Field definition and scope:

Field 383 contains a serial number, opus number, or thematic index number assigned to a musical work by the composer, publisher, or a musicologist.  The field may be used to differentiate a musical work from another with the same title.

The National level record requirement for this field is Optional.

Field 383 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 383

Numeric Designation of Musical Work

O

O

R

Indicator:

 

 

 

 

First

Undefined; contains a blank

M

 

 

Second

Undefined; contains a blank

M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subfield code:

 

 

 

 

$a

Serial number

A

O

R

$b

Opus number

M

O

R

$c

Thematic index number

A

O

R

$d

Thematic index code

 

 

NR

$e

Publisher associated with serial or opus number

 

 

NR

$2

Source

 

 

NR

$6

Linkage

A

O

NR

$8

Field link and sequence number

O

O

R

Content designator history:

Field 383 - Numeric Designation of Musical Work  [new, 2010]

Subfield $d - Thematic index code  [new, 2011]

Subfield $e - Publisher associated with serial or opus number  [new, 2011]

Subfield $2 - Source  [new, 2011]

Related MARC fields or documents:

RDA in MARC Bibliographic Data

Source Codes for Vocabularies, Rules, and Schemes:

Thematic Index Code Source Codes

See also:

3XX  Physical Description, Etc. Fields

Variable Data Fields