First indicator - Nonfiling characters

0  No nonfiling characters present

1-9  Number of nonfiling characters present

Second indicator - Type of added entry

#  No information provided

2  Analytical entry


a  Uncontrolled related/analytical title (NR)

h  Medium (NR)  [Not used]

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

p  Name of part/section of a work (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 (740 Added Entry - Uncontrolled Related/Analytical Title) for code definitions not given below.


Field 740 is used for title added entries that are not authoritative.  "Non-authoritative" titles are those that are not represented by a name authority record or by an AACR2 CONSER bibliographic record in which that title appears in field 245.  For serials, field 740 may be used for titles of sections/parts or works contained within the item that are not authoritative (e.g., supplements that are not separately cataloged).  Field 740 is also used to record the title for an online version when that format is not cataloged separately and the title differs.

Input variant titles of the work being cataloged in field 246.  Input titles of related works that are authoritative in field 730.

Examples of 740 usage:

245 00 Democracia sindical.

500 ## Some issues include section: Formación sindical.

740 02 Formación sindical.

130 0# Independent Republican (Norwalk, Conn.)

245 00 Independent Republican.

500 ## Intended to be published as: Independent Whig. Cf. Advertisement, New London Bee, May 12, 1802.

740 0# Independent Whig.

245 00 Hystrio.

525 ## Accompanied by supplement entitled: Quaderni di Hystrio.

740 02 Quaderni di Hystrio.

530 ## Also available to subscribers via the World Wide Web as: Hematology and therapy electronic edition.

740 0# Hematology and therapy electronic edition.

856 7# $u $2 http


The first indicator specifies the number of nonfiling characters to be ignored for sorting purposes.  Initial articles are omitted according to CONSER policy, therefore, the first indicator is always set to value "0".

Second indicator value "2" is used for titles contained within the item (i.e., analytical entries).  Title added entries that are not analytical entries are coded as blank.  See examples above.


$a  Uncontrolled related/analytical title.

Input in subfield $a the title proper or a common title/part title construction.  For titles that conflict with titles for different works in the database, do not construct a uniform title by adding a parenthetical qualifier.

For instructions on the use of subfields $n and $p, see field 730.

Related fields, etc.

246, 730

740 Added Entry - Uncontrolled Related/Analytical Title  (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

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