Field definition and scope:

Field 083 contains a classification number used for subject access.

The classification number is taken from Dewey Decimal Classification and Relative Index, the Abridged Dewey Decimal Classification and Relative Index, and electronic updates to either edition.  Through 1997, updates were issued in DC&: Dewey Decimal Classification Additions, Notes and Decisions.

The National level record requirement for this field is Optional.

Field 083 is repeatable.

Guidelines for applying content designators:

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

Position

Description

NLR

MLR

Repeatability

Field 083

Additional Dewey Decimal Classification Number

O

O

R

Indicator:

 

 

 

 

First

Type of edition

M

 

 

0

Full edition

A

 

 

1

Abridged edition

A

 

 

7

Other edition specified in subfield $2

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second

Undefined; contains a blank

M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subfield code:

 

 

 

 

$a

Classification number

M

O

R

$c

Classification number - ending number of span

A

O

R

$m

Standard or optional designation

M

O

NR

$q

Assigning agency

O

O

NR

$y

Table sequence number for internal subarrangement or add table

A

O

R

$z

Table identification

 

 

R

$2

Edition number

M

O

NR

$6

Linkage

A

O

NR

$8

Field link and sequence number

O

O

R

Input conventions:

Spacing

Display constant

Standard or optional designation

Content designator history:

Field 083 - Additional Dewey Decimal Classification Number  [new, 2008]

First Indicator - Type of edition

Value 7 - Other edition specified in subfield $2  [new, 2011]

Related MARC fields or documents:

Dewey Decimal Classification and Relative Index

Abridged Dewey Decimal Classification and Relative Index

DC&:  Dewey Decimal Classification Additions, Notes and Decisions

MARC Code List for Organizations

See also:

0XX  Numbers and Codes

Variable Data Fields