MARC 530 Additional Physical Form Available Note

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Marc field 530 contains information concerning a different physical format in which the described item is available. Despite "physical form" in the title, field 530 is also used to describe electronic reproductions of the described item.

Commonly-used tags




ǂa - Additional physical form available note (NR)
ǂc - Availability conditions (NR)
ǂu - Uniform Resources Identifier (R)
ǂ3 - Materials specified (NR)

Policy and formulation

  • Add field 530 whenever your record contains holdings or links to other versions, usually microfilm and/or 856 links. Use standard wording. For digital reproductions, do not indicate the current provider.
  • Punctuation - Field 530 ends with a period unless another mark of punctuation is present.


530  Also available as a digital reproduction. 
530  Also available on microfilm and as a digital reproduction. 

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