Field definition and scope:

Field 811 contains an author/title series added entry in which the author portion is a meeting name or conference name.  It is used when the added entry form of a series is different from that in the corresponding series statement.  An 811 field is usually justified by a series statement (field 490) or a general note (field 500) relating to the series.

For reproductions, an 811 field may be justified by a series statement in subfield $f of field 533 (Reproduction Note).

Series added entries for meetings entered subordinately to a corporate body are recorded in field 810.

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

Field 811 is repeatable.

Guidelines for applying content designators:

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

A named meeting that is entered under a corporate name is contained in the X10 fields.  Corporate names that include such words as conference or congress are also contained in the X10 fields.  For example, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, a professional group, is a corporate name.

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 811

Series Added Entry - Meeting Name

A

O

R

Indicator:

 

 

 

 

First

Type of meeting name entry element

M

 

 

0

Inverted name

A

 

 

1

Jurisdiction name

A

 

 

2

Name in direct order

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second

Undefined; contains a blank

M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subfield code:

 

 

 

 

$a

Meeting name or jurisdiction name as entry element

M

O

NR

$c

Location of meeting

A

O

R

$d

Date of meeting

A

O

NR

$e

Subordinate unit

A

O

R

$f

Date of a work

A

O

NR

$g

Miscellaneous information

A

O

R

$h

Medium

O

O

NR

$j

Relator term

O

O

R

$k

Form subheading

A

O

R

$l

Language of a work

A

O

NR

$n

Number of part/section/meeting

A

O

R

$p

Name of part/section of a work

A

O

R

$q

Name of meeting following jurisdiction name entry element

A

O

NR

$s

Version

A

O

NR

$t

Title of a work

M

O

NR

$u

Affiliation

O

O

NR

$v

Volume/sequential designation

A

O

NR

$w

Bibliographic record control number

O

O

R

$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

Relator code

O

O

R

$5

Institution to which field applies

A

O

R

$6

Linkage

A

O

NR

$7

Control subfield

 

 

NR

 

/0 - Type of record

 

 

 

 

/1 - Bibliographic level

 

 

 

$8

Field link and sequence number

O

O

R

 

See:  Examples for this field.

Input conventions:

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

Punctuation

Spacing

Display constant

Initial articles  (includes information on diacritics or special characters)

Content designator history:

Subfield $a - Meeting name or jurisdiction name as entry element  [redefined, 1972]

Subfield $b - Number  [obsolete, 1980]:  In 1980, the definition of subfield $n was expanded to include meeting numbers and subfield $b was made obsolete.

Subfield $c - Location of meeting  [changed, 2014]:  In 2014, subfield $c was made repeatable.

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

Subfield $j - Relator term  [new, 2006]

Subfield $n - Number of part/section/meeting  [new, 1979]

Subfield $p - Name of part/section of a work  [redefined, 1979]:  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 $q - Name of meeting following jurisdiction name entry element  [new, 1972]:  The name of a meeting entered under a jurisdiction name was not separately subfield coded prior to the definition of subfield $q in 1972.  At the same time, subfield $a was expanded to include a jurisdiction name as entry element.

Subfield $w - Bibliographic record control number  [new, 2007]

Subfield $x - International Standard Serial Number  [new, 2008]

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

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

Subfield $3 - Materials specified  [new, 2008]

Subfield $5 - Institution to which field applies  [new, 2010]

Subfield $7 - Control subfield  [new, 2013]

Related MARC fields or documents:

X11  Meeting Names - General Information

5XX  Note Fields

RDA in MARC Bibliographic Data

See also:

800-840  Series Added Entry Fields

Variable Data Fields