Field definition and scope:

Field 388 contains the time period of creation or origin of the work or expression (including aggregate works), or of the works or expressions contained in an aggregation.

Field 388 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 388

Time Period of Creation

 

 

R

Indicator:

 

 

 

 

First

Type of time period

M

 

 

#

No information provided

A

 

 

1

Creation of work

A

 

 

2

Creation of aggregate work

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second

Undefined; contains a blank

M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subfield code:

 

 

 

 

$a

Time period of creation term

 

 

R

$0

Authority record control number or standard number

 

 

R

$2

Source of term

 

 

NR

$3

Materials specified

 

 

NR

$6

Linkage

A

O

NR

$8

Field link and sequence number

O

O

R

Content designator history:

Field 388 - Time Period of Creation  [new, 2014]

Related MARC fields or documents:

RDA in MARC Bibliographic Data

Source Codes for Vocabularies, Rules, and Schemes:

Temporal Term Source Codes

See also:

3XX  Physical Description, Etc. Fields

Variable Data Fields