataloged by the Library and Archives Canada.  Other CONSER members use field 533 for microforms to cite the details of the microform (according to the provisions of LCRI Chapter 11) and field 580 for reprints to cite the details of the original.

Editing instructions

The elements of field 534 are separated by ISBD punctuation (e.g., a colon is given between place and publisher, series statement is enclosed in parentheses).


Input subfields in the following order:  $p, $b, $c, $m, $n, $6.

$p  Introductory phrase.

Subfield $p contains introductory wording for the note and must always be present in this field.

534 ## $p Original published in: [Note consists of only a place name]

534 ## $p Original published in: $c Toronto.

534 ## $p Original publié à: $c Toronto.

534 ## $p Original published: [Note includes publisher and place name]

534 ## $p Original published: $c Ottawa : Canadian Library Association.

534 ## $p Original publié: $c Ottawa : Association canadienne des bibliothèque.

534 ## $p Reproduction of: [Introductory words start with anything other than the place name]

534 ## $p Reproduction of: $b Ontario ed. $c Toronto.

534 ## $p Reprod. de: $b Ontario ed. $c Toronto.

$b  Edition statement of original.

Input the edition statement of the original in $b.

$c  Publication, distribution, etc. of original.

Input imprint information about the original in subfield $c.  When the place and/or publisher have changed during the life of the serial, give only the earliest in subfield $c; record other changes in subfield $n.

534 ## $p Original published: $c Halifax, N.S. : W. Armand.

534 ## $p Original published: $c Winnipeg : Manitoba Teachers' Foundation. $n Issued by the federation under its later name: Manitoba Teachers' Society, 1942-  .

$m  Material specific details.

Input in subfield $m material specific details of the original that are not replicated elsewhere in the description.

500 ## Description based on: Vol. 7, no. 1 (Jan./Mar. 1990).

534 ## $p Original published: $c Ottawa : Emergency Planning Canada. $m Weekly.

$n  Note about original.

Input miscellaneous information about the original which is not covered by one of the other 534 subfields in subfield $n.

534 ## $p Original published in: $c Ottawa. $n Continues: Morning citizen (Ottawa, Ont.)

[Note:  This is a case where no microform record exists for Morning citizen (Ottawa, Ont.).  If a record existed, 780/785 linking fields only would be used.]

534 ## $p Original published in: $c Regina. $n Imprint varies. $n Numbering irregular.

534 ## $p Original published in: $c Ottawa. $n Text in English and French.

$6  Linkage.

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

Additional instructions

Field 534 is used in conjunction with fields 530 and 776:

When field 534 is used on the record for the microform in hand, a note (i.e., field 530) may be input on the record(s) for the original.

530 ## Issued also on microfilm (Toronto : Micromedia).

530 ## Publié aussi sur microfilm (Toronto : Micromedia).

[A note about the micropublisher and place of publication.]

530 ## Issued also on microfiche (Toronto : Micromedia; and Ottawa : Public Archives of Canada).

530 ## Publié aussi sur microfiche (Toronto : Micromedia; et Ottawa : Archives publiques du Canada).

[A note referring to more than one micropublisher and place of publication.]

530 ## Issued also on microfiche.

530 ## Publié aussi sur microfiche.

[Where numerous micropublishers have filmed the same film, the places of publication and the micropublishers will not be cited in the note.]

When it is uncertain which format is the original, use field 530 on both records.  Similarly, if it is uncertain whether the publication in hand is the original or a reproduction, treat it as an original and use field 530 to mention the other formats.

Field 534 is used in conjunction with field 776 (Other Physical Form Available) when there is a machine record for the original.

776 1# $t Canadian fiction magazine $x 0045-477X $w (OCoLC)21320853 $w (CaOONL)900304626

Related fields, etc.

C12, 008/22, 008/23, 530, 533, 775, 776, Appendix M

534 Original Version 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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