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Title: 586 - Awards Note (R)

The Awards Note (586 tag) of the MARC 21 
bibliographic record contains information 
pertaining to any awards given, or special 
distinction accorded to, a particular item. It may 
be in the form of a brief statement formulated by 
the cataloger or a quotation taken directly from 
the piece. This information is useful as a 
selection aid for parents and teachers who desire 
books of outstanding quality for children. It is 
also useful for the student who would like to 
examine a number of items that have received the
same award to determine common characteristics of 
award-winning writing and artistry. 

In AACR2 the 586 tag falls under the category of 
general notes (rule X.7B, X representing chapters 
1-12, depending upon the format.)  RDA provides
instructions on recording information on awards in stating to record information if it is considered 
important for identification or selection of the resource.


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     a Awards note 


This tag does not end with a mark of punctuation,
unless the tag ends with an abbreviation or other
data that ends with a mark of punctuation.


     586    _aCaldecott Medal, 1976

     586    _aNewbery Honor, 1966

     586    _a"Emmy Award for Best Classical Program in the 
                   Performing Arts, 1980/81"

     586    _aCorretta S. King Medal, 1994

     586    _aAcademy Award for Best Picture, 1987

If an item has received more than one award, make a separate 
note for each award. Multiple 586 notes are machine linked 
and a semicolon supplied as punctuation between each statement. 

Bibliographic record:

     586    _aNational Book Award, 1981
     586    _aPulitzer Prize for Nonfiction, 1981


     Note: National Book Award, 1981; Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction, 1981