First indicator - Type of personal name entry element

0  Forename

1  Surname

3  Family name  [Pre-AACR2]

Second indicator - Type of added entry

#  No information provided

2  Analytical entry


a  Personal name (NR)

b  Numeration (NR)

c  Titles and other words associated with a name (R)

d  Dates associated with a name (NR)

e  Relator term (R)

f   Date of a work (NR)

g  Miscellaneous information (R)

h  Medium (NR)

i   Relationship information (R)

j   Attribution qualifier (R)

k  Form subheading (R)

l   Language of a work (NR)

m Medium of performance for music (R)

n  Number of part/section of a work (R)

o  Arranged statement for music (NR)

p  Name of part/section of a work (R)

q  Fuller form of name (NR)

r   Key for music (NR)

s  Version (NR)

t   Title of a work (NR)

u  Affiliation (NR)  [Not applicable]

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

0  Authority record control number or standard number (R)

3  Materials specified (NR)  [Not applicable]

4  Relator code (R)

5  Institution to which field applies (NR)

6  Linkage (NR)

8  Field link and sequence number (R)

NOTE:  See MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data (700 Added Entry - Personal Name) for code definitions not given below.


Field 700 contains personal names used as added entries.  Words, phrases, initials, or symbols used by an author to conceal his identity are considered personal names.

For serials, this field is most commonly used for editors of serials or for persons responsible for the publishing/issuing of the serial.  For integrating resources, it may be used for persons credited with having some role in creating the content of the resource, but not chosen as the main entry for the record.

First indicator - Type of personal name entry element

The first indicator describes the form of the name.

0    Forename.

Consider as forenames:  names having the structure of forenames (direct order), initials in direct order, or a characterizing phrase in direct order.  In case of doubt as to whether a name is a forename or a surname, consider it a forename.

700 0# Father Divine.

700 0# Adunis, $d 1930-

1    Surname.

Consider as surnames:  names formatted in inverted order (surname, forename) or names without forenames when known to be surnames.  If there is uncertainty that a name without forename(s) is a surname, use first indicator value "0."  Prases, when formulated with inversion and an entry element similar to a surname, are treated as a surname.

700 1# Fairfield, Richard, $d 1937-

700 1# Powers, Judith.

700 1# LaGorce, John Oliver, $d 1880-1949.

700 1# Senger und Etterlin, Ferdinand Maria von.

Second indicator - Type of added entry

Second indicator value "2" is used for analytical added entries.  For other added entries, the 2nd indicator value is blank (#).


For continuing resources, the most commonly used subfields, in input order, are:  $a, $q, $e (rare serials only), $d, $t.  For a description and examples of other subfields defined for this field, see Headings - General Information.

$a  Personal name.

700 1# Thallmann, Hans Ernst.

700 1# Sawyer, Susan.

$q  Fuller form of name.

Use for parenthetical qualifiers which are expansions of initials in personal names.  Also use when an unused forename (i.e., a forename not represented by an initial) is present in a parenthetical qualifier.

700 1# Edwards, R. G. $q (Robert Geoffrey), $d 1924-

700 1# Rose, F. Clifford $q (Frank Clifford)

700 1# Huggins, Kenneth $q (Kenneth Royce), $d 1949-

$e  Relator term.

According to CONSER policy, give the designation of function only for illustrators (ill.), except when cataloging rare serials.  (Cf. LCRI 21.0D.)

$d  Dates associated with a name.

Dates may be qualified by letters, month and day, and/or marks of punctuation.  Common date qualifiers are "b.", "d.", "ca.", "fl.", etc.

700 1# Crosby, Everett Uberto, $d 1871-1960.

700 1# Kim, In-sik, $d fl. 1972-

$t   Title of a work.

Use in author/title added entries for related works (100/245 or 100/240) or analytics.

700 1# Robinson, Gerald J. $t Going public.

700 1# Gropp, Arthur Eric, $d 1902-. $t Bibliography of Latin American bibliographies.

Related fields, etc.

Headings - General Information, 100, 500, 600, 800, Appendix L

700 Added Entry - Personal Name  (MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data)

See also:

700-75X  Added Entry Fields

Variable Data Fields

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

CONSER Editing Guide:  Contents