Field definition and scope:

Field 885 is used to provide information about the results of a matching process, intended to assist catalogers in the verification of a possible match between two records.

Field 885 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 885

Matching Information

 

R

Indicator:

 

 

 

First

Undefined; contains a blank

M

 

Second

Undefined; contains a blank

M

 

 

 

 

 

Subfield code:

 

 

 

$a

Matching information

M

NR

$b

Status of matching and its checking

 

NR

$c

Confidence value

 

NR

$d

Generation date

 

NR

$w

Record control number

 

R

$x

Nonpublic note

 

R

$z

Public note

 

R

$0

Authority record control number or standard number

 

R

$2

Source

 

NR

$5

Institution to which field applies

 

NR

 

See:  Example for this field.

Content designator history:

Field 885  Matching Information  [new, 2016]

LC Guidelines:

 885  Matching Information

Related MARC fields or documents:

RDA in MARC Authority Data

MARC Code List for Organizations

See also:

8XX  Other Variable Fields

Variable Data Fields