Field definition and scope:

Field 600 contains a subject added entry in which the entry element is a personal name.  Subject added entries are assigned to a bibliographic record to provide access according to established subject cataloging principles and guidelines.  Field 600 may be used by any institution assigning subject headings based on the lists and authority files identified in the second indicator position or in subfield $2 (Source of heading or term).

The National level record requirement for this field is Mandatory if applicable.

Field 600 is repeatable.

Guidelines for applying content designators:

The content designators identify the subelements occurring in personal name fields constructed according to generally accepted cataloging and thesaurus-building rules [e.g., Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR 2), Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH)].

Personal names used in phrase subject headings (e.g., John, the Baptist, saint, in the Koran) are contained in field 650 (Subject Added Entry - Topical Term).

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 600

Subject Added Entry - Personal Name

A

O

R

Indicator:

 

 

 

 

First

Type of personal name entry element

M

 

 

0

Forename

A

 

 

1

Surname

A

 

 

3

Family name

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second

Thesaurus

M

 

 

0

Library of Congress Subject Headings

A

 

 

1

LC subject headings for children's literature

A

 

 

2

Medical Subject Headings

A

 

 

3

National Agricultural Library subject authority file

A

 

 

4

Source not specified

A

 

 

5

Canadian Subject Headings

A

 

 

6

Répertoire de vedettes-matière

A

 

 

7

Source specified in subfield $2

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subfield code:

 

 

 

 

$a

Personal name

M

O

NR

$b

Numeration

A

O

NR

$c

Titles and other words associated with a name

A

O

R

$d

Dates associated with a name

A

O

NR

$e

Relator term

O

O

R

$f

Date of a work

A

O

NR

$g

Miscellaneous information

A

O

R

$h

Medium

O

O

NR

$j

Attribution qualifier

O

O

R

$k

Form subheading

A

O

R

$l

Language of a work

A

O

NR

$m

Medium of performance for music

A

O

R

$n

Number of part/section of a work

A

O

R

$o

Arranged statement for music

A

O

NR

$p

Name of part/section of a work

A

O

R

$q

Fuller form of name

A

O

NR

$r

Key for music

A

O

NR

$s

Version

A

O

NR

$t

Title of a work

A

O

NR

$u

Affiliation

O

O

NR

$v

Form subdivision

A

O

R

$x

General subdivision

A

O

R

$y

Chronological subdivision

A

O

R

$z

Geographic subdivision

A

O

R

$0

Authority record control number or standard number

O

O

R

$2

Source of heading or term

A

O

NR

$3

Materials specified

O

O

NR

$4

Relationship

O

O

R

$6

Linkage

A

O

NR

$8

Field link and sequence number

O

O

R

 

See:  Examples for this field.

Input conventions:

Ambiguous headings  (what is considered a "personal" name)

Punctuation

Spacing

Display constant

Initial articles  (includes information on diacritics or special characters)

Content designator history:

First indicator - Type of personal name entry element

Values  1 - Single surname  [redefined]

2 - Multiple surname  [obsolete]

In 1996, the first indicator value 2 (Multiple surname) was made obsolete.  Value 1 (Single surname) was redefined as Surname to be used for headings with either single or multiple surnames.

Subfield $g - Miscellaneous information  [changed, 2014]:  In 2014, subfield $g was made repeatable.

Subfield $j - Attribution qualifier:  In 2000, subfield $j was defined for attribution for names when the responsibility is unknown, uncertain, fictitious, or pseudonymous.

Subfields  $n - Number of part/section of a work  [defined]

$p - Name of part/section of a work  [redefined]

In 1979, subfield $n was defined for numbered parts/sections and subfield $p (Part) was redefined to include only named parts/sections.  Prior to that change, both the number and the name of a part were contained in one $p subfield.

Subfield $0 - Authority record control number  [new, 2007]

Subfield $0 - Authority record control number  [redefined, 2010]

Subfield $4 - Relator code  [renamed, 2017] [redescribed, 2017]:  Subfield $4 was renamed to Relationship and redescribed to allow for the recording of relationship URIs in addition to MARC and non-MARC codes.

Related MARC fields or documents:

X00  Personal Names - General Information

MARC Code List for Relators

Source Codes for Vocabularies, Rules, and Schemes:

Subject Heading and Term Source Codes

See also:

6XX  Subject Access Fields

Variable Data Fields