Field definition and scope:

Field 381 contains any characteristic that is not accommodated in a special field that serves to characterize a work or expression.  Examples are an issuing body, arranged statement of music, version, or a geographic term.  The field may be used to differentiate a work from another work with the same title.

Multiple characteristics from the same source vocabulary may be recorded in the same field in separate occurrences of subfield $a (Other distinguishing characteristic).  Terms from different source vocabularies are recorded in separate occurrences of the field.

The National level record requirement for this field is Optional.

Field 381 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 381

Other Distinguishing Characteristics of Work or Expression

O

R

Indicator:

 

 

 

First

Undefined; contains a blank

M

 

Second

Undefined; contains a blank

M

 

 

 

 

 

Subfield code:

 

 

 

$a

Other distinguishing characteristic

M

R

$u

Uniform Resource Identifier

A

R

$v

Source of information

A

R

$0

Authority record control number or standard number

A

R

$2

Source of term

A

NR

$6

Linkage

A

NR

$8

Field link and sequence number

O

R

Content designator history:

Field 381 - Other Distinguishing Characteristics of Work or Expression  [new, 2010]

LC Guidelines:

 381  Other Distinguishing Characteristics of Work or Expression

DCM Z1 Instructions:

 381  Other Distinguishing Characteristics of Work or Expression

Related MARC fields or documents:

RDA in MARC Authority Data

Source Codes for Vocabularies, Rules, and Schemes:

Subject Heading and Term Source Codes

See also:

1XX, 3XX  Headings

Variable Data Fields