Field definition and scope:

In title or name/title authority records, field 386 contains a category to which a creator(s) or contributor(s) to a work belongs.

If a demographic group is not specified then multiple creator/contributor group categories from the same source vocabulary or code list may be recorded in the same field in separate occurrences of subfield $a and subfield $b.  If a demographic group is specified then the categories in the field must all come from the same group.  Terms from different source vocabularies are recorded in separate occurrences of the field.

Field 386 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 386

Creator/Contributor Characteristics

 

R

Indicator:

 

 

 

First

Undefined; contains a blank

M

 

Second

Undefined; contains a blank

M

 

 

 

 

 

Subfield code:

 

 

 

$a

Creator/contributor term

 

R

$b

Creator/contributor code

 

R

$i

Relationship information

 

R

$m

Demographic group term

 

NR

$n

Demographic group code

 

NR

$0

Authority record control number or standard number

 

R

$2

Source

 

NR

$3

Materials specified

 

NR

$4

Relationship

 

R

$6

Linkage

 

NR

$8

Field link and sequence number

 

R

Content designator history:

Field 386 - Creator/Contributor Characteristics  [new, 2013]

Subfield $i - Relationship information  [new, 2017]

Subfield $4 - Relationship  [new, 2017]

LC Guidelines:

 386  Creator/Contributor Characteristics

DCM Z1 Instructions:

 386  Creator/Contributor Characteristics

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