Definition and scope:

The field 841-88X block contains descriptions for data elements which are an integral part of the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data and data elements which may appear either in bibliographic records or in separate MARC holdings records.

Field 850 is a bibliographic record field that contains minimal holdings location data.  Field 852 contains more extensive location data.  Field 856 covers information about the location of electronic resources.  These fields are described fully in this format.

Fields 841-845, 853-855, and 863-878 are only listed below.  The full field descriptions and information concerning the inclusion of fields 841-845, 853-855, and 863-878 in bibliographic records are found in the MARC 21 Format for Holdings Data.

Fields 880, 881, 882, 883, 884, 885, 886, and 887 have special uses described in this document.

Specific field information:

For information on content designators (indicator and subfield code definitions and examples), National level requirements, field and subfield repeatability, and input conventions for any of the 841 - 89X fields, select from the list below:

841  Holdings Coded Data Values  (NR)

842  Textual Physical Form Designator  (NR)

843  Reproduction Note  (R)

844  Name of Unit  (NR)

845  Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note  (R)

850  Holding Institution  (R)

852  Location  (R)

853  Captions and Pattern - Basic Bibliographic Unit  (R)

854  Captions and Pattern - Supplementary Material  (R)

855  Captions and Pattern - Indexes  (R)

856  Electronic Location and Access  (R)

863  Enumeration and Chronology - Basic Bibliographic Unit  (R)

864  Enumeration and Chronology - Supplementary Material  (R)

865  Enumeration and Chronology - Indexes  (R)

866  Textual Holdings - Basic Bibliographic Unit  (R)

867  Textual Holdings - Supplementary Material  (R)

868  Textual Holdings - Indexes  (R)

876  Item Information - Basic Bibliographic Unit  (R)

877  Item Information - Supplementary Material  (R)

878  Item Information - Indexes  (R)

880  Alternate Graphic Representation  (R)

881  Manifestation Statements  (R)

882  Replacement Record Information  (NR)

883  Metadata Provenance  (R)

884  Description Conversion Information  (R)

885  Matching Information  (R)

886  Foreign MARC Information Field  (R)+

887  Non-MARC Information Field  (R)

Content designator history:

851  Location  [obsolete]

870  Variant Personal Name  [obsolete]

871  Variant Corporate Name  [obsolete]

872  Variant Conference or Meeting Name  [obsolete]

873  Variant Uniform Title Heading  [obsolete]

881  Manifestation Statements  [new, 2020]

882  Replacement Record Information  [new, 2007]

883  Machine-generated Metadata Provenance  [new, 2012]

883  Machine-generated Metadata Provenance  [renamed, 2020]

884  Description Conversion Information  [new, 2015]

885  Matching Information  [new, 2016]

887  Non-MARC Information Field  [new, 2001]

Related MARC field or document:

MARC 21 Format for Holdings Data

See also:

Variable Data Fields