First indicator - Display constant controller

#  Indexes

0  Finding aids  [Not applicable]

8  No display constant generated

Second indicator:

#  Undefined


a  Cumulative index/finding aids note (NR)

b  Availability source (R)  [Not applicable]

c  Degree of control (NR)  [Not applicable]

d  Bibliographic reference (NR)  [Not applicable]

u  Uniform Resource Identifier (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 (555 Cumulative Index/Finding Aids Note) for code definitions not given below.


Field 555 contains a statement of volumes and/or dates covered by cumulative indexes for a serial and a statement of location of these indexes, whether issued as part of the serial or issued separately.  Input different types of indexes and different types of index notes (i.e., formal vs. informal) in separate 555 fields.

Do not confuse field 555 with field 510, which is used to record abstracting and indexing services.  A cumulative index is indicated in a 555 note when it is an integral part of the serial.  Field 510 is used when the indexing is external to the publication in hand.

First indicator - Display constant controller

The display constant Indexes: may be generated on output for both tabular and informal notes through a user's print program or online catalog display (first indicator "#").


$a  Cumulative index/finding aids note.

Subfield $a may contain a formal or an informal note.

555 8# Includes cumulative index.

555 ## Vols. 1 (1917)-10 (1944) in v. 11, no. 1.

555 ## Vols. 1 (1931)-44 (1975). (Includes index to:  Reckless Ralph's dime novel round- up.) 1 v.

555 ## Vols. 1 (1887)-10 (1896) with v. 10; v. 11 (1897)-20 (1906) with v. 20; v. 21 (1907)-30 (1926) with v. 30; v. 41 (1927)-50 (1936). 1 v.; new ser., v. 1 (1937)- 25 (1961). 1 v.

555 ## Author index: v. 1 (1887)-50 (1936). 1 v.

555 ## Chronological index:  v. 7-25, in v. 25, no. 4.

555 ## Cumulative subject index included in each volume, -v. 29.

$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

555 Cumulative Index/Finding Aids 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

CONSER Editing Guide:  Contents