Definition and scope:

The linking entry fields contain information that identifies other bibliographic items.  Each of the linking entry fields specifies a different bibliographic relationship between the target item described by the record and a related item.  These relationships fall into three classes:

related items that assist the user in continuing to search but are not physically required to obtain the target item (e.g., former entries for serials, translations of the target item);

related items that have to be obtained physically in order to use the target item (e.g., the host item for a component part: a journal issue containing a specific article);

related items that are constituent units of a larger whole (e.g., the individual photographs contained in a visual material collection).

The linking entry fields are designed to generate a note in the record in which they appear.  They can also provide machine linkage between the bibliographic record for the target item and the bibliographic record for a related item, if the related item is covered by a separate record; and/or facilitate indexing.

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 76X - 79X fields, select from the list below:

76X-79X  Linking Entry Fields - General Information

Table  (Indicators and Subfield codes)

Definitions of Terms  (Terms used in Linking Entry fields)

Record Links and Notes  (Record-linking technique in MARC)

Input Conventions  (Guidance and clarification for application)

Content Designator History  (A record of significant changes)

760  Main Series Entry  (R)

762  Subseries Entry  (R)

765  Original Language Entry  (R)

767  Translation Entry  (R)

770  Supplement/Special Issue Entry  (R)

772  Supplement Parent Entry  (R)

773  Host Item Entry  (R)

774  Constituent Unit Entry  (R)

775  Other Edition Entry  (R)

776  Additional Physical Form Entry  (R)

777  Issued With Entry  (R)

780  Preceding Entry  (R)

785  Succeeding Entry  (R)

786  Data Source Entry  (R)

787  Other Relationship Entry  (R)

See also:

Variable Data Fields