First indicator - Type of corporate name entry element

0  Inverted name  [Pre-AACR2]

1  Jurisdiction name

2  Name in direct order

Second indicator - Thesaurus

0  Library of Congress Subject Headings

1  LC subject headings for children's literature

2  Medical Subject Headings

3  National Agricultural Library subject authority file

4  Source not specified  [Not used]

5  Canadian Subject Headings

6  Répertoire de vedettes-matière

7  Source specified in subfield $2


a  Corporate name or jurisdiction name as entry element (NR)

b  Subordinate unit (R)

c  Location of meeting (R)

d  Date of meeting or treaty signing (R)

e  Relator term (R)

f   Date of a work (NR)

g  Miscellaneous information (R)

h  Medium (NR)  [Not used]

k  Form subheading (R)

l   Language of a work (NR)

m Medium of performance for music (R)

n  Number of part/section/meeting (R)

o  Arranged statement for music (NR)

p  Name of part/section of a work (R)

r   Key for music (NR)

s  Version (NR)

t   Title of a work (NR)

u  Affiliation (NR)

v  Form subdivision (R)

x  General subdivision (R)

y  Chronological subdivision (R)

z  Geographic subdivision (R)

0  Authority record control number or standard number (R)

2  Source of heading or term (NR)

3  Materials specified (NR)

4  Relator code (R)

6  Linkage (NR)

8  Field link and sequence number (R)

NOTE:  See MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data (610 Subject Added Entry - Corporate Name) for code definitions not given below.


Field 610 contains:

1.   Names of organized bodies established under their own names or under the political jurisdiction in which they are located or of which they are a part.  Names of political jurisdictions standing alone or subdivided by the subject subdivisions $v, $x, $y, $z are considered geographic names (field 651).

610 10 Canada. $b Agriculture Canada $x Officials and employees.

651 #0 Canada.

651 #0 Canada $v Bibliography.

2.   Political jurisdictions with a title.

610 10 France.$t Bulletin officiel du registre du commerce et du registre des métiers.

3.   Names of entities such as ships, which are sometimes used as author headings.

4.   Titles of books or serials entered under corporate author.

Editing instructions

1.   Subfield $a should always end with a period if followed by subfield $b, or $t.

2.   Do not input a period preceding subfields $v or $x.

610 10 United States. $b Army $x History.

610 10 United States. $t Constitution. $p 13th-15th.

610 10 United States. $b Congress. $b Senate $v Rules and practice.

610 25 Saskatchewan Archaeological Society $v Periodicals.


The first indicator describes the type of heading.  For instructions see Headings - General Information.

The second indicator describes the source of the heading.  For instructions see Subject Headings - General Information.


For serials, the most commonly used subfields, in order of input, are:  $a, $b, $t, $v, $x, and $z.  For a description of subfields $v, $x, $y, and $z, see Subject Headings - General Information.  For a description of all other subfields, see Headings - General Information.

610 20 Chouinare Art Institute.

610 26 Église catholique $x Histoire.

610 20 United Nations $z Africa.

610 20 Labour Party (Great Britain). $b Research Dept.

610 22 Pan American Health Organization.

610 23 Farm Credit System (U.S.)

610 10 Nigeria. $b National Board for Technical Education $v Periodicals.

REMINDER:  Per MARC 21 Bibliographic, initial articles occurring at the beginning of the title and/or part portion of a name/title added entry (i.e., 610, 710, 810) are omitted.  (See also Headings - General Information, Editing instructions).

Related fields, etc.

Headings - General Information, 110, Subject Headings - General Information, 710; Appendix I

610 Subject Added Entry - Corporate Name  (MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data)

See also:

6XX  Subject Access Fields

Variable Data Fields

Section E.  MARC 21 Format for Serials as Applied Within CONSER

CONSER Editing Guide:  Contents