MARC 599 Local Note
MARC field Tag in the 599 format contains local notes. This field is repeatable. Please note: since this field is locally defined, its use can differ widely from institution to institution; all information below, including indicators and subfield delimiters, applies to the Folger only.
ǂa - Note text
Policy and formulation
- Folger catalogers generally use the 599 field to record notes when reviewing each other's records, as part of cataloging training, NACO work, and general bibliographic record review. They can also serve a "note to self" function.
- 599 notes are used in Connexion, and are removed before exporting records into Voyager or the central NACO file.
- Generally, all text goes into subfield ‡a.
- Add a new 599 note for each comment on a bibliographic or authority record. If the note is meant to be seen by colleagues (i.e. during record review), include your initials in brackets at the head of the field.
- When responding to a previous comment, do not start a new 599; use bracketed initials to separate text (see examples below)
- Cataloging training notes
599 ‡a [DJL] U/V mix-up [SEH] Reviewed & fixed
- Note to colleague in authority record
599 ‡a [ACK] The DNB record has a year range of 1946-1952 for the company. I've got an item from over ten years later. How should I handle this?
- "Note to self" in authority record
599 ‡a Tech/transportation writer, music historian, and translator - 3 different Česeneks??