Field definition and scope:

Each named event field is unique in its definition and scope.  For specific information, select from the list below.

147  Heading - Named Event  (NR)

447  See From Tracing - Named Event  (R)

547  See Also From Tracing - Named Event  (R)

747  Established Heading Linking Entry - Named Event  (R)

Record requirements:  The National level record requirement for the named event fields is Mandatory if applicable, except for field 747 which is Optional.  For the national level requirements by subfield, see the specific field.

Field repeatability:  See the specific field for its repeatability.

Guidelines for applying content designators:

The content designators identify the subelements occurring in named event headings constructed according to generally accepted thesaurus-building conventions (e.g., Faceted Application of Subject Terminology (FAST)).

Named events are those which cannot be regarded as responsible agents, e.g., battles, earthquakes, famines, financial crises, fires, hurricanes, riots, strikes, volcanic eruptions, wars, etc.

Named events which can be regarded as responsible agents such as meetings or conferences as well as athletic contests, competitions, expeditions, expositions, fairs, festivals, sports events, tournaments, etc., are recorded in X11 fields.

The indicators, subfield codes, and input conventions for the named event fields 147, 447, 547, and 747 follow similar patterns.  Guidelines for applying them are below.  Subfields are grouped by type of entry.

For indicator and subfield code definitions and examples, National level (NLR) record requirements, and designator repeatability, see table below.  An asterisk ( * ) in the column indicates that the requirement varies.  See table in the specific field.:

Position

Description

NLR

Repeatability

Field X47

Named Events

*

*

Indicator:

 

 

 

First

Undefined; contains a blank

M

 

 

 

 

 

Second

 

 

 

147,
447,
547

Undefined; contains a blank

M

 

 

 

 

 

747

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:

 

 

 

 

Main term portion

 

 

$a

Named event

M

NR

$c

Location of named event

 

R

$d

Date of named event

 

NR

$g

Miscellaneous information

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

Subject subdivision portion

 

 

$v

Form subdivision

A

R

$x

General subdivision

A

R

$y

Chronological subdivision

A

R

$z

Geographic subdivision

A

R

 

 

 

 

 

Tracing and linking subfields

 

 

$i

Relationship information  [447, 547, 747]

A

R

$w

Control subfield  [447, 547, 747]

A

NR

$0

Authority record control number or standard number  [547, 747]

A

R

$2

Source of heading or term  [747]

A

NR

$4

Relationship  [447, 547, 747]

O

R

$5

Institution to which field applies  [447, 547, 747]

A

R

$6

Linkage

A

NR

$8

Field link and sequence number

O

R

Input conventions:

Punctuation

Spacing

Display constant for X47 fields

Content designator history:

Field X47 - Named Events - General Information  [new, 2016]

Subfield $4 - Relationship code [447, 547, 747]  [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.

Related MARC fields or documents:

7XX  Heading Linking Entries - General Information

RDA in MARC Authority Data

Tracings and References - General Information

See also:

X00 - X85  General Information

Variable Data Fields