Indicators and subfield codes
‡a Binding note (NR)
‡u Uniform Resource Identifier (R)
‡3 Materials specified (NR)
‡5 Institution to which field applies (NR)
‡8 Field link and sequence number (R)
Field definition and scope
This field contains binding information and is intended primarily for use with antiquarian materials, rare books, and other special collections. It is not intended for serials bound together after publication for shelving and storage purposes.
Guidelines for applying content designations
Both indicators are undefined; each contains a blank ().
First Indicator - Undefined
Second Indicator - Undefined
‡a - Binding note
Subfield ‡a contains binding information.
563 Late 16th century blind-tooled centerpiece binding, dark brown calf. ‡5 StEdNL
‡u - Uniform Resource Identifier
Subfield ‡u provides links to the image of a binding. It contains the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI), for example a URL or URN, which provides electronic access data in a standard syntax. This data may be used for automated access to an electronic item using one of the Internet protocols.
Substituting hexadecimal notation for diacritics and special characters in Uniform Resource Identifiers. When recording a URI in subfield ‡u, you may enter most of the spacing characters listed below as either characters or their hexadecimal equivalents. Consult the table below.
|Alternative entry (hex value)
|Enter as character or hex value
|Spacing circumflex/circumflex accent
|Spacing underscore/low line1
|Spacing grave/grave accent
|Enter as hex value only
1Because the Spacing Underscore may cause problems with MARC output, users may prefer to continue entering it with the hexadecimal value %5F.
563 Gold-tooled morocco binding by Benjamin West, ca. 1840. ‡u http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/permanent/gutenberg/html/8a.html ‡5 Uk
‡3 - Materials specified
Subfield ‡3 indicates the portion of the binding that is described in the field.
‡5 - Institution to which field applies
Subfield ‡5 contains the MARC code of the institution or organization that holds the copy to which the data in the field applies. It is used for institution-specific information that may or may not apply to the universal use of the holdings record. See MARC Code List for Organizations, which also includes links to Canadian, United Kingdom, and German MARC Organization Code lists.
‡8 - Field link and sequence number
Subfield ‡8 contains data that identifies linked fields and may also propose a sequence for the linked fields. Subfield ‡8 may be repeated to link a field to more than one other group of fields.
The structure and syntax for the field link and sequence number subfield is: ‡8<linking number>.<sequence number>\<field link type>
The linking number is the first data element in the subfield and required if the subfield is used. It is a variable-length whole number that occurs in subfield ‡8 in all fields that are to be linked. Fields with the same linking number are considered linked. A linking number of "0" (zero) is not used in this field.
The sequence number is separated from the linking number by a period "." and may be optional. It is a variable-length whole number that may be used to indicate the relative order for display of the linked fields (lower sequence numbers displaying before higher ones).
The field link type is separated from preceding data by a reverse slash "\". It is a code indicating the reason for the link and it follows the link number or sequence number if present. The following one-character field link type code has been defined for use in subfield 8 in OCLC local holdings records: a - Action
Code a is used in a record to link one or more fields with another field to which the processing or reference actions relate. This code is typically used only when there is more than one 5XX that relates to another 5XX field.
541 ‡8 1.1\a ‡3 Public School and College Authority and Trade School and Junior College Authority project files ‡a Finance Dept ‡c
Transferred ‡u http://www.columbia.edu/dlc/linglung/methodology.html
583 ‡8 1.2\a ‡a Appraised ‡c 198712- ‡l tjb/prr
583 ‡8 1.3\a ‡a Scheduled ‡c 19880127 ‡k mc/dmj
583 ‡8 1.4\a ‡a Arranged ‡c 19900619 ‡k mc/dmj
583 ‡8 1.2\a ‡a Processed level 2 ‡b 90.160 ‡c 19901218 ‡k kmc/dmj
Subfield ‡8 is always the first subfield in the field when it is used.