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096  Locally Assigned NLM-type Call Number (R)

Input Standards

Optional/Optional
1st Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
2nd Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards
‡a Classification number (NR) Mandatory/Mandatory
‡b Item number (NR) Optional/Optional
‡e Feature heading (NR) Optional/Optional
‡f Filing suffix (NR) Optional/Optional

Definition

Call numbers based on National Library of Medicine (NLM) or Library of Congress (LC) classification schedules and assigned by any library other than NLM. Field 096 is not part of the standard MARC 21 Bibliographic format. If you use LC classification for all materials, use field 050 or field 090.

If you are transcribing LC or NLM copy, use field 060 for the NLM-assigned call number. Field 096 is not retained in the master record if field 060 contains a call number. Field 096 is still retained in archive records, institution records, OCLC-MARC records, and exported records.

If you assign a National Library of Medicine classification number according to the NLM class schedules, prefer field 060 with 1st indicator blank ( blank character ) and 2nd indicator 4. If the classification portion of your number does not conform to the NLM class schedules, use field 099.

1st Indicator

Undefined. The 1st indicator position is undefined and contains a blank ( blank character ).

blank character

Undefined

2nd Indicator

Undefined. The 2nd indicator position is undefined and contains a blank ( blank character ).

blank character

Undefined

Subfields

 
‡a Classification number

The class number portion or the complete call number. Enter spaces in the NLM call number to conform to NLM formatting practice. Enter one space to indicate each new printing line.

096     WQ18
‡b Item number

The item number portion of the NLM call number. You may enter the complete call number in subfield ‡a instead.

Your use of subfield ‡b in the 060 and 096 fields affects the processing and use of OCLC-MARC records.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) uses the Cutter-Sanborn Three Figure Author Table (1969) when assigning Cutter numbers, although NLM supplies cutter numbers only for material shelved in their reference or History of Medicine collection. OCLC recommends that health science libraries consider using this same table for assigning Cutter numbers.

096     W 90 ‡b +G552 1991
‡e Feature heading

A feature heading from a classified catalog. Data in subfield ‡e print on cards and display in label displays as if they were in subfield ‡b.

096     WT 5 ‡b C61 2001 ‡e 17:4
‡f Filing suffix

A filing suffix from a classified catalog. Data in subfield ‡f print on cards and display in label displays as if they were in subfield ‡b.

096     WL106 ‡b 1904 ‡f A16i

Indexing

For indexing and searching information, see Searching WorldCat Indexes, field 096.

Printing

See field 060 (National Library of Medicine Call Number) for more information about NLM call numbers.

This page last revised: May 5, 2014