First indicator - Note controller

0  Display note

1  Do not display note

Second indicator - Type of relationship

0  Continued by

1  Continued in part by

2  Superseded by  [Pre-AACR2]

3  Superseded in part by  [Pre-AACR2]

4  Absorbed by

5  Absorbed in part by

6  Split into ... and ...

7  Merged with ... to form ...

8  Changed back to  [Pre-AACR2]

Subfield codes:

a  Main entry heading (NR)

b  Edition (NR)

c  Qualifying information (NR)  [Pre-AACR2]

d  Place, publisher, and date of publication (NR)

g  Related parts (R)

h  Physical description (NR)

i   Relationship information (R)

k  Series data for related item (R)

m Material-specific details (NR)

n  Note (R)

o  Other item identifier (R)

r   Report number (R)

s  Uniform title (NR)

t   Title (NR)

u  Standard Technical Report Number (NR)

w  Record control number (R)

x  International Standard Serial Number (NR)

y  CODEN designation (NR)

z  International Standard Book Number (R)  [Not used]

4  Relationship code (R)

6  Linkage (NR)

7  Control subfield (NR)  [Not used]

Character position 0 - Type of main entry heading

Character position 1 - Form of name

Character position 2 - Type of record

Character position 3 - Bibliographic level

8  Field link and sequence number (R)

NOTE:  See MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data (785 Succeeding Entry) for code definitions not given below.


Field 785 contains the entry of the serial immediately succeeding the serial being cataloged.  If the serial is succeeded by more than one title, multiple 785 fields are input.  (See information on indicators for instructions regarding multiple titles.)

Display constants

Display constants are generated from second indicator values when the first indicator is set to value "0."

Linking relationships

Field 785 is paired with field 780 (Preceding Entry).  For an illustration of the interrelationship between the fields, see field 780.

First indicator - Note controller

The first indicator determines the note display.  When a note is input in field 580, set the first indicator to value "1."  When the note is to be generated from the link, set the first indicator to value "0."

245 00 Monthly comment on transportation statistics.

785 00 $t Transport economics $x 0041-1434 $w (DLC)  75646375 $w (OCoLC)2243032

130 0# Inside education (Albany, N.Y.)

580 ## Continued in 1983 by: Learning in New York (Albany, New York)

785 10 $t Learning in New York (Albany, New York) $w (DLC)sn 85062661 $w (OCoLC)10120612

When more than one title is involved, input the titles in a 580 note and in separate 785 fields with the first indicator set to value "1."

245 00 Acta astronomica. $p Série C.

580 ## Merged with: Acta astronomica. Sér. A, and: Acta astonomica. Série B, to form: Acta astronomica.

785 17 $t Acta astronomica. Sér. A $w (DLC)  84642324

785 17 $t Acta astronomica. Série B $w (OCoLC)2253034

785 17 $t Acta astronomica $x 0001-5237 $w (DLC)sn 86008774

Second indicator - Type of relationship

The second indicator describes the relationship between the serial being cataloged and the succeeding entry.  It also generates a display constant for the note when printed from the linking entry field.  The words "Continued by," "Absorbed by," etc. are not input in the field.

0    Continued by.

245 00 Preliminary seismological bulletin.

785 00 $t TEIC quarterly seismological bulletin $x 0741-1898 $w (OCoLC)8978559 $w (DLC)sc 83007721

Note display:  Continued by: TEIC quarterly seismological bulletin.

1    Continued in part by.

245 04 The southeastern college art review and newsletter.

785 01 Southeastern College Art Conference. $t SECAC newsletter $w (OCoLC)4973820

Note display:  Continued in part by: Southeastern College Art Conference.  SECAC newsletter.

4    Absorbed by.

245 04 The annalist : $b a magazine of finance, commerce, and economics.

785 04 $t Business week $g Oct. 1940 $x 0007-7135 $w (DLC)  31006225

Note display:  Absorbed by: Business week, Oct. 1940.

5    Absorbed in part by.

245 04 The metal worker, plumber, and steamfitter.

785 05 $t Sheet metal worker $x 0096-9249 $w (DLC)sn 81006020

Note display:  Absorbed in part by: Sheet metal worker.

6    Split into ... and ...

When this indicator value is used, input a 580 note.  With second indicator 6, some systems do not generate notes from field 785 so the use of a 580 field is necessary.  The first indicator value in field 785 is set to "1."  For further information, see field 580.

245 00 Hospital practice.

580 ## Split into: Hospital practice (Hospital ed.), and:  Hospital practice (Office ed.)

785 16 $t Hospital practice (Hospital ed.) $x 8755-4542 $w (DLC)sn 84001694

785 16 $t Hospital practice (Office ed.) $x 8750-2836 $w (DLC)sn 84037744

245 00 Clinical and experimental hypertension.

580 ## Split into: Clinical and experimental hypertension. Part A, Theory and practice, and: Clinical and experimental hypertension. Part B, Hypertension in pregnancy.

785 16 $t Clinical and experimental hypertension. Part A, Theory and practice $x 0730- 0077 $w (DLC)  83646221

785 16 $t Clinical and experimental hypertension. Part B, Hypertension in pregnancy $x 0730-0085 $w (DLC)  83646622

7    Merged with ... to form ...

Instructions for this indicator value are the same as for value "6" above.  If desired, the AACR2 phrase "Merged with … to become …" may be used in the 580 field.

245 00 Correctional services in Canada.

580 ## Merged with: Services correctionnels au Canada, to become: Adult correctional services in Canada.

785 17 $t Services correctionnels au Canada (Centre canadien de la statistique juridique) $x 0711-6810 $w (DLC)cn 88071637 $w (CaOONL)880716371

785 17 $t Adult correctional services in Canada $x 0715-2973 $w (DLC)  83645544 $w (CaOONL)840790694E


The most common subfields are (in input order):  $a, $s, $t, $g, $x, $w.  For a description of subfields defined for this field, see Linking Entry Fields - General Information.

In microform records, use $w in a 780 or 785 linking field only when the related record is in the same physical format and by the same manufacturing/distributing agency.  (See Appendix M.)

For online versions of a print serial where a later title has not been digitized or has not been cataloged, cite only the title in the 785, do not input record control numbers ($w) belonging to any print version records.  (See example in CCM 31.19.4.)

When linking a serial to a monograph, the monograph's ISBN may be included in a subfield z, in the local record only, to facilitate working with the holdings.  However, currently CONSER policy is not to use $z for ISBN to avoid complicating the indexing of the subfield $z in links.

Related fields, etc.

580, Linking Entry Fields - General Information, 780

785 Succeeding Entry  (MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data)

See also:

76X-78X  Linking Entry Fields

Variable Data Fields

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

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