Field definition and scope:

Field 360 contains the explanatory text and the headings referred to that are required when relationships exist between established subjects that cannot be adequately conveyed by one or more simple cross references generated from 5XX See Also From Tracing fields.  A phrase such as search also under: may be generated for display.

Field 360 is appropriate only in established heading records or established heading and subdivision records for subjects.

The 1XX field in the record contains the established subject heading referred from.

Field 360 contains the explanatory text for the see also reference and the other established headings referred to.

The heading in the 1XX field is generally not traced in a 5XX field in the records for the subject headings referred to in field 360.  Instead, the 1XX heading is noted in a 681 (Subject Example Tracing Note) field in the record for each subject heading referred to in the 360 field.

See examples under the description of subfield $i (Explanatory text).

A cross reference display may be constructed from the 1XX and 360 fields of the record.  Reference instructions may be a combination of a tag-related phrase and text in subfield $i.  Examples of complex cross reference displays are provided in Reference Note Fields:  Complex Cross References.

The National level record requirement for this field is Mandatory if applicable.

Field 360 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 360

Complex See Also Reference - Subject

A

R

Indicator:

 

 

 

First

Undefined; contains a blank

M

 

Second

Undefined; contains a blank

M

 

 

 

 

 

Subfield code:

 

 

 

$a

Heading referred to

A

R

$i

Explanatory text

M

R

$0

Authority record control number or standard number

O

R

$6

Linkage

A

NR

$8

Field link and sequence number

O

R

 

See:  Example for this field.

Input conventions:

Display constants

Content designator history:

Subfield $0 - Authority record control number  [new, 2007]

LC Guidelines:

 360  Complex See Also Reference - Subject

Related MARC fields or documents:

681  Subject Example Tracing Note

880  Alternate Graphic Representation

Tracings and References - General Information

See also:

260, 360  Complex Subject References

Variable Data Fields