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033  Date/Time and Place of an Event (R)


Input Standards

1st Indicator  Type of date in subfield ‡a
blank character  No date information
Single date
1 Multiple single dates
2 Range of dates
2nd Indicator  Type of event
blank character  No information provided
1 Broadcast
2 Finding
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards 
‡a Formatted date/time (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡b Geographic classification area code (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡c Geographic classification subarea code (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡p Place of event (R) Optional/Optional
‡0 Authority record control number (R) Optional/Optional
‡2 Source of term (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡3 Materials specified (NR) Optional/Optional


Contains coded data about the capture date and place (date/time and/or place of recording, filming, execution, broadcast, or in the case of a naturally occurring object, of finding).

If an item is recorded or filmed on one date and broadcast on another date, record the information for each event in a separate field 033.

Use field 518 or other 5xx fields to enter this data in note form. Do not use field 033 unless you also use field 518 or another 5xx field ( 5xx Fields).

1st Indicator

Type of date in subfield a. The form of date.
blank character No date information. Use if there is no subfield ‡a.
Single date 
1 Multiple single dates. Use also for two consecutive dates.
2 Range of dates 

2nd Indicator

Type of event. The type of event.
blank character No information provided 
Capture. The information is about the recording of sound, the filming of images, or the production or creation of an item.
1 Broadcast. The information is about the broadcast or rebroadcast of sound by radio or images by television.
2 Finding. The information is about the finding of a naturally occurring object.


‡a Formatted date/time   The date/time information is formatted as yyyymmddhhmm+/- hhmm (year, month, day, hour, minutes). The last five positions (+/- hhmm) give the Time Differential Factor (TDF). TDF is preceded by a plus (+) or minus (-) sign, indicating the hours and minutes the local time is ahead of, or behind Universal Time (Greenwich Mean Time).

For the hour, in all cases, the 24-hour clock (00-23) is used. Within each date/time component, the data is right justified and any unused position contains a zero.

The first eight characters yyyymmdd represent the date and are mandatory if the subfield is used. If any of the first eight characters being coded are not known, a hyphen (-) is used for the unknown digit.

You may enter multiple single date/times and date/times in a range associated with the same type of event, in repeating subfield ‡a's. Precede earlier times with later ones. Enter a hyphen for any part of the date that is unknown. If the entire date is unknown, do not enter subfield ‡a.

033   19941220
[Single date] 
033   1802----
[Only the year is known] 
033 1   19890306 ‡a 19890307
[Multiple single dates] 
033 2   17991230 ‡a 18000102
[Range of dates] 
‡b Geographic classification area code   The place represented by a four-digit number assigned to a specific geographic area by LC and listed in LC Geography classification schedules. Do not enter the G from the number in the schedules. If the place is unknown, do not enter subfields ‡b and ‡c.
‡c Geographic classification subarea code   The subarea code representing a geographic region, natural feature, or political subdivision of the geographic area from subfield ‡b. Subarea codes are subdivisions of those LC class numbers (area codes) that end in 2 or 7, 3 or 8, 4 or 9. Do not enter the decimal point.
033 19770503 ‡b 3804 ‡c R6
518     Filmed in Rochester, N.Y., May 3, 1977.
033 19780916 ‡b 3964 ‡c N2
518     Recorded in Nashville on September 16, 1978.
033 1 19770115 ‡a 19770210 ‡b 3824 ‡c P5 ‡b 3804 ‡c N4
033 2 19710614 ‡b 3804 ‡c N4:2C3
518     Recorded in Philadelphia and New York on January 15 and February 10, 1977 and during the week of June 7, 1971 in New York at Carnegie Hall.
033 2 1 197809102000-0400 ‡a 197809142000-0400 ‡c R6
518     Broadcast every night at 8:00 p.m. (EST) from September 10 to September 14, 1978.
‡p Place of event   Place of event. May be in a controlled or uncontrolled form.
033 200008-- ‡b 5754 ‡c L7 ‡p Abbey Road Studio 1, London
‡0 Authority record control number   Control number of the record for a controlled place term in subfield ‡p. System control number of the related authority record preceded by the MARC code, enclosed in parentheses, for the agency to which the control number applies. See MARC Code List for Organizations ( http://www.loc.gov/marc/organizations/).
‡2 Source of term   MARC code that identifies the source of the term in subfield ‡p when from a controlled list. See Subject Heading and Term Source Codes ( http://www.loc.gov/standards/sourcelist/subject.html).
‡3 Materials specified   Distinguishes a subset of the described materials. Determine placement according to use.
033 ‡3 Horse ‡a 1925
[A horse component of a sculpture group that was cast in 1925.] 


Field 033 does not print

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