Field definition and scope:

Field 540 contains information about terms governing the use of the materials after access has been provided.  The field includes, but is not limited to, copyrights, film rights, trade restrictions, etc. that restrict the right to reproduce, exhibit, fictionalize, quote, etc.  Information about restrictions imposed on access to the described materials is recorded in field 506 (Restrictions on Access Note).

The National level record requirement for this field is Optional.

Field 540 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 540

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note

O

O

R

Indicator:

 

 

 

 

First

Undefined; contains a blank

M

 

 

Second

Undefined; contains a blank

M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subfield code:

 

 

 

 

$a

Terms governing use and reproduction

M

O

NR

$b

Jurisdiction

A

O

NR

$c

Authorization

A

O

NR

$d

Authorized users

A

O

NR

$u

Uniform Resource Identifier

O

O

R

$3

Materials specified

O

O

NR

$5

Institution to which field applies

A

O

NR

$6

Linkage

A

O

NR

$8

Field link and sequence number

O

O

R

Input conventions:

Punctuation

Content designator history:

Subfield $u - Uniform Resource Identifier  [new, 2002]

Related MARC fields or documents:

506  Restrictions on Access Note

880  Alternate Graphic Representation

See also:

5XX  Note Fields

Variable Data Fields