Field definition and scope:

Field 700 contains a personal name that is equivalent to the name contained in the 100 field of the same record.  It links headings within a system or from different thesauri or authority files.

The National level record requirement for this field is Optional.

Field 700 is repeatable.

Guidelines for applying content designators:

The content designators identify the subelements occurring in a name or name/title heading that contains a personal name constructed according to the generally accepted cataloging and thesaurus-building rules [e.g., Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR 2), Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH)].

Personal names used in phrase subject headings (e.g., John, the Baptist, Saint, in the Koran) are contained in the X50 fields.

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

Position

Description

NLR

Repeatability

Field 700

Established Heading Linking Entry - Personal Name

O

R

Indicator:

 

 

 

First

Type of personal name entry element

M

 

0

Forename

A

 

1

Surname

A

 

3

Family name

A

 

 

 

 

 

Second

Thesaurus

M

 

0

Library of Congress Subject Headings/Name authority file

A

 

1

LC subject headings for children's literature

A

 

2

Medical Subject Headings/NLM name authority file

A

 

3

National Agricultural Library subject authority file

A

 

4

Source not specified

A

 

5

Canadian Subject Headings/LAC name authority file

A

 

6

Répertoire de vedettes-matière

A

 

7

Source specified in subfield $2

A

 

 

 

 

 

Subfield code:

 

 

 

$a

Personal name

M

NR

$b

Numeration

A

NR

$c

Titles and other words associated with a name

A

R

$d

Dates associated with a name

A

NR

$e

Relator term

A

R

$f

Date of a work

A

NR

$g

Miscellaneous information

A

R

$h

Medium

A

NR

$i

Relationship information

A

R

$j

Attribution qualifier

O

R

$k

Form subheading

A

R

$l

Language of a work

A

NR

$m

Medium of performance for music

A

R

$n

Number of part/section of a work

A

R

$o

Arranged statement for music

A

NR

$p

Name of part/section of a work

A

R

$q

Fuller form of name

A

NR

$r

Key for music

A

NR

$s

Version

A

NR

$t

Title of a work

A

NR

$v

Form subdivision

A

R

$w

Control subfield

A

NR

 

/0  Link display

M

 

 

/1  Replacement complexity

A

 

$x

General subdivision

A

R

$y

Chronological subdivision

A

R

$z

Geographic subdivision

A

R

$0

Authority record control number or standard number

A

R

$2

Source of heading or term

A

NR

$4

Relationship

O

R

$5

Institution to which field applies

A

R

$6

Linkage

A

NR

$8

Field link and sequence number

O

R

 

See:  Examples for this field.

Input conventions:

Ambiguous headings  (what is considered a "personal" name)

Punctuation

Spacing

Order of subfields

Relationship codes

Display constant for X00 fields

Display constants for 7XX Linking Entries

Content designator history:

First Indicator - Type of personal name entry element

Values  1 - Single surname  [redefined]

2 - Multiple surname  [obsolete]

In 1996, the first indicator value 2 (Multiple surname) was made obsolete.  Value 1 (Single surname) was redefined as Surname to be used for headings with either single or multiple surnames.

Subfield $g - Miscellaneous information  [changed, 2014]:  In 2014, subfield $g was made repeatable.

Subfield $i - Relationship information  [new, 2014]

Subfield $j - Attribution qualifier:  In 2000, subfield $j was defined for attribution information for names when the responsibility is unknown, uncertain, fictitious, or pseudonymous.

Subfields  $u - Record control number  [obsolete, 1997]  [USMARC only]

$v - Record control number  [redefined, 1995]  [USMARC only]

$0 - Record control number  [new, 1997]

$0 - Record control number  [redefined, 2010]

$v - Form subdivision  [redefined, 1995]  [USMARC only]

$3 - Authority record control number  [obsolete, 1997]  [CAN/MARC only]

In USMARC, from 1993 to 1995, subfield $v was defined as Record control number in the 7XX Heading Linking Entry fields.  When subfield $v was adapted for form subdivisions in MARC bibliographic and authority heading fields in 1995, subfield $v was redefined as Form subdivision and subfield $u was defined as Record control number.  In 1997, subfield $0 was added as Record control number in 5XX and 7XX fields and $u was made obsolete.

Subfield $w/1 - Replacement complexity  [new, 2002]:  In 2002, subfield $w/1 was defined with the following codes:  a (Heading replacement does not require review); b (Heading replacement requires review); and n (Not applicable).

Subfield $4 - Relationship code  [new, 2014]

Subfield $4 - Relationship code  [renamed, 2017] [redescribed, 2017]:  Subfield $4 was renamed to Relationship and redescribed to allow for the recording of relationship URIs in addition to MARC and non-MARC codes.

LC Guidelines:

 700  Established Heading Linking Entry - Personal Name

DCM Z1 Instructions:

 7XX  Heading Linking Entries

Related MARC fields or documents:

X00  Personal Names - General Information

7XX  Heading Linking Entries - General Information

RDA in MARC Authority Data

Source Codes for Vocabularies, Rules, and Schemes:

Subject Heading and Term Source Codes

See also:

7XX  Heading Linking Entries

Variable Data Fields