First and Second indicators:

#  Undefined


a  Language note (NR)

b  Information code or alphabet (R)

3  Materials specified (NR)  [Not applicable]

6  Linkage (NR)

8  Field link and sequence number (R)

NOTE:  See MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data (546 Language Note) for code definitions not given below.


Field 546 provides information concerning the language or languages of the text, summaries, etc.  Coded language information must also be supplied in field 008 (character positions 35-37) and may also be given in field 041.

LANG:  pol

041 0# pol $b eng $b ger $b rus

546 ## Summaries in Russian, English, and German -1958; in English, 1959-


$a  Language note.

546 ## English, French, and German.

546 ## Summaries in Russian.

546 ## In Hungarian; summaries in Russian, French, and German.

$b  Information code or alphabet.

Input in subfield $b the name of the alphabet, script, or information code that is used to record the language.  This includes specialized scripts, typefaces, or codes (e.g., Arabic alphabet, Arabic numerals, ASCII, bar code, BCD, braille, ciphers, Cyrillic alphabet, EBCDIC, Fraktur, Greek alphabet, Hebrew alphabet, hieroglyphics, musical notation systems, pictograms, Roman alphabet, Roman numerals, or logarithmic or semilogarithmic graphing, etc.).

546 ## In Azerbaijani $b (Arabic script).

546 ## In Panjabi $b (Devanagari).

Do not use subfield $b in notes in which the statement of the script is embedded in a more complicated statement.

546 ## Text in English, French, Serbo-Croatian (Cyrillic), and Russian, summaries in the other languages and in German; table of contents in all 5 languages.

$6  Linkage.

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

Related fields, etc.

008/35-37, 041, Notes - General Information

546 Language 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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