Optional Fields in New NARs
While the following fields are not mandatory, consider adding them if they would provide valuable information that could be used to identify or differentiate the person or other entity.
If the information is readily available, add an 046 field even if the information is already recorded in a 670 field.
You may record an LC classification number for a literary author in the 053 field in a NAR. Only include the $a portion of the call number.
If you find the number in the 050 of a bibliographic record created and input by LC (040 $a DLC $c DLC), input it in an 053 with second indicator “0.”
If you are unable to find a literary work by the author in LC’s catalog, you can input it in an 053 field with second indicator “4” followed by the MARC institution code in a subfield $5.
Multiple 053 fields may be used for literary authors who write in more than one language. Qualify the 053 with the language in $c (without using parentheses) in such cases.
|053 0||$a PS3527.A15 $c English|
|053 0||$a PG3476.N3 $c Russian|
053 fields should never be used on undifferentiated name records or to record PZ numbers.
To record an LC classification number in a NAR locally, update the record in ORBIS using an 090 field.
- Do not assign gender in an NAR unless there is a compelling reason to do so, as recommended by the Revised Report on Recording Gender in Personal Name Authority Records (April 2022).
Document originally created by the Authority Control Advisory Committee; revised and maintained by the Authorities & Identities Advisory Group.