Definition and scope:

The 25X-29X fields contain descriptive information concerning the item described in a bibliographic record other than title related data.  Data recorded includes the edition statement, imprint and other publication source information, addresses, and descriptive data related to specific forms of material.  Together with the other 2XX and the 3XX fields, this data constitutes what is referred to as the body of the bibliographic record.

Specific field information:

For information on content designators (indicator and subfield code definitions and examples), National level requirements, field and subfield repeatability, and input conventions for any of the 25X - 29X fields, select from the list below:

250  Edition Statement  (R)

254  Musical Presentation Statement  (NR)

255  Cartographic Mathematical Data  (R)

256  Computer File Characteristics  (NR)

257  Country of Producing Entity  (R)

258  Philatelic Issue Data  (R)

260  Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint)  (R)

261  Imprint Statement for Films (Pre-AACR 1 Revised)  (NR)  (USA only)

262  Imprint Statement for Sound Recordings (Pre-AACR 2)  (NR)  (USA only)

263  Projected Publication Date  (NR)

264  Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice  (R)

270  Address  (R)

Content designator history:

250  Edition Statement  [changed, 2013]
In 2013, field 250 was made repeatable.

257  Country of Producing Entity for Archival Films  [renamed, 2009]

258  Philatelic Issue Date  [new, 2004]

261  Imprint Statement for Films (Pre-AACR 1 Revised)  [USMARC only]:  In 1999, field 261 became local to the United States since it was obsolete in the CAN/MARC format.  In MARC 21, this field is described in Appendix H:  Local Data Elements.

262  Imprint Statement for Sound Recordings (Pre-AACR 2)  [USMARC only]:  In 1999, field 262 became local to the United States since it was never defined in the CAN/MARC format.  In MARC 21, this field is described in Appendix H:  Local Data Elements.

264  Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice  [new, 2011]

265  Source for Acquisition/Subscription Address  [obsolete]

See also:

Variable Data Fields