First and Second indicators:

#  Undefined


a  Holdings institution (R)

8  Field link and sequence number (R)

NOTE:  See MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data (850 Holding Institution) for code definitions not given below.


Field 850 carries MARC 21 codes found in the MARC Code List for Organizations for institutions reporting that they hold an item.  This holdings information is included in the communications format and distributed to subscribers of the CONSER file.  Input to this field is restricted to CONSER participants.

850 ## DLC $a MiU

Before 2000 the addition of a holdings symbol in field 850 was a requirement for online reporting to New Serial Titles (NST).  Prior to March 1993, holdings symbols for non-CONSER institutions reporting to NST were added to records by the New Serial Titles Section of the Library of Congress.

For preservation master microforms, a second symbol qualified with the word "master" may be added.

850 ## DLC $a DLC (master)

Editing instructions

1.   Institute codes are arranged in alphabetical order in repeatable subfields $a.

2.   Codes containing all capital letters are input before symbols beginning with the same letter consisting of upper and lowercase letters.

850 ## C $a Cst $a CoFS $a DLC $a DeU $a MBU-M $a NN $a NjR $a OrU

Related fields, etc.

012 $i

850 Holding Institution  (MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data)

See also:

841-88X  Holdings, Alternate Graphics, Etc.

Variable Data Fields

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

CONSER Editing Guide:  Contents