Field definition and scope:

Field 700 contains an added entry in which the entry element is a personal name.  Added entries are assigned according to various cataloging rules to give access to the bibliographic record from personal name headings which may not be more appropriately assigned as 600 (Subject Added Entry - Personal Name) or 800 (Series Added Entry - Personal Name) fields.

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

Field 700 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 700

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

Type of added entry

M

 

 

#

No information provided

A

 

 

2

Analytical entry

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

$i

Relationship information

O

O

R

$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

$x

International Standard Serial Number

O

O

NR

$0

Authority record control number or standard number

O

O

R

$3

Materials specified

O

O

NR

$4

Relationship

O

O

R

$5

Institution to which field applies

A

O

NR

$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

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.

Second indicator - Type of added entry

Values  0 - Alternative entry  (BK AM CF MP MU SE)  [obsolete]

1 - Secondary entry  (BK AM CF MP MU SE)  [obsolete]

1 - Printed on card  (VM)  [obsolete]

3 - Not printed on card  (VM)  [obsolete]

In 1993, second indicator values 0 (Alternative entry) and 1 (Secondary entry) were made obsolete in the books, archival and manuscripts control, computer files, maps, music, and serials specifications.  Values 1 (Printed on card) and 3 (Not printed on card) were made obsolete in the visual materials specifications.

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

Subfield $i - Relationship information  [new, 2009]

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

RDA in MARC Bibliographic Data

See also:

700-75X  Added Entry Fields

Variable Data Fields