Field definition and scope:

Field 082 contains a Dewey Decimal call number for a series when all or part of the series is classified as a collected set or with the main series (646 Series Classification Practice, subfield $a, code c or m).  The second indicator values distinguish between content actually assigned by the Library of Congress (LC) and content assigned by an organization other than LC.  The organization is identified in subfield $5.

Field 082 also contains the edition number of the type of Dewey edition (identified by the first indicator value) from which the classification number was assigned and may contain the volumes/dates to which the number applies.  Varying numbers for different ranges of volumes/dates within a series or different copies or sets are contained in separate 082 fields.

The source of the classification number is the Dewey Decimal Classification and Relative Index, the Abridged Dewey Decimal Classification and Relative Index, and electronic updates to either edition.  Through 1997, updates were issued in DC&: Dewey Decimal Classification Additions, Notes and Decisions.

The National level record requirement for this field is Optional.

Field 082 is repeatable.

Guidelines for applying content designators:

For indicator and subfield code definitions and examples, National level (NLR) record requirements, and designator repeatability, see table below:

Position

Description

NLR

Repeatability

Field 082

Dewey Decimal Call Number

O

R

Indicator:

 

 

 

First

Type of edition

M

 

0

Full

A

 

1

Abridged

A

 

7

Other edition specified in subfield $2

A

 

 

 

 

 

Second

Source of call number

M

 

#

No information provided

A

 

0

Assigned by LC

A

 

4

Assigned by agency other than LC

A

 

 

 

 

 

Subfield code:

 

 

 

$a

Classification number

M

NR

$b

Item number

A

NR

$d

Volumes/dates to which call number applies

current - O

earlier   - M

NR

$2

Edition number

M

NR

$5

Institution to which field applies

A

R

$6

Linkage

A

NR

$8

Field link and sequence number

O

R

Input conventions:

Order

Display constant

Content designator history:

First Indicator - Type of edition

Value 7 - Other edition specified in subfield $2  [new, 2011]

LC Guidelines:

 082  Dewey Decimal Call Number

Related MARC fields or documents:

646  Series Classification Practice

880  Alternate Graphic Representation

Dewey Decimal Classification and Relative Index

Abridged Dewey Decimal Classification and Relative Index

DC&:  Dewey Decimal Classification Additions, Notes and Decisions

MARC Code List for Organizations

Symbols and Interlibrary Loan Policies in Canada

See also:

0XX  Numbers and Codes

Variable Data Fields