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Title: 530 - Additional Physical Form Available Note (R)

The 530 tag of the MARC 21 bibliographic format 
contains a note about a different physical format 
in which the item is available. This tag also 
contains the source and terms of availability for 
the item in a different format. This information 
can help library users find the item in the form 
that they can best use. Note that information on 
other editions of the item in the same physical 
format goes in 500 tag notes. Information about the 
availability of other physical forms in your 
library should go in a 590 tag. 

AACR2 covers the Additional Physical Form Available 
Note in rule 1.7B16 and in the X.7B16 rules for 
each format in chapters 2-3, 5-9, 11-12 (2.7B14, 
3.7B14, etc.). 

RDA covers the Additional Physical Form 
Available Note in Recording Relationships to Related

Subfield a contains the description of the other 
format or formats and any other information that 
does not go in other subfields. Subfield b contains 
the organization or vendor from which the other
form is available. Subfield c contains the terms of 
availability. These may include whether the item is 
available separately or part of a set, restrictions 
on use of the item, method of payment, and other 
conditions. Subfield d contains the order number. 


First  Undefined
 blank Undefined

Second  Undefined

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     a Additional Physical Form Available note (NR) 

     b Availability source (NR) 

     c Availability conditions (NR) 

     d Order number (NR)

     u Uniform Resource Identifer (R) 


Subfields b, c, and d are preceded by a semicolon. 

This tag ends with a period unless another mark of
punctuation (!, ?, -) is present.


     530    _aIssued also in Blu-ray Disc format.

     530    _aIssued as Beta 1/2 in. or VHS 1/2 in.
              or U-matic 3/4 in.

     530    _aAvailable on microfiche.

     530    _aIssued also as a motion picture.

     530    _aIssued also on CD-ROM.

     530    _aAvailable in microfilm as part of the
              Papers of Grover P. Slover;
            _bDocumentary Microfilms, 450 East 52nd 
              St., New York, N.Y.  10006;
            _cBuyers must acquire entire film set;